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 […]