Baptism By Fire

America. The nation founded on democracy. Since our conception we have prided ourselves on including all peoples and ensuring the equal right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We constructed a constitution, which has acted as steady guidelines throughout our young but eventful history. One of the most important constitutional rights is the right to vote.…

Dare to Speak

I am no journalist.  Simply, a blogger.  A student with a laptop, a man with an opinion.  You don’t have to like my opinion.  You don’t have to like my articles or summaries or reviews.  You don’t have to like me.  But, respect my ambition as a citizen journalist.  What is a citizen journalist you might ask?…

Stop. Say Thanks.

After spending a week on E. 4th street downtown Cleveland for the Republican National Convention, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of security positioned within the area.  It was like everywhere I looked, there was a new set of four to five police officers, state troopers, or highway patrolmen walking in the same single…

Why Cleveland Fit

Last week the Republican National Convention was held in humble Cleveland, a city that has experienced plenty of action as of late.  Ah yes, the Indians are on a hot streak and if you listen closely chants for the Championship Cavaliers can still be heard within the city’s walls.  Many questioned whether Cleveland would be…

STOP PICKING A PARTY

It’s 2016 and ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS to limit yourself to one political party.  First of all, it’s nearly impossible to describe a ‘Democrat’ or ‘Republican’ in this day and age due to the amount their ideals have changed over time.  Yes, I get it, both parties have virtually kept their basic stances on some general issues…

Newcomer Media and it’s Affect on Millenials

Mainstream media (MSM) has been vigorously challenged by newcomer media since the turn of the century – especially when it comes to reach.  Forms of mainstream media include newspapers, broadcast television (specifically older networks like CBS, ABC, PBS), and radio; of which slowly but surely are losing their influence amongst the population.  Clearly this is no secret.…

Culture of Fear at the RNC

The past few months have been truly trying times in America, regarding the senseless violence that continues to divide our nation.  It seems like terrorism, racism, police brutality, and civil unrest have been the only topics pulsating through the media as of late.  In the closing months to the 2016 election the remaining two candidates…