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'Elsagate' takes over YouTube children's app

Recently, The New York Times had an article about an unusual trend on YouTube. The YouTube children app, which was first introduced in 2015, is supposed to be an app that can safely show families kid-friendly videos that are on the video-sharing site. 

Politics at Thanksgiving: A tale of two parties

Welcome back, I hope your holiday was filled with all the family fun and turkey it could be. No doubt you were asked some embarrassing questions about your social life or how college is going, but politics was probably another issue that was brought up. Perhaps reigniting all the sour feelings and bitter words from last year.  

Advertisements: A road to consumerism

The New York Times reported the average person living in the city could see up to 5,000 advertisements in one day. That’s 208 an hour or three a minute. They are littered with things like alcohol, fast food, cars, more fast food and products that are made to seem like you can’t live without them. 

Rising emo-rapper dead at 21

The death of the rising star shocked fans when his manager found Lil Peep unresponsive in his tour bus. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 11 p.m., Nov. 15. The cause of death is thought to be a possible drug overdose, most likely from Xanax, according to CNN sources.  

Gerrymandering needs to come to an end

Edith Munro of the Times Union writes about redistricting in Iowa. “For most Americans, redistricting is a study in bare knuckles partisanship as political parties battle for the advantage that comes from reorganizing congressional and state legislative districts. Not in Iowa.”

Blade Runner 2049 a cinematic sequel for the ages

The ever-voracious appetite for nostalgia that has engulfed American media over the last decade has led to the resurrection and remaking of several television programs and calls for reunions of now-defunct musical groups. “The Nostalgia Factor” has so far seen varying results in the world of American cinema, with classic films such as “Wall Street” and the “Indiana Jones” franchise releasing sequels decades after their predecessors. These films were met with a lukewarm reception from viewers and critics alike. Looking to break this mold, “Blade Runner 2049” seeks to please viewers 35 years after the release of Ridley Scott’s original “Blade Runner” in 1982. 

Netflix's Deathnote: A poor rendition of the original

Straying away from the source material, the movie moves its setting from Japan to Seattle choosing western-looking characters in the process. While departing so far from the source material does not necessarily ruin a movie, the casting of actors who cannot act truly does.

Eid al-Adha: A Muslim holiday

Every year, Muslims wearing new clothes with bright colors fill the street. Their faces are bright with large smiles as they greet each other with warm hugs. Children play near them with balloons in their hands and sweet in their pockets. The Mosques are packed with worshipers to do the ritual prayer. Muslims united together from diverse countries in one place to celebrate the day of Eid al-Adha

Why Kaepernick should move on

It’s time for Colin Kaepernick to forget about playing professional football. It’s not because of his inability either.