Over the 2010s, social media has grown both in number of platforms and users. As social media use has increased, so have the consequences in the personal, public and political spheres.
"By the end of the night, we had a major reality check: however funny we think we are, we’re still not THAT funny."
Disney Plus launched this week, and for most people, that meant they could finally binge watch all the Avengers or Star Wars movies. For us, it meant we could finally watch "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series." No that wasn’t a typo, that is literally the name of the latest addition to the High School Musical canon. We didn’t believe it either.
Ray Dooley's legacy at PlayMakers Repertory Company is an inspiration to his students, colleagues and patrons as he celebrates 30 years of hard work.
Fahamu Pecou's exhibit at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center explores Black resiliency through a combination of West African tradition and hip hop culture. The showcase coincides with the Stone Center's wider project addressing perspectives that surround 1619 and slavery in America.
Local arts organizations host a banned books pop-up gallery to observe the history of censored books.
“It’s hard to have a discussion because video games are so new, but hyper-sexualization of women and sexism are so old." Female gamers from UNC talked to us about the harassment and sexism they experience while online. A constant barrage of sexual comments, reporting female users as bots or inappropriate to get them removes and other tactics are just the beginning of what these women have to deal with.
Three male UNC dancers share their experiences with discrimination because of their passion for dance, an activity seen as feminine by society.
The newest in online personality tests is the enneagram. The concept of finding ourselves in online descriptors of personal strengths and weaknesses is not new, but it is becoming somewhat of a social media trend. As more influencers, college students and avid social media users start to share and publicize their personality results as a form of deeper connection, they also infiltrate the corporate world as a hiring indicator. Myers-Briggs, the Big Five and even astrological symbols have become a form of self-expression and self-labeling that allows people to connect with their peers and contextualize their personality. While these kinds of groupings may help us relate socially to others, they may not actually be objective u2013 or even totally accurate u2013 measurements. Students and psychological experts weighed in on the real value of these tools. After all, is it really possible for everyone in the world to fit into seven neat boxes?