Post Tagged with: "media"

VIEWPOINT: Reframing Duterte’s War on Drugs

Politics in the Philippines is rife with contradictions. It is probably the only country in the world where voters would elect an authoritarian as president, a human rights activist as vice president, a homophobic celebrity boxer as senator and the first transgender congresswoman all in one general election. This partly[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
PETROCHEILOS: Distorted Perceptions of Terror

PETROCHEILOS: Distorted Perceptions of Terror

On Sept. 17, a bomb explosion injured 29 people on a crowded sidewalk in Chelsea, N.Y.. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) called the incident “an intentional act” at the time, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) labeled the attack an act of terrorism. Further investigation revealed that the[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Trump Taps Into Simmering Distrust

We have done it. After over 400 days since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president and one of the most incredible elections in a recent history, we have arrived at a fabled “Peak Trump.” Unless there is an unprecedented reversal of fortunes, Nov. 8 will see former Secretary of[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Transcend Hate, Appreciate Humanity

When I scrolled through Facebook last weekend, I saw it flooded with red-white-blue tinted profile pictures along with the occasional blurb angry about other terrorist attacks that went unnoticed. This turned the weekend into a popularity contest. It should not have been. This highlights a key failure of modern forms[Read More…]

by November 22, 2015 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Farewell To An Icon

Farewell To An Icon

The countdown to Aug. 6 continues as beloved “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart concludes the final shows of his 16-year run. Americans begin to ask themselves: what will we do without him? Jon Stewart joined “The Daily Show” in 1999. Unbeknownst to Stewart and the rest of the world, the[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Perils of Jumping the Campaign Gun

It’s early April and over a year and a half away from the next presidential election, but already, the announcements for campaigns and candidates are rolling in. With Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton announcing over the last two weeks, “campaign season” has officially begun, and we must prepare[Read More…]

by April 13, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized

What’s in a Word? Privilege in the Media

Last Tuesday, three North Carolina students were shot dead. I learned of this news, as many of you likely did, through social media. I went in pursuit of more information about this #ChapelHillShooting, but my searches were met with more tweets and posts and with very few reports from news[Read More…]

by February 15, 2015 2 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CORREIA: Cronkite: Biased and Better for It

CORREIA: Cronkite: Biased and Better for It

Ask anyone over the age of 40, and he or she will likely say that the last great American broadcast journalist was Walter Cronkite. From 1937 until 1981, Cronkite reported on many important events in American history; his most famous moments include his report of John F. Kennedy’s assassination and[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

US Cases of Ebola Distract From Crisis

“EBOLA MAY BE IN D.C. WEAR A FACE MASK AND DON’T SHARE DRINKS!” read one text I got last week from a good friend of mine.The actual text had about eight more exclamation points, but I have confidence you sense the urgency she meant to convey. I could tell she[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Waning Relevancy of an Honest Game

With the 837th pick of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, the San Diego Padres selected Johnny Manziel. Although Manziel — a football player, a Heisman trophy winner and NFL quarterback — has not played baseball since high school, the Padres decided to use a draft pick on a player[Read More…]