Representation for autism is lacking in the media

Representation for autism is lacking in the media

April is National Autism Awareness Month.  When it comes to representation in the media of people on the autism spectrum, unfortunately, there is little to none.  When someone googles what shows or movies exist with autistic characters, the number one show that pops up is a newer Netflix show called ‘Atypical,” along with others that not as many people may be familiar with.

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Music festivals can encourage drug abuse

Music festivals can encourage drug abuse

Music festivals, raves and EDM (electronic dance music) concerts have become increasingly popular throughout the recent years, with the use of drugs accompanying many of the so-called “ravers.” The misuse of these drugs, with the most common one known as MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine), Molly or Ecstacy, can cause serious health complications and possibly lead to death when someone takes more than a usual dosage. 

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Gymnast’s injury urges dialogue about high-risk sports

Gymnast’s injury urges dialogue about high-risk sports

An Auburn University student was injured last week after performing at a NCAA gymnastics regional finals. Samantha Cerio, a senior gymnast, appeared to have dislocated both of her knees after landing a stunt at the competition. Many have said that these sports could be considered mildly “dangerous,” and that precautions should be taken to potentially avoid injuries in the future. 

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The ethics of military conscription in the modern world

The ethics of military conscription in the modern world

It’s an issue that affects college-age men directly, with the potential to affect all other US citizens in the same group as well. At the age of 18, men are expected to sign up for the draft, and it can be a confusing experience. If one was not already well immersed into the routine motions of American life, the instance of military conscription may be especially difficult to understand.

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Unapologetically, just another average Joe

Unapologetically, just another average Joe

Many, many things can change drastically in five years; however, unfortunately, and unapologetically, men—especially those who withhold high political positions— truly owning or simply apologizing for instances of sexual misconduct isn’t one of them. And now, still as unapologetic as ever in 2019, former VP Joe Biden sadly remains just another average Joe in this regard, too.

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Vegan activism once again goes too far

Vegan activism once again goes too far

Vegan activism has been fueled by the rise of social media and intrigue to conscious living in Australia. On April 8, vegans who have been described as “militant” are planing the biggest animal protest the world has ever seen. Vegans are ruthless. Most activists are set out to end whatever the topic of concern may be, and these individuals will do anything to showcase their opinion. 


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Marijuana linked to psychotic disorders, new study finds

Marijuana linked to psychotic disorders, new study finds

Marijuana, a perceptual phenomenon across the globe has spread wildly amidst this generation irrespective of health risks still in exploration. The aura has appeared to lean in favor of legalization considering medical cannabis is authorized in 34 U.S states, and recreational sales are permitted in 10 of them. Undoubtedly, weed is taking off and stirring up a myriad of various conversations—good and bad.

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Youtube tattoo artist caught sexting underage girls

Youtube tattoo artist caught sexting underage girls

“Were you or were you not sexting with 14 and 15-year-old girls?”

This, among plentiful, straightforward questions plunged on famed YouTube tattoo artist Romeo Lacoste, engaged nothing but a laughable onslaught of question-dodging and excuse-making amid newly surfaced underage sexting allegations last week. According to Forbes, Lacoste is one of the biggest tattooers on social media, and is “the go to tattoo artist for influencers.”

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TikTok’s algorithm can be addicting and limiting

TikTok’s algorithm can be addicting and limiting

In a world of short attention spans, the latest viral social media app, TikTok, is taking the internet by storm with the quick 15 second video clips that are applicable to any user. These video clips have the reputation of fun, entertaining, cringe-worthy or radical content which includes but not limited to lip syncing songs or viral memes, challenges and comedy sketch content. This platform is widely used by Generation Z but is still acknowledged by millennials. The appeal to this platform is free, and short form videos that captivate your attention.

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