• Victoria’s Real Secret to Its “Perfect Body” Campaign

    Written by Kaitlyn Ramsey, Worcester State University More than any other socio-cultural force, corporate media define one’s body image, which is the idea of what one’s body is or should be like. In fact, “the American ideal of beauty has become so pervasive that 50% of three- to -six...
  • Civil Rights Are “Blowin’ in the Wind:” Bob Dylan’s Songs Highlight Why Black Lives Matter

    Written by Jennifer Michaud, Worcester State University Bob Dylan recently accepted the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize of Literature in honor of his inspirational protest songs that have cultivated American culture. Dylan, though a white male, has made noteworthy political statements for civil rights dating back to the early 1960s. Fifty years...
  • Toblerone and Child Soldiers

    Written by Matthew Meyers (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In November 2016, the corporate media covered the junk food news story “Toblerone changes its iconic shape and chocoholics go crazy” while the independent media...
  • Ocean Robbed In a Nuclear Stick-UP

    Written by Michael Torreano (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In August 2016, during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the corporate media covered “U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Robbed at Gunpoint in Brazil” while...
  • Kanye West Exhausts The Big Pharma

    Written by Steven McCombs (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) On November 21, 2016, the corporate media covered the junk food news story “Kanye West Hospitalized after Canceling Saint Pablo Tour” while the independent media covered...
  • Kaepernick ‘Threw’ The Election And Downgraded Zika?

    Written by Sebastian Trucios (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) In November 2016, the corporate media covered the junk food news story “Colin Kaepernick Didn’t Vote” while the independent media covered “Zika No Longer Global ‘Health...
  • No Smiles in Marrakech

    Written by Taylor Campbell (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In ­­­November 2016, the corporate media covered the junk food news story “Young fan has adorable reaction to getting Steph Curry’s autograph” while the independent...
  • No Flags for Defunct Education System

      Written by Maverick Christensen  (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In October 2016, the corporate media covered the junk food news story “No Joy in Football? N.F.L Celebration Penalties Rise Sharply” while the independent...
  • Kim Kardasian is Not the Bees Knees

      Written by Ruben Saucedo (California Maritime Academy) Edited by Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   News media articles can demonstrate very important events. However, some articles are shown to take away the spot light of the more important issues...