• Hamilton: How Do You Love Something You Cannot See?

    by Hallie Gibbons, CDAE Public Communication major at the University of Vermont. Lin Manuel Miranda has created an army of supporters for his shockingly brilliant, politically clamorous, full-bodied brainchild that is Hamilton. Miranda has been immensely successful in creating mass-market exposure to the modern and historical mix of magic...
  • American Horror Story: How Pop CULT Plays Into Political Stereotypes

    by Shannon Tinkham, Economics major at the University of Vermont. Since its release in 2011, American Horror Story has been known for taking chances and testing the limits of cable television. It has touched on subjects such as supernatural events, mass shootings, and serial killers, among many others. This season...
  • #NastyWoman: How a Nasty Remark Contributed to a Revolutionary Movement

    by Isabel Salcedo, Public Communications/CDAE major at the University of Vermont. October 19th 2016: a nasty day for many women that shall live in infamy. As the third and final presidential debate was coming to a close, Donald Trump uttered a phrase that many will never forget. As Clinton was giving...
  • 21st Century Media Monopoly

    Written by: Michelle Halpin (Diablo Valley College) Editted by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) The Sinclair Broadcast Group will soon be allowed to have a 72% reach into U.S. households due the FCC restoring an arcane rule. Corporate television media...
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    ‘Junk Food News’ Distracts from Systemic Issues

    As media ownership becomes more consolidated and more reliant on advertising as a source of profit, the quality of news that is distributed declines. This is because owners, who tend to be extremely wealthy individuals, need to protect their conservative business interests in order to maintain their wealth, and...
  • Blaxploitation in American Media

    Written by William Camacho The prevalence of racist depictions in corporate media continues to influence Americans in subtle ways. Although minstrelsy was the start of misrepresenting African Americans in entertainment, it is important to understand how racist character types are perpetuated in contemporary media. One of the most applicable...
  • Materialism, Misogyny, and Masculinity in Hip Hop and Rap

    Written by McKenzie Gaudette Gender bias in the corporate music industry remains a prevalent issue affecting female artists and audiences alike through sexualized images, degrading lyricism, and stereotypical normative behaviors. Since rap and hip hop genres are predominately male oriented in terms of the ratio of male to female...
  • EDUCATING OUR WAY OUT OF POVERTY

      EDUCATING OUR WAY OUT OF POVERTY: A PROPOSAL TO DIGTIZE EDUCATION Written by Amber Abadia, Steve Chrtisman, and Gabe Cox (California State University, East Bay) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) It is clear that one major solutions to solving poverty is education. This means...
  • Extreme Weather and Global Warming

    Written by: Ruben Saucedo (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In the United States, the corporate media dictates public information which heavily impacts the public opinion.  Stories of little importance permeate coverage and relegate relevant...