On Beginnings – September 2022

September 28th, 2022

5min Read

A monthly review curated by the Mass Media and Culture team An ode to beginnings, as so many come and go, we forget to appreciate those seedlings of opportunity we reap at harvest. Though the seasons pass, the ripeness of opportunity never decays. For everyday blossoms a vast array of possibilities, where our daily tasks

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On Curiosity – November 2022

November 20, 2022

6min Read

A monthly review curated by the Mass Media and Culture team It is easy at our age to feel as if we’re losing that spark of curiosity we often experienced as kids, that longing for knowledge for the sake of learning. Entering adulthood also means saying goodbye to the naive way of searching for answers

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On Beginnings – September 2022

A monthly review curated by the Mass Media and Culture team An ode to beginnings, as so many come and go, we forget to appreciate those seedlings of opportunity we reap at harvest. Though the seasons pass, the ripeness of opportunity never decays. For everyday blossoms a vast array of possibilities, where our daily tasks

By The MMC Team
September 28th, 2022
5min Read

Queerbaiting: Examples of Kit Connor and Harry Styles

On October 31, Heartstopper star Kit Connor came out as bisexual on Twitter after continuously being accused of queerbaiting since the airing of the show. “Back for a minute. I’m bi,” Connor tweeted. “Congrats for forcing an 18-year-old to out himself. I think some of you missed the point of the show. Bye.” His announcement

By Egemen Aray
November 18th, 2022
4min Read

Buddhism and the Patriarchy 

I am fortunate to have discovered Lama Rod Owens through the podcast “Duncan Trussell Family Hour”, where Trussell attempts to conceptualize the human experience.  In one episode Trussell speaks with Lama Rod Owens, a Buddhist minister, author, activist, yoga instructor, and authorized Lama. In one word, a teacher. He and Trussell spend their time beginning

By Federica Marini
November 8th, 2022
7min Read

JAZZMI: 11 Unmissable Days 

Before you begin reading this article, I recommend scanning the QR code below and pressing play.  HISTORY OF JAZZ Jazz music originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans in the late 19th/early 20th centuries, serving as a symbol of integration between cultures. What started out as dance music later turned into a more peaceful

By Sana Lotia
October 11th, 2022
3min Read

The Real Housewives: the Appeal of Absurdity

People often ask me what I do in my free time, and the horribly sad truth is that I spend most of it watching grown women argue on TV. I proudly admit that I love reality television, and the Real Housewives franchise is by FAR my favorite. It might just be one of the most

By Tommaso Calderan
September 10th, 2022
7min Read

EUROVISION: A (NON)POLITICAL EVENT

As May arrives, like every year, so does Eurovision. The music contest, now on its 66th edition, will be held in Turin between the 10th and the 14th after last year’s edition in Rotterdam was won by the Italian act Måneskin. First aired on May 24th, 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest – originally The Eurovision

By Camilla Massaglia
May 9th, 2022
10min Read

On Despair

 ‘No. I didn’t cry … I just kept thinking that when human beings get that way, they’re no good for anything.’ Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human pg. 176 Human suffering romanticised; a genre of drama which entertains the misery of the unfortunate, that of the tragedy. Consistent in the human condition is the notion of

By Jonathan McKenzie
May 4th, 2022
7min Read

The Resurrection of the Modern Day Hero

In his book The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James writes that “mankind’s common instinct for reality … has always held the world to be essentially a theater for heroism.”  The quote undoubtedly captures a vital aspect of human existence: From ancient children’s tales to contemporary religious beliefs to modern Marvel movies, we have always

By Joe Akiki
May 1st, 2022
12min Read

On Metamorphosis – April 2022

A monthly review curated by the Mass Media and Culture team Embrace the dull pulse of growing pains.  A transformation so deep it can be considered a metamorphosis that requires the hostage of our whole self. A process so human it fills mythology. Like Sisyphus pushing the boulder, we are bound to a cycle of

By The MMC Team
April 24th, 2022
6min Read