POSTING WITH A PURPOSE: THE BLOGGING OF BROWNKEY ABDULLAHI

POSTING WITH A PURPOSE: THE BLOGGING OF BROWNKEY ABDULLAHI

(Photo Credit: Medium, Akili Dada) BY STARR BROWN, KATELYN BURNSFIELD AND TREVOR TYLE Brownkey Abdullahi may seem like your ordinary African refugee, but in reality, she’s a blog posting pioneer in the world’s largest refugee camp. At 25 years old, Abdullahi proudly hails from her Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya as its first female blogger. Since … Read More

Women in music 2018

Women in music 2018

The Grammy Awards are the biggest night in the music industry. Founded to celebrate artistic achievements for artists by the recording academy, they are meant to celebrate the best music in every genre released that year and show where the industry is at in the last year. From pop and R&B to rock and classical … Read More

Is The Selfie Epidemic Really A Bad Thing?

It’s become so easy for older generations to drag millennials for our avocado toast and selfie obsessions while pointing out that we’re killing chain restaurants and unable to buy houses.  But is our obsession with selfies really a bad thing. Today, unlike even a decade ago, it’s so easy to take out a camera and document a moment. Ever … Read More

The World Of Reddit

I’ve always had a hard time comprehending the world of Reddit. I never understood why you’d want to pretend to be someone you’re not online, post things you probably don’t want to be attached to IRL, say things you’ll regret in a few years, maybe even post things that are illegal. I never thought that’s … Read More

Reporting On Mental Health Reflection

The island on Second Life was an interesting immersion of a few symptoms of schizophrenia. I found the voice hallucinations one of the more interesting parts as I knew those who have schizophrenia can have these but never understood truly how it sounded or felt like. Having known about the disorder and that it truly … Read More

Neck Deep ‘Peace And The Panic Tour’ – Detroit

Neck Deep ‘Peace And The Panic Tour’ – Detroit

After spending all of December convincing my friends Joe and Pat (who never listen to me about music), I finally got them to agree to see Neck Deep on tour this winter just as tickets sold out. With classes canceled and a blizzard overtaking the entire state of Michigan, I jokingly checked Facebook to see if anyone was selling … Read More

Check Your Privilege

Growing up white, you never really think about how the color of your skin effects your place in the world. We’re taught that racism is bad and slavery happened decades ago, but it’s still happening. We’re never taught that being white gives us opportunity just because of the color of our skin. I didn’t realize … Read More

Representation At Music Festivals

Representation At Music Festivals

‘Tis the season for summer music festival lines-ups to be announced. And with festival announcements comes criticism about representation of women, people of color and LGBT+ identities. Each year festivals continue to place mainly CIS male acts on their lineups, seemingly forgetting about other identities that have just as great music. This week the British … Read More

The Digital Divide

Have you ever stopped to think about why your grandparents and parents always ask you tech related questions, or why they struggle to just Google something? There are even students across the US that also don’t have access to technology in classrooms- things most of us took for granted. The digital divide is defined as “the … Read More

Concert Survival Guide: Getting Ready

Concert Survival Guide: Getting Ready

Whether you’re about to attend your first concert ever, a general admission concert for the first time or you’ve been attending concerts for years, it’s great to make sure you’re fully prepared for a night of live music. Regardless of how many concerts you’ve attended throughout your life, sometimes you just don’t know how to … Read More