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Social Media As an Effect On and a Tool for the News Media

People, and particularly the young of society, include hanging out on social media outlets as part of their daily routine. It’s a cute way of sharing snapshots of what’s going on in one’s personal life. It can be a quick and easy way of getting ahold of a friend. In the past few months, Facebook (or Mark Zuckerburg at least) has particularly been featured under … Continue reading Social Media As an Effect On and a Tool for the News Media

21st Century Journalism Has Entered Dangerous Waters

Originally posted on American Watchmen:
Journalism, when executed properly, has never been a simple task. But especially in the 21st century, we see a rise not only in the bias swelling within the news media but also in a physical hostility toward the divulgence of truth. Modern journalism is characterized more so by calling people to action than it is to pointing out truth. If… Continue reading 21st Century Journalism Has Entered Dangerous Waters

Harvest of Shame (1960): A Millennial’s Admiration for the Migrant Workers of Half a Century Ago

Thanksgiving 1960 was a time for delightful feasting and familial socializing for many. But at the same time, throughout the U.S., there were thousands of men, women, and children struggling to get through the day, hoping they work a little to earn some daily bread. American middle-class folks were gorging themselves on all those iconic Thanksgiving foodstuffs. Meanwhile, their brothers and sisters in the human … Continue reading Harvest of Shame (1960): A Millennial’s Admiration for the Migrant Workers of Half a Century Ago

Veterans Day: An Early Thanksgiving

Originally posted on American Watchmen:
Veterans Day, celebrated by Americans on November 11, is a special day set aside for honoring all those men and women who have served in our nation’s military. On this day, I remember those family members I personally know or are a part of my family’s past who have served in the military. Most Americans have relatives, ancestors, or friends… Continue reading Veterans Day: An Early Thanksgiving

The Parker Solar Probe Has Made Its Inaugural Close Pass to Our Sun

The Parker Solar Probe, named after scientist Eugene Parker, is meant to record data to better our comprehension of our own sun and the large-scale effects it has on weather. It is the first craft sent into space which bears the name of a living person. (The physicist is in his early nineties.) Some of the probe’s specific primary purposes are searching for the energy … Continue reading The Parker Solar Probe Has Made Its Inaugural Close Pass to Our Sun

The Enduring Faith & Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen Review Series: Chapter 1

+JMJ+ This is the first of a series of reviews on the individual chapters of Professor Mark J. Zia’s book The Enduring Faith & Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen written periodically as assignments for an introductory theology class taught by Professor Zia. Review of Chapter 1: Teacher of the Faith As can be assumed from the very title of the first chapter, Teacher of the Faith … Continue reading The Enduring Faith & Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen Review Series: Chapter 1

Interview with Musician Emilio Salinas

Emilio Salinas, a local Rockford resident, is passionate about music. He enjoys writing music, playing music, and listening to it as well. He’s just a guy who loves being creative with words and sounds to evoke emotion. He likes scarves a great deal too. The musician has his own band named 11:07 and comes from a strong musical background rooted in his family tree. He … Continue reading Interview with Musician Emilio Salinas

The Ways in Which Wind Turbines Can Affect the Climate

This year across many rural areas of the United States, citizens have placed signs on their property, voicing their disapproval of constructing more wind turbines. There are legitimate points for either side of the argument. On one hand, wind-generated power is relatively simple to acquire, exists in abundance, and does not exhaust the Earth’s natural resources. Turbines have even been shown to possibly increase the … Continue reading The Ways in Which Wind Turbines Can Affect the Climate