• How the Arab Spring Influenced the Women2Drive Campaign in Saudi Arabia

    Wajeha al-Huwaider spearheaded and co-founded several campaigns and organizations to try and bring equal rights for women in Saudi Arabia. In 2008, she was filmed driving a car and explaining the need for women to be able to obtain their licenses and drive. She also speaks out about child...
  • Jumping on the Car Sharing Bandwagon

    The way we transport ourselves in our day-to-day lives has changed dramatically in the last one hundred years. We have gone from horse and buggy to personal cars in the blink of an eye, and since then the way we use our cars has been transformed. As a population...
  • Celebrity Salary or Tax Evasion

    Written by Scott Clanton (California State University, Maritime Academy) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) In April of 2016 the corporate news media outlets reported that “Taylor Swift has the highest celebrity salary this year.” At the same time independent media news outlets reported   “World Leaders...
  • The Arab Spring: What Lies Beneath the Beauty

    Above image: Street art from Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring in Egypt, taken by Denis Bocquet. The Arab Spring was fueled by much more than just talk on social media. There was word of mouth, and there was also imagery. Visuals of the revolution were spread digitally and physically. During...
  • Egypt Today: The Revolution Continues

    For the most part, the Egyptian revolution of 2011 has come to a standstill. The April 6 Youth Movement, however, is still actively protesting. From their 2008 labor strike,to their involvement in the 2011 revolution, to the current protests against the imprisonment of their members, the April 6 Youth...
  • Social Media Vs. The Regime: A fight for control over Egypt and Tunisia

    In 2010 there began a series of uprisings across the Arab World over political and economic suppression by the regimes that sought to rule over their states for as long as possible. With many citizens of these states being young and modern, they took to the only place that...
  • Arab Spring Cinema: A Fountain of Freedom

    Just as every other country around the world has come through it’s right of passage within cinema, the time has come in which the Arab world has finally caught up. Undermining fallen leaders and accessing new means of expression has sprung countries such as Egypt and Tunisia into the...
  • #SNL Goes Viral: How Saturday Night Live Pioneered the ‘Viral Video’ Phenomenon

    Social media platforms began to really become relevant in the 2000s, dramatically effecting advertising, marketing, and almost every form of socializing. Saturday Night Live has been airing on NBC for the past 42 seasons, meaning it has been around long before the birth of social media. It has increased...
  • Police Shootings

    Millennial DeMockracy: The Corporate Media’s War on Social Justice

    Nolan Higdon (NolanHigdonProjectCensored@Gmail.com) with Mickey Huff (mickey@projectcensored.org), and student researchers Hanna Begnell, Taylor Bledsoe, Aimee Casey, Alexandra Castillo, Daniel Cerezo, Daniel Cervantez, Lauren Freeman, Mitchell Graham, Josh Gorski, Kyle Hunt, Jaspreet Kang, Justin Lascano, Janay McCullough, Brandy Miceli, George Petrucci, Sarah Powell, Jared Rodda, Edwin Sevilla, Chandler Saul, Sebastian...