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07 Aug 2020
Opinion

Table for One, Please! 

Sometimes, self-care can be as simple as three words — “treat. yo’. self.” Tom Haverford, Aziz Ansari’s character, says this on “Parks and Recreation,” and this week I put his words into practice. “Self-care” is an umbrella term for intentional actions used to promote one’s…

Opinion

Homecoming 

Around noon on Dec. 2, I started to get CNN notifications on my phone about a mass shooting in Southern California. Two suspects opened fire at a holiday party in San Bernardino, killing 14 and seriously injuring another 22. Over the next several hours, major…

Opinion

Why the Monetization of Facebook is a Given 

If you open the Facebook login page, the first thing you see is the statement “Free. And Always Will Be” clearly below the spaces for your email and password. The catchphrase was meant to denounce rumors of Facebook creating a gold membership status for users who would be willing to pay for “extra” features in their social media experience. But now it’s seen as a broken promise to users who argue Facebook has done them wrong by monetizing pages outreach.