The precarious media: How the LGBTQIA community is misrepresented

A precarious life is what many members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual community lead. Individuals whom are a part of the LGBTQIA community live turbulent lives, all of which depend on survival. Unfortunately, the media does not depict the precarious lifestyles of these people living in the unknown. Living precariously entails … Continue reading The precarious media: How the LGBTQIA community is misrepresented

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Tangerine (2015): a real transgender lifestyle

A recent movie that came out called “Tangerine” (2015) became one of the most intriguing films of last year. The independent movie profiles Sin-dee-rella (Kitiana Kiki Rodriguez), a transgender woman fresh out of prison on a quest for vengeance. After finding out from her best friend Alexandra (Mya Taylor), that Sin-Dee’s boyfriend/pimp cheated on her … Continue reading Tangerine (2015): a real transgender lifestyle

Saving the Planet: UMass Divestment Campaign

On a rainy Wednesday night on October 28, 2015, students gather at the Student Union to save the world. The University of Massachusetts Amherst Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign is a student run organization that aims to promote social and climate justice within society. Meeting in the Center of Education Policy and Advocacy room every Wednesday … Continue reading Saving the Planet: UMass Divestment Campaign

When Entertainment Media Almost Saved the Day

The world will remember the Sony hack throughout history. The company took a risk communicating an important message through the worldwide medium of film. The risk was messing with one the most unpredictable, totalitarian, and dangerous countries in the world. Not only did this risk affect the entire world in one way or another, but … Continue reading When Entertainment Media Almost Saved the Day

The Culture of Poverty Thesis and It’s Presence in High School Films

Sometimes we cannot help the cards we are dealt in this life. Some people will have a great hand and will win the game, and some will have a mediocre hand, and can make use of what they have. Others are dealt with a hand that no matter what moves they make, what strategies they … Continue reading The Culture of Poverty Thesis and It’s Presence in High School Films