The Celebrity “Mourning” Show: A Podcast on Celebrity Death: Episode One

About the Hosts: Taylor Fruzetti: Taylor is from Halifax, Massachusetts, and is a Junior at Emmanuel College. She is double majoring in Communications and Media Studies and Writing, Editing, and Publishing, with a minor in Sociology. In her free time, Taylor enjoys walking her greyhound Twist, listening to true crime podcasts, and making jewelry. TaylorContinue reading “The Celebrity “Mourning” Show: A Podcast on Celebrity Death: Episode One”

Defeating FOMO in Quarantine

By Andrew Garas This past week, I was officially diagnosed with COVID-19 after an unexpected exposure at a band practice I was at. I know no one expects to have gotten COVID-19, but I was especially not as I have received both doses of the vaccine and was far past the two-week incubation period. However, I was unexpectedly thrownContinue reading “Defeating FOMO in Quarantine”

Kendama is the Key to Unplugging and the Cure to Boredom 

By Andrew Garas  Social media has become a constant escape for us, especially in the year of the pandemic when we are all trapped inside. We have found ourselves stuck inside, socially detached, and most of all, bored. Boredom will be different for everyone, but many of us will look to social media and our phones to “self-medicate”Continue reading “Kendama is the Key to Unplugging and the Cure to Boredom “

Are Dating Apps Ruining Relationships?: The Commodification of Love

By Andrew Garas In 2021, online dating apps, Instagram DMs, and memes could be your key to love. But what are these new social media phenomena actually doing to our relationships? The book Logged In and Stressed Out: How Social Media is Affecting Your Mental Health and What You Can Do About It discusses the potentially detrimental effects social media can have on us and our mental health.Continue reading “Are Dating Apps Ruining Relationships?: The Commodification of Love”

They’re Just Like You: How Brands Weaponize Social Media Marketing to Get You on Their Side

By Andrew Garas In 2021, every PR professional and marketing employee has to understand the social media sphere, and how and what to write for it to resonate with an audience and achieve the company’s goal. In Strategic Writing for Social Media, they describe the delicate balance needed to create successful social media writing. They stress how important it is to uphold the brand’s value,Continue reading “They’re Just Like You: How Brands Weaponize Social Media Marketing to Get You on Their Side”

Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor and the Literal Interpretation of Presence

By Andrew Garas My favorite film of 2020 was Brandon Cronenberg’s second and breakout film, Possessor. Following in his father David Cronenberg’s footsteps, Possessor is a surrealist, disturbing piece of sci-fi and body horror with ample social commentary that has left me thinking since I finished my first viewing of the film. Much of the commentary and science fiction elements inContinue reading “Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor and the Literal Interpretation of Presence”

FOMO vs the Lower Class

How Class Plays into our Social Media Envy – By Andrew Garas FOMO, otherwise known as the “fear of missing out” is a growing phenomenon, rapidly affecting almost everyone who uses social media in 2021. Researcher Barbara Khan decided to take on this topic after an experience with her daughter where she became envious of others at a beach getaway, even though she wasContinue reading “FOMO vs the Lower Class”

How “Stan Culture” on Social Media Gives Youth Their Identity

By Andrew Garas Currently, Twitter has 330 million users on its platform. What I find most interesting is the way its users have turned pockets of the site into their own personal spaces to bond over common interests. I’ve seen the sports side of Twitter, the film side, and pretty much everything in-between. Celebrities, popular musicians, movies, and the like have alwaysContinue reading “How “Stan Culture” on Social Media Gives Youth Their Identity”

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