The Grammys or The Scammys?

By Akshara Karthik (‘22) The beautiful 24-karat gold gramophone Grammy Award was once the most sought-after award amongst the music industry.  Today, it still stands as a major music honor, though many artists have begun severing ties with the Grammys amid scrutiny and criticism over the Recording Academy’s lack of transparency and failure to foster diversity in their nominations. Over the past decade, many artists … Continue reading The Grammys or The Scammys?

The Pop Culture Platform: Pop Culture and Feminism

By Akshara Karthik (‘22) The Bachelor’s sordid storyline. Victoria’s Secret’s overtly sensual campaign. Even in today’s day and age, we may believe that we have moved past gender stereotypes, but the more we try to persevere forward, the more we realize that these stereotypes are deeply rooted in the medium of pop culture.  We often forget the monumental effect pop culture has on us, and … Continue reading The Pop Culture Platform: Pop Culture and Feminism

Pop Culture and Instagram: The Deadly Duo?

By Akshara Karthik (’22) In the past 20 years, the face of communication has changed drastically thanks to one thing: Social Media.  Across the globe, there are over 3.80 billion social media users as of January 2020. With the touch of a button people are instantly given insight into the lives of other people all around the world. More than a deeper connection with our … Continue reading Pop Culture and Instagram: The Deadly Duo?

The Pop Culture Platform: Fandoms

By Akshara Karthik (’22) Close your eyes. Pretend the world is back to normal. Imagine that you and your best friend got meet and greet tickets to your favorite artist’s concert. For the past 5 years, you and your friend have been “obsessed” with this artist, buying all their albums, merchandise, and even having a fan account with over 10,000 followers on social media. You … Continue reading The Pop Culture Platform: Fandoms

Hitting Home In The Face of Adversity

By Akshara Karthik (’22) Saying that this pandemic has taken a huge toll on our lives, would be THE understatement of the year. However, saying that this pandemic has brought the world closer than ever before? Truer words have never been told.  Lately, I have realized that much of my articles have been about celebrities and Hollywood style Pop Culture *cue the flashing lights*. This … Continue reading Hitting Home In The Face of Adversity

The Pop Culture Platform: The Power of Pop Culture During An Unprecedented Time

By Akshara Karthik (’22) I think it’s safe to say that the majority of us never expected to spend the rest of the school year in self-quarantine, a few weeks ago. In a short amount of time, the world began to slowly shut down, with the enforcement of border closings and strict quarantine rules in countries across the globe. However, though COVID-19 has forced us … Continue reading The Pop Culture Platform: The Power of Pop Culture During An Unprecedented Time