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Cho: Serena Williams Threw a Temper Tantrum

Cho: Serena Williams Threw a Temper Tantrum

By Joon Cho

October 11, 2018

These past few weeks have been controversial for Serena Williams and the U.S. Open, where Williams lost to Naomi Osaka. The controversy stemmed from the umpire taking a game from Williams, initially due to coaching from the sidelines and then another for unsportsmanlike behavior — exemplified by her...

Cho: Stop Publicizing Celebrities’ Lives

Cho: Stop Publicizing Celebrities’ Lives

By Joon Cho

October 2, 2018

Last month, Mac Miller died and many are speculating it's because a drug overdose. Reactions were usually that of praise for the artist and his music that radiated positivity. Yet, at the same time, there were a number of people that linked Mac Miller’s death to Ariana Grande, his former significant...

Cho: Starbucks’ Lids Don’t Save Turtles

Cho: Starbucks’ Lids Don’t Save Turtles

By Joon Cho

September 29, 2018

Recently, the corporate giant Starbucks stated they would completely eliminate their plastic straw use by 2020. They’re joining a trend that aims to save the environment by banning plastic straws that often end up in landfills and ultimately in oceans. The spread of plastic straws kills marine life,...

Cho: “Crazy Rich Asians” Wasn’t Enough

Cho: “Crazy Rich Asians” Wasn’t Enough

By Joon Cho

September 17, 2018

In recent memory, film producers have rapidly churned out movies diverse in culture, featured minorities and race. Prominent films such as “Get Out”, “Black Panther” and “The Black Klansman” have raised commonplace awareness of ethnic issues that need to be discussed today. These films w...

Cho: Standardized Testing Works

Cho: Standardized Testing Works

By Joon Cho

September 6, 2018

We all took the SAT, ACT or some form of standardized test to get where we are today — college. To even apply to most graduate programs across the nation, another standardized test must be taken. The accuracy of these tests are often questioned. Across the globe, there is criticism about the standardized...

Cho: The Benefits of the Extinction of Movie Theaters

Cho: The Benefits of the Extinction of Movie Theaters

By Joon Cho

September 4, 2018

According to the National Association of Theater Owners, the number of people visiting theaters has declined exponentially, falling to levels not seen since the 90s. This has prompted drastic measures by movie theaters, such as ticket deals that can be as low as $10 per month for weekly movies. Many ...

Cho: Innate Inclination Towards Racism

Cho: Innate Inclination Towards Racism

By Joon Cho

August 23, 2018

People have biases. That is a universal fact considering humans are programmed to pattern their ideas and judgments according to their social surroundings. Common examples include everything from simple preferences in food or clothing to more drastic biases in respect toward political preferences....

Cho: Culture in Cultureless America

Cho: Culture in Cultureless America

By Joon Cho

August 11, 2018

America has no culture. This young country formed on the heels of revolution during an 18th century rebellion against the then-superpower England and has transformed greatly since those days of tumult. Now, America is often labeled as a “melting pot,” despite controversy around the title. Today,...

More Real Than Real?

More Real Than Real?

By Joon Cho

July 17, 2018

Technology has advanced tremendously over the past several years. The smartphone revolution has reconstructed the very framework of our daily lives. In fact, as of January 2018, a whopping 77 percent of American adults own a smartphone, per Statista. Younger adults contribute to ownership at an even higher percentage. It’s no wonder that the smartphone, combined with the advent...

Cho: 2018 is the New “1984”

Cho: 2018 is the New “1984”

By Joon Cho

July 7, 2018

In his famous book titled "1984," George Orwell created a magnificently horrendous future characterized by conformity and, to a more subtle degree, the notion of the panopticon. Those who do not conform to the ideas represented by the government are deemed traitorous and thus reeducated to better c...

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