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‘Roseanne’ reboot mirrors reality

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer April 18, 2018

Let’s play a game. It’s the mid ‘90s. I am a newly revolutionary breakout sitcom that has hit the waves of American syndication. I star a loud-mouthed, opinionated matriarch heading a hectic family struggling to make ends meet. My husband is an easygoing drywall contractor. My sister is a neurotically gullible victim of low self-esteem. My daughter is a sarcastic tomboy. 


Sinclair news propaganda echos dystopian reality

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer April 11, 2018

“The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media. More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories without checking facts first. This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.”


Facebook users shouldn’t be shocked about data breach

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer April 4, 2018

Just weeks ago, Facebook was nothing more than an innocent distraction we used to pass the time at work. Though as of last week, it might as well have adopted the role of “1984’s” Big Brother after they discovered that Facebook had handed over more than 50 million user profiles to a data analytics company without their consent, according to The New York Times. 


The FBI turned Geek Squad into the perfect narcs

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer March 15, 2018

Most people who visit Best Buy do so with the intention of purchasing a brand new flat screen television. When the FBI does so, it is for child porn. That’s right; the FBI acquired an unlikely but informative ally in its fight against child abuse after a number of computers were discovered containing multiple accounts of indecent material by members of Best Buy’s tech support group, Geek Squad. 


‘Google Clips’ could be new form of surveillance

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer March 6, 2018

When people say the future is scary, it is an understatement. In the realm of technology, chasing the future is a formality, with being scary often serving as a small but inherent part of the process. Over the years, artificial intelligence has joined this conversation, as indicated by devices like Amazon’s ‘Echo Dot’ and Apple’s ‘Siri’ slowly entering our lives.


Celebrities should be able to vocalize political opinion

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

Since that monumentally controversial day back in November 2016, the political conversation has turned in more directions than our country could have prepared for. 


Using gender-neutral language leads to widespread benefits

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer February 21, 2018

In a world subject to constant and often unmanageable change, it helps to know one element should always be within our control: language. No one knows this better than Justin Trudeau, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada and a man on a mission to shift the standards of modern language as we know them. 

“Deepfakes” are illegally appropriating celebrity images and the internet is stumped

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer February 14, 2018

Ten years ago, if someone were to tell you that robots would eventually take over the world as we know it, every Sci-Fi movie released from then to the end of the decade would likely lead you to believe it in some capacity


Conglomerates latest endeavors seem questionable

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer February 7, 2018

Amazon and Disney are two of the largest companies that have ever existed. Fortunately, everyone living above a rock already knows that.


False hate crimes minimize severity of larger issue

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer February 7, 2018

“Confused. Scared. Terrified.” These are but three appropriate words being used to describe the recent assault of an innocent, young girl in Toronto, Canada. 

Celebrities merge into political lane

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer October 31, 2017

Prohibiting people to speak on matters based on what they do for a living is extremely limiting and exactly the type of mentality that will continue to drive people away from the polls.


“The Snowman” melts away fear and interest

Luis Mejia, Staff Writer October 24, 2017

Starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson, this Tomas Alfredson directed adaptation from Jo Nesbø’s bestselling novel had every ingredient at its disposal to pose, at the very least, as decent. 

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