The Halt of Hollywood

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has been on strike for over 130 days after negotiations for their new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) fell through on May 1, 2023. The strike was authorized by a reported 97.85% of the guild. This led to protests occurring outside major production […]

MTV Video Music Awards 2023

The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards took place on September 12th, hosted by Nicki Minaj (She/Her). The three hour event featured many performances, including Olivia Rodrigo (She/Her), Doja Cat (She/Her), Nicki Minaj, Anitta (She/Her), Cardi B (She/Her) with Megan Thee Stallion (She/Her), and Shakira (She/Her). Olivia Rodrigo’s performance was particularly note-worthy due to the controversy […]

National Adderall Shortage Enters Sixth Month

On October 12th, 2022, the United States Food and Drug Association (FDA) posted on their website that there was a shortage of “amphetamine mixed salts,” better known as Adderall or Adderall IR. Months later, many people are still struggling to get their prescriptions. The shortage has many possible reasons, from manufacturing and supply chain issues […]

Protests Erupt Over French Pension Law

Protests have erupted in France following the pension reforms pushed through the French parliament by President Emmanuel Macron (he/him). The pension reform bill raises the retirement age from 62 to 64. Smaller protests began when the idea of raising the retirement age was proposed in January, but the larger controversy stems from the manner used […]

Scream VI Ghostface takes New York

The Scream franchise has returned with its 6th installment. As a giant fan of the Scream franchise, I was incredibly excited to see this movie. This time, Ghostface takes on New York City.  The movie follows returning characters Tara Carpenter played by Jenna Ortega (She/Her) and Sam Carpenter played by Melissa Barrera (She/Her). They play […]

Bruce Willis’ Diagnosis

Bruce Willis’s family announced on social media that his prior diagnosis of aphasia had progressed into frontotemporal dementia. In their statement, the family says, “Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While […]