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. …

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

The Bo-John-TikTok Industrial Complex

Ever since Bo Burnham’s third Netflix special, dropped, TikTok has had a months-long field day with it. …

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…

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