Victim-blaming, gun control, feminism and pride are all words that social media discusses flagrantly on a day-to-day basis. Our society recognizes these as problems, but these controversies may be a result of more individual problems. The Dunning-Kruger Effect is a phenomenon where individuals who are actually underperforming, generally overrate their performances due to a lack of metacognitive skills. A TedEd video called “Why Incompetent People
Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook are just a few of the social media platforms that many individuals spend time scrolling through daily. According to The Telegraph, “The average person has five social media accounts and spends around one hour and 40 minutes browsing these networks every day.” Last fall, I felt
Who Is Robert S. Mueller III? Robert Swan Mueller III is an American lawyer who is currently serving as special counsel in charge of conducting a “full and thorough investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” per the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.
Mourning Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School On Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018, tragedy struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students at 2:21 p.m., according to Fox news. The gunman shot and killed 17 victims and injured 14 others. As the community mourns the
First-year students learn quickly that majors begin to define their lifestyle and the people that surround them. Circulating through different major circles is easier in core classes, but major genres are enough to fit people into small subcategories of “artistic,” “intellectual,” or “creative.” The differentiation between creativity and intellect does
Big bows and pigtails, Frilly dresses and pink everywhere. Told to not say this or don’t do that, To sit straight and talk soft. To not curse and to stay neat. Dainty and polite is what is expected, Loud-spoken and boyish is not an option. Boy shorts and tank tops were not accepted, Clean shoes and brushed hair
Net Neutrality: What Is It? Although the term net neutrality is one that has only recently become known to the masses, net neutrality and the battle for an open internet has been around since the early 2000s. Net neutrality can best be described as the facilitation of an open and free
The real Valentine’s Day Pink hearts, chocolate hearts and candy hearts fill the stores before February can even officially begin. People are suddenly falling in love and wanting an extravagant date with their boo. Couples are dropping hundreds of dollars just for some flowers that will die within a week and chocolates
Cryptocurrency: A new way to pay Although there have been many advances, it is the popularization of digital currency that is taking the world into the future of finance, and since money rules the world, this is a topic that all people should be aware of. What is cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency refers to a
What is a migraine? A migraine is not just a bad headache. There are many incapacitating collection of neurological symptoms. Most who suffer from migraines experience throbbing pain on one side of their head. Smells, sounds and light can also become unbearable. Visual disturbances, tingling and/or numbness in the face, arms and hands are also very common. My
Prospective undergraduate or graduate students should be dedicated to the community service projects and volunteer positions they contribute to for more reasons than “It will look good on my resume or application.” This is an opinion that does not attack individuals in any way, and it is actually something that I
I know the idea of shopping as a vegan seems rather daunting, as most people just assume vegans only eat lettuce, but grocery shopping as a vegan can introduce you to many more foods and new recipes. Dairy-Free Alternatives: Almond, soy, cashew, rice and hemp milk are great replacements for dairy milk.