On this edition of the Weekly Winner, we take a sharp turn from politicians feeding the homeless to a grave situation at hand, the two YouTube giants – PewDiePie vs. T-series. For the readers that don’t spend hours of their lives on YouTube or live in the mountains, Felix Kjellberg, a Swedish YouTuber known to most as PewDiePie, is currently the most influential internet personality … Continue reading Weekly Winner 12/10: Pewdiepie
Song Name: The Breakup Artist: LANY Genre: Indie Pop In “The Breakup,” LANY leaves behind the radiation of mellow beats that usually stem from breakup songs, and instead adopt a high tempo beat that is reminiscent of pop songs about the opposite – falling in love. The song is the second track off of their freshmen effort, the self-titled LANY. It kicks off with an … Continue reading The Weekly Get Down 12/7: The Breakup
Melo Ah, how far the mighty have fallen. It’s quite sad to see someone who was such a great player in his prime cut down and made into a laughing stock. But, here we are, as Carmelo Anthony is officially washed. How will I remember Melo? I won’t remember him this way, broken down and a below-average player. No, when I think of Carmelo Anthony, … Continue reading The Shankar Spin 7: Melo, Rodgers, Redskins, and More!
Content Warning: Mentions of suicide, mental illness, disability, and death. In a Western society obsessed with progressive ideals and increasingly secular rather than religious laws, one issue that has had little change in the past century in the United States is physician-assisted suicide, or euthanasia. Although other countries such as Canada and the Netherlands and states such as Hawaii and California have legalized euthanasia, the … Continue reading The Tea Shop Debate 5: Voluntary Euthanasia
Image: One Loudoun is one of the prime examples of Loudoun County’s “new urbanism” developments. (oneloudoun.com) Loudoun County is the richest county in America in terms of median household income. Considering that more than two thirds of the United States lies within the top 1% income bracket of the world, Loudoun County (LC) is probably one of the richest places on Earth. Living in this … Continue reading Popping the Bubble.
Recently, there was an incident at a high school where the school football team was accused of sexually assaulting a team member. A few weeks prior to this event, schools had sent out an email asking parents to talk to their children about the type of content they watch and what content to avoid. As we wondered whether these events could have been connected, the … Continue reading The Tea Shop Debate 4: Media’s Negative Influence on Consumers
Every good person hopes to one day make a positive change in the world, yet most of the youth struggle to figure out how to have an impact as a mere minor in a large world. One person, however, took to the challenge of combating worldwide hunger: Akshay Murthy. As a college student, Akshay, with the help of his dad Keshava and sister Jahnavi, founded the … Continue reading The Weekly Winner 11/11: Akshay Murthy
Tea Shop Discussion Here’s a hot topic for all those prospective college students out there: affirmative action. It’s a blessing for thousands of disadvantaged minority students, but (theoretically) can hurt the chances of others. Affirmative action is a race-based policy intended to boost the chances for minority groups, especially Hispanic and African American people, who face cultural, social, and economic challenges that impede their education … Continue reading The Tea Shop Debate 3: Affirmative Action & The Harvard Debate
The midterm elections last night were some of the most important, history-making elections in decades. As more and more contention grows towards Donald Trump and his policies, Democrats headed to the polls in the efforts to attempt to win more seats in the House while Republicans attempted to keep their majority in both the House and the Senate. Here are some of the highlights of … Continue reading Election Night 2018: What You Missed
The Wizards are bad. It hurts to say, because I’ve loved this team since Gilbert Arenas was doing his thing and Deshawn Stevenson was getting Soulja Boy to diss Jay Z and LeBron (look it up, it’s crazy). This team sucks. They’re 2-8, with a lot of bad losses and a lot of bad effort. The time when a team headlined by John Wall and … Continue reading The Shankar Spin 6: How to Fix the Wizards