Every night after work, 39 year old Tiffany Lea takes off her entire uniform before she enters the house and races to the shower. Her husband disinfects her uniform with Lysol while wearing latex gloves and a face mask.
Growing up as a black female entertainer, Keke Palmer was determined to never be put in a box. Instead of being held back by racial stereotypes, she developed her own identity as a vivacious spirit, providing a comedic and uplifting outlet in a world full of negativity.
In 2020, politics is the single most polarizing thing in American culture. Some are obsessed with staying up to date with the latest news, while others avoid it entirely. There seems to be no end to the arguing and disagreements when anyone states an opposing opinion. This divided political climate, while not the most healthy or productive for law-making, has certainly forced people to pay more attention to what is going on in Washington and around the world.
From preteens, teenagers and college students to grandparents, medical professionals and even A-list celebrities, its popularity has become so intense that nearly every age group and demographic has taken a stab at finding internet fame. Each demographic is dancing, lip syncing and producing comedic videos in hopes of appealing to the masses.
A reality show about contestants vying for social media popularity may sound like a superficial and shallow nightmare, but “The Circle” is quite the opposite. The new Netflix show, which was released earlier this month and is based on a British TV series with the same name, fosters a message of self-love, anti-judgement and individuality.
An ice cream shop, a grocery store, a diner, a five-star hotel, an administrative finance office and a college newspaper. These are all the places — in order — where I’ve worked in my two decades on Earth, and each of them has impacted me greatly (not including brief stints in housekeeping and being a personal shopper).
Since its inception, reality television has been controversial. The genre claims to be representative of real life, but how can that be if the programs are accurately representing everyone? In the past year, more than ever, there has been a discussion of racial discrimination amongst the genre.
On Sept. 13, “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman became the first parent to receive a jail sentence in the nationwide college admissions scandal that broke news earlier this year. According to CNN, Huffman, who was caught paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter’s SAT scores, was sentenced to 14 days in jail, a year of supervised release, 250 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine.
What do a Motown legend, a Super Bowl MVP, a former White House press secretary, a country music singer and the most recent star of “The Bachelorette” all have in common? They are all trying to tango their way into America’s heart as the new contestants of this season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
For many students, college brings a lot of firsts — living on their own, buying and cooking for themselves or the first time they go to party. For the latter, they may be exposed to alcohol or drugs, which can lead to substance use disorder and leave students wondering where to turn for help.