The Portrayal of Suicide in Media Needs Change

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide spoilers for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and 13 Reasons Why. If you or someone you love is experiencing suicidal ideations, please call the
National Suicide Hotline at 1-800- 273-8255.

The 2010s should be a decade to remember. Now more than ever, media outlets are tackling hot-button issues with unprecedented insight and sensitivity. We are seeing shows, films, books, and
even video games successfully explore issues such as political unrest, racism, and drug/alcohol abuse respectfully, often with little sermonizing. It is a wonderful feeling to see these and other issues not be ignored, as they affect thousands of people every day and should get their time in the sun.

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R.I.P. Toys R Us

By John Paul
Writer, Contributor

Whenever we spend time with a relative or family friend that’s significantly a lot older than us, one thing we often hear them say is how nothing is the same anymore. Oh we’ve all heard it before, “Back in my day, we had this and this” or “They don’t make ‘em the way they used to”. We love to laugh at our elders reaction to the modern day and how they seemingly can’t get with the times.

However, these past couple of weeks let me know exactly what that feels like. Recently it was announced that Toys R Us would be closing all of their stores in the United States and United Kingdom, with well over 33,000 jobs being lost as a result. Naturally my generation along with older generations of former Toys R Us kids reacted to the news by reflecting on the days when the retail giant was in its prime and mourning the loss of it. Continue reading R.I.P. Toys R Us