Despite the fact that the anti-vaccine movement’s arguments have been debunked, their theories are still affecting public opinion.
It seems preposterous to call the era that gave us “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and a dozen different “Real Housewives” a golden age. While in many ways, the term “idiot box” seems more suitable than ever, there is no denying there has been a notable shift in tone and content in television. Multicam sitcoms and police procedurals, long-time cable channel staples, are decreasing in number in favor of increasingly inventive serial dramas, the most successful of which, like Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones, become genuine pop culture phenomenons.
During a breakout rookie year, sophomore guard Keira Robinson set the single-season assists record by a freshman understanding that getting her teammates involved early and often would be a huge key to women’s basketball success.
George Orwell screams at me as I log into Facebook. Our world is quickly turning into that of “1984.” As America becomes Oceania, Orwell and I are frustrated that few seem to care.