Supreme Court announces the docket for next term

The docket includes the controversial political topics of gun rights, abortion and gay rights. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is back in session, having met for the first time since June 2019, and their docket for the next term has been announced. Topics included in the docket are gay rights, gun rights, […]

Streaming exclusivity will hurt companies in the long term

The myriad streaming choices will also make accessing content much more complicated for viewers. Remember when there was just Netflix and Hulu, and nobody cared about Hulu? Simpler times, those were. Now that entertainment and mass media companies have realized how lucrative online streaming is, these once-dominant services now have some serious competition. Well, competition […]

Corruption creates a natural disaster in Indonesia

Short-sighted planning has caused the fires in north Indonesia, but they were avoidable. The myriad wildfires have been raging for months now. Their sickly smoke chokes the air, turning the sky an opaque crimson color. This biblical and dystopian hellscape is not a dramatization, but a visualization of northern Indonesia. This region of Indonesia, and […]

Joaquin Phoenix plays the failed comedian who becomes the Joker. courtesy Warner Bros

Threats regarding “Joker” raise questions about mental health

Controversy regarding mass shooting threats toward theaters screening “Joker” necessitates conversations about mental health. “You don’t listen, do you? You just ask the same questions every week. ‘How is your job?’ ‘Are you having any negative thoughts?’ All I have are negative thoughts.” This bitter phrase spoken by Joaquin Phoenix in the final trailer for […]

Housing costs in San Francisco are astronomically high. courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Rent control in San Francisco an ill-fated attempt to fight gentrification

San Fran should emulate Miami’s response to gentrification rather than trying to control prices. San Francisco has an app dedicated to tracking public defecation. Seriously, it’s called SnapCrap. Look it up. Why would they need such a thing? Homelessness. As of 2017, San Francisco has an estimated homeless population of approximately 7,500, as compared to […]

Justin Trudeau faces several scandals before upcoming election

As the Canadian election draws near, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has undergone criticism as racist images unsurfaced. On Oct. 21, 2019, Canada will vote on its next prime minister, and what would have been an easy Trudeau win two years ago is now a fiercely competitive race in light of recent scandals involving Trudeau. Current […]