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The Donald Trump Transition: Media Effects on American Politics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7_HgeMN_HQ Introduction: Few presidents of the United States have had similar social and cultural impacts on society than President Donald Trump. After unexpectedly announcing his presidential bid in 2015, and even more astonishingly defeating sixteen Republican opponents in the primary elections, Trump surprised the world with a definite and resounding win over

Silver linings playbook: an artist’s rendition of mental illness

The critically-acclaimed film Silver Linings Playbook respectfully portrays life with a mood disorder. Numerous misconceptions surround mood disorders, but accurate artistic depictions help erase stigmas. Writer and director David O. Russell illustrates the challenges of mood disorders with such complex, diverse, and passionate characters that it helps humanize an otherwise

A Break down of the Hero’s Myth: Guardians of the Galaxy

From Luke Skywalker to Frodo Baggins, across galaxies and supernatural universes, Joseph Campbell’s Hero Journey myth is used throughout Hollywood's blockbusters. In 2014 when Disney released Guardian's of the Galaxy, it took the audience by storm for the use of satire throughout the Guardians journey in space. Within the introduction, the audience encounters Peter Quill,

In the lush lap of eco-friendly luxury

Lush specializes in organic, humane, and unique skin and haircare products. Individuality is the strength of the brand. Lush is cosmetic heaven for those who want original, earth-conscious products. The floors and counters are made of rough-hewn, unstained wood. Handwriting on chalkboards is used to identify the name and price of

Why is Christmas, Christmas?

It is not few the times I have recognized Spain on pictures taken in Germany. Only through the recognition of semiotics could I realize my error and figure out the actual location. Today, as I walked across the streets of the lower portions of Manhattan, I experienced three different, intended

Urban Outfitter’s Millennial “Hipster”

Urban Outfitters is the utopia of stores for the quintessential “hipster” and calls the attention of all Instagram-trendy millennials. Urban’s product packaging design attracts a target market of teens and those in their early twenties. Urban Outfitter’s use of product packaging creates an alternative, retro, and vintage style that contributes

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