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Kurbo: the weight loss app for kids

Over the years, childhood obesity has been an epidemic of growing concern. According to the CDC, the prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents (ages 2-19) was 18.5%, affecting approximately 13.7 million individuals in the US.  Many programs hope to combat the rise of obesity in America, including Kurbo, a …

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Rapid vaping increase leads to deaths

 Vape brands market their products as game-changers: a solution to cigarette addiction crafted by the very people who made the problem. When they first came out, vapes gave hope to millions of cigarette users who could not break their habit. However, as vaping becomes more widespread, statistics are showing vaping …

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The rise of Twitter’s white boys

Reddit has conspiracy theories, Instagram has food blogs, and Facebook has moms. But Twitter isn’t as clear who it’s targeted audience is for. Twitter rises as a haven for young, sleep-deprived, white guys who appear to catapult Twitter higher than other social media outlets.   Every month, an anonymous group …

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What you don’t know about China

“Humane job-training centers”-the label China gives to its Muslim internment camps, according to the New York Times. These camps are supposedly intended to educate Chinese Muslim residents and contain terrorism; Chinese government even goes as far as to classify prisoners as “students”. According to The Guardian, when the United Nations …

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California: Into the Future

Once a state painted red, California has become identifiable by its increasingly democratic and liberal ideologies. Enforced by its majority democratic voters, California made the transition from right to left after the 1988 election in which Republican George H. W. Bush was elected as president. Bush is the last Republican …

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