• 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...
  • #BoycottStarWarsVII

    A response to white supremacist reaction to black Jedi unveiled during Monday Night Football.

    Student Researcher and Writer: Kalama Hines Faculty Evaluator: Melissa Korber Las Positas College Livermore, California Racism has a long and sordid legacy in the United States. Some people want to see that legacy extend to fictitious galaxies far, far, away. They are part of a Star Wars fan group...
  • #Vanlife

    Hashtags & Hippie Buses

    Student Researcher and Writer: Amelia Fontei Faculty Evaluator: Rob Williams, PhD University of Vermont December 15, 2015 When Foster Huntington decided to quit his corporate job in New York City and travel around the United States in a Volkswagen bus for three years, he had no idea that his...