Activism in the Age of Social Media Amanda Funger | Avant-Youth Due to the pandemic, many people are becoming involved with social justice movements through social media, which has become an increasingly popular avenue where a lot of people engage in activism. A Pew Research Center survey found that about Read more…
Planning a wedding can take a lot of work. There are a lot of things to consider: the venue, food, drink, music, date, time, guest lists, weather and much more. On average, it takes a couple 13 to 18 months to plan a wedding, but it can be much longer. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that a lot can happen in any given time frame. Like a worldwide pandemic.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice, the gun industry’s trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, estimates that gun sales from March through July were 8.5 million. This is 94% higher the same period in 2019.
Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs – lessons from the pandemic
As a researcher who studies how communications technologies are used during crises, I’ve found that this mix of information types makes it difficult for people, including those who build and run online platforms, to distinguish an organic rumor from an organized disinformation campaign. And this challenge is not getting any easier as efforts to understand and respond to COVID-19 get caught up in the political machinations of this year’s presidential election.
Unlike myself moving to Atlanta to continue my profession, Athena Thierry, 26, is originally from the peach state.
Students at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State have had their whole semester shaken up due to COVID-19. With most classes shifting to online rather than in-person, students are facing new concerns and challenges.
Tuesday, Aug. 4 started off like any other day. What I experienced almost immediately later that night? I would not wish on my worst enemies.
Working in a restaurant is weird right now. Hell, everything is weird right now. The thing about serving during a pandemic, though… You see everybody – those who care too much, too little and those who seem oblivious to it all.
During Quarantine, I Learned More About Myself – Here’s How I’m Letting that Improve My Life We’ve heard it over and over again: This global pandemic is an unprecedented time. But a lot of what we’ve learned about ourselves during this time is unprecedented, too. Regardless of whether we’re happy Read more…