[twocol_one] By Anthony Barr Benefits Every internship is a paid internship. That is to say, every internship provides, at least on paper, compensation to the intern. Whether the currency of compensation is tangible, as in the case of money or college credit, or whether it is intangible, as in the […]
Tag: The Issue
The Issue: Has the Digital Age Improved Journalism?
[twocol_one] By Ryan Klein Yes The Digital Age has improved journalism in obvious and numerous ways. Not long ago, a news story could spread only so fast and so far as someone could carry it. Whole towns were once limited to the perspectives of their local publishers. Nowadays, thanks to […]
Satire as Vehicle for Social Change: Should Journalists Self-Regulate?
[twocol_one]Yes Elizabeth Vollmer Given the recent murders of the cartoonists and journalists at the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo,” issues of censorship and self-regulation regarding offensive satire have come to the forefront of news organizations worldwide. I have come to the conclusion that, despite the fact that satire is a form […]
The Issue: Is young adult literature appropriate?
[twocol_one]Appropriate for YA Kit Apostolacus It could be argued that young adult literature is not appropriate for its target audience—depicting unhealthy relationships, romanticizing abuse, and a slew of other reasons—but it seems to me that these are not inherently inappropriate for the target audience. Of course, the presentation of certain […]
The Issue: Should we have the right to die?
*Trigger warning for suicide, physician-assisted suicide, or death.* [twocol_one]Yes Kit Apostolacus Death is a very sensitive thing—despite us all inevitably experiencing it. I want to be very careful and note that I am not encouraging suicide. My situation is notably different from Brittany Maynard’s, the 29-year-old woman with terminal cancer […]
The Issue: Are millennials a threat to the workforce?
[twocol_one]True Threat Kit Apostolacus The millennial generation is a threat to the workplace, but not because of any generalized traits or stereotypes. Instead, the millennial generation is a threat to the workplace because I have a faith in my peers to stand up for justice, even in the workplace. The […]
The Issue: Is the internet killing religion?
[twocol_one]Death By Tech Samantha Rosenfeld We’ve all been there: scrolling through our social media newsfeeds, minding our own business, when all of the sudden we see that one post that stops us dead in our tracks. Generally, the post will consist of some religious statement that the administrator obviously believes […]
The Issue: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
[twocol_one]Disconcerting Lauren Bujaky It’s difficult to go anywhere on the Internet right now without seeing something about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. TV personalities, popular celebrities, and even notable politicians have taken the challenge and nominated some other unlucky persons to also drench themselves with ice water. As per the […]