The Unsatisfying Pleasure of Media

-Samuel Mettler In the current digital age, we see it everyday: texting and driving is a dangerous stunt to pull off, yet 20 percent or more of the population does it often. Another study suggests that half of people are distracted by their cell phones, even though 98 percent know that it’s dangerous. Texting while … Continue reading The Unsatisfying Pleasure of Media

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February to the Future

-Grace Klassen This past February, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed a plan to help end what she calls, “one of the biggest existential threats to our way of life”: climate change (Cortez February 7, 2019). She proposed The Green New Deal. Cortez calls this deal a “comprehensive agenda of economic social and racial justice” (Cortez February … Continue reading February to the Future

Blocking Pornography? – A Response to Arizona House Bill 2444

Written Amy Speiser Recently, an excerpt in the NDSU Spectrum pointed out an article in the Huffington Post that directed attention to the proposed Arizona House Bill 2444 that would place blocking software in electronics, prohibiting the user to access pornographic content.  After reading this excerpt, the original article was easy to find with a … Continue reading Blocking Pornography? – A Response to Arizona House Bill 2444