Sign in

This subject may seem like low-hanging fruit (sorry, not sorry), but I have to discuss it.

With things slowly returning to “normal,” this past week held the MTV Video Music Awards and The Met Gala.. all during New York Fashion Week. Discussions all about celebrity performances, outfits, and possible confrontations have been taking Twitter by storm.

The Met Gala is a yearly fundraising event to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. There is a gala theme every year where designers often invite celebrities, politicians, and influencers to wear their designs. …

President George W. Bush declares the end of major combat in Iraq as he speaks aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln under a “Mission Accomplished” banner off the California coast on May 1, 2003. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

In the fall of 2001, I was two years old. I have not known a world pre-9/11.

Now being 23 years old, I have witnessed and can recall different debates on what should be taught in public schools, often from a conservative viewpoint. Whether it be the Lost Cause Myth, radicalizing kids to be communists, or as of recent, a college-level concept: Critical Race Theory.

“Is the point of history class to introduce young Americans to their heritage of heroes, the glories of American history? Or is history class supposed to make young people into critical examiners of their society…

Billie Eilish has released her heavily anticipated sophomore album, Happier Than Ever. After the smash success of her debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? it is reasonable to question whether the music following it will be of the same caliber. The sophomore slump myth does add to the anxious feelings surrounding this album rollout, but Billie has something others did not. Her debut album garnered her SIX Grammys, making her the youngest person ever to win all top four categories (at 18 years old at the time).

Billie’s image has become synonymous with the sad…

Artwork for Lena’s Single, Dance Partner.

If you’re looking for a new indie-pop girl to add to your playlists, look no further. Lena Fine is an upcoming artist who has just released a new single, “Dance Partner.” Fine has also recently signed to the all-female-driven Philadelphia record label, Dime + Dog Records.

Fine is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter who sings as if she has lived a thousand lives. The lyrics ache, her voice is filled with emotion, and the feelings ring of timelessness.

I know you read that headline right. Please hear me out straight white male comedian TikTok.

John Mulaney’s “Kid Gorgeous” Poster and a screencap from Bo Burnham’s “Inside” performing “Healing The World (With Comedy).
“problems” aka straight white male from Bo Burnham’s 2016 Netflix special “Make Happy.”

The Bo-John-TikTok Industrial Complex

Ever since Bo Burnham’s third Netflix special, “Inside,” dropped, TikTok has had a months-long field day with it. My “For You Page” has been flooded with many audios and trends inspired by the special.

From “Welcome to The Internet,” “Look Whose Inside Again,” and “Bezos I,” Burnham’s special has inspired countless videos to take over trending pages all over TikTok…. and social media in general. …

Authors Note: For my “Nostalgia and ‘Old’ Media” capstone class this past semester, I had the honor of interviewing my best friend, Nicole Randone. In this unit, we were tasked with interviewing people in our lives, with the central question being, “how do people remember media of the past?” The following is the excerpt I wrote about Nicole, a fellow digital content creator with a strong affinity for the early 2000s.

Growing up, yearning for a sense of belonging, and struggling to learn about who you are can be difficult. In the age of the internet and social media culture…

If you’ve been on Tik Tok, YouTube, or anywhere on the internet — there is a huge chance you’ve heard of Olivia Rodrigo. Her debut single drivers license broke countless records, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This heart-wrenching song has since resonated with people all over the world.

It’s so refreshing to see a young girl from Disney be met with critical acclaim and praise so early on in her solo career. Yet, at the same time, a lot of focus has seemed to analyze every move from Rodrigo to see how it connects to her…

in order from top to bottom — my best friends Alex, Alli, and I at the Michigan vs. Notre Dame game at The Big House in 2019.

Watching this documentary reminded me of when I was applying to colleges and watching my peers nervously refresh their application portals. I live in Michigan in the U.S., and the school rivalry of the University of Michigan and Michigan State is prevalent… literally everywhere. I know people who don’t associate themselves w/ people who went to MSU when they went to Michigan or vice versa. However, an underlying factor that is present is how one’s class status and family income are associated in both schools. …


Hello everyone! My name is Zoe, my pronouns are she/her/hers and I am the creator behind the popular Instagram blog @/somelikeitpop.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store