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The craze behind cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency is real. It is not a vision for the future—it is happening today. The first and most important cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was created in 2008 as a cash system with no central authority. Compared to the US dollar, Bitcoin may appear too volatile for a useful currency. But in countries …

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Everything wrong with Logan Paul

Logan Paul is the perfect role model for indecency, racism, and criminality to his over 15.5 million YouTube subscribers. I’ll give Paul credit for one thing: Unlike an increasing number of YouTubers, his most controversial video’s title, “We Found a Dead Body in the Japanese Suicide Forest,” does not employ …

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What is college without fraternities?

College, where the lives of stressed young adults get an education, where endless amounts of money is spent, and where recently departed high-school students exhibit freedom after 12 years of school restrictions. Resulting in routine studying and a constant lack of sleep, students look forward to renowned parties to be …

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#MeToo.

Harvey Weinstein, Andy Signore, Roy Price, Chris Savino, Robert Scoble, Lockhart Steele, John Besh, James Toback, Terry Richardson, Leon Wieseltier, Knight Landesman, Rick Najera, Ken Baker, Kevin Spacey, Hamilton Fish, Michael Oreskes, Andy Dick, Kirt Webster, Brett Ratner, Jeff Hoover, David Guillod, Ed Westwick, Jeffrey Tambor, Benjamin Genocchio, Roy Moore, …

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The safety of the Internet: Net neutrality

78% of Americans are in favor of defending network neutrality, yet the issue manages to still be up for debate in Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Overwhelmingly, the general public  supports net neutrality regardless of party lines, and it is clear why. The core argument surrounding net neutrality …

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When should we teach them?

With many beloved celebrity figures such as Mckayla Maroney, Amber Rose, Lady Gaga and many more taking a stand against sexual misconduct, this topic has been brought to the forefront of many peoples concerns, not only for themselves but for future generations. This raises the question as to how we …

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The intellectual Renaissance of memes

From primitive tribes to political parties, factions and conflicts are integral to society. A substantial amount of human progress and motivation comes from trying to outdo others, whether they are a friend or a foreign nation. The primary cause for all this stems from influential ideas – memes. While memes …

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Fact over fiction

According to NASA, on Feb. 13, the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea ice numbers were at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979. Total polar sea ice covered 6.26 million square miles (16.21 million square kilometers), which is 790,000 square miles (2 million square …

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Children’s shows: Sexism at its finest

It has happened again. You are disappointed, yet not surprised. Another cartoon with a compelling story arc and beautiful characters has been canceled. Many shows aimed at boys have been canceled or treated less fairly than others over the past few years. For example, Legend of Korra, a show with …

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