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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and the Court of Public Opinion

In the case of Depp v. Heard, social media reached a verdict long before the jury did.

by KAYLA COTTER

Before You Buy, Read Yitty’s Itty–Bitty Fine Print

Lizzo's new underwear brand prides itself on body inclusivity—but its marketing tactics are surprisingly manipulative.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

The Irony of Rainbow Capitalism

Why rainbows and pride flags aren’t real representation

by KATE RATNER

For Some, Makeup Is a Tool of Pride

Queer college students are using makeup to express identity, defy the binary, and nail TikTok transitions.

by RACHEL SWYM

r/UPenn vs. Sidechat: Battle of the Anonymous Apps

A closer look behind the screen into anonymity, relatability, and popularity 

by JULIA ESPOSITO

Dan Howell, Creator Burnout, and the Pitfall of YouTube Capitalism

How Dan Howell's recent comeback enlightens viewers to YouTube's dark underbelly.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

The Mormon Mommy Meltdown, Explained

Influencers and swingers and divorces, oh my. 

by KIRA WANG

How Online Donations and the Commodification of Black Death Go Hand–in–Hand

From the infamous $6 million "BLM House" to controversial activist Shaun King, the commodification of Black death can be shown in all levels of activism.

by NAIMA SMALL

College Fuels Our Worst Sleeping Habits—Can We Change That?

Sleep deprivation shouldn't be seen as the key to success or productivity in college.

by NAIMA SMALL

Unpacking the Resurgence of Modern Witchcraft

Contrary to popular belief, witches are not the devil. 

by SHELBY ABAYIE

Elon Musk: Defender of Free Speech or Power–Hungry Entrepreneur?

Here's what Elon Musk's attempt to buy Twitter reveals about freedom of speech and the power of wealth. 

by SHELBY ABAYIE

Beer Girls, Sad Indie Alt Girls, and Why Women Can Never Win

The "just like other girls" trend creates a space where women aren't ridiculed for their similar interests.

by ANNA HOCHMAN

Alt–Girls of Color Are Here To Stay

The alt–girl aesthetic is incredibly whitewashed. Luckily, a new crop of creators are fighting against it.

by SHELBY ABAYIE

Pamela Anderson and the Cigarette Mom: TikTok's Causal Classism

The newest TikTok trend shows a pattern of classism on Gen Z's favorite app. 

by ANNA HOCHMAN

Why Is Will Smith’s Oscars Slap Such a Big Deal?

The root of the backlash against Will Smith's slap lies in anti–Blackness.

by NAIMA SMALL

Short King Spring Is Upon Us

Short King Spring is trending across social media. What does it mean for masculinity? 

by ANNA HOCHMAN

Sidechat to the Main Stage: A New App That Is Taking Over Campus

A new app called Sidechat has taken Penn by storm—but what exactly is it? 

by SHELBY ABAYIE

Why Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Hair Matters to Black Women

The first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court is wearing her natural curls—here's why that's important. 

by NAIMA SMALL

The Monkey and The Elephant Doesn't Just Have Coffee, It Has Heart

This Philly non–profit redefines the 3Cs: coffee, cause, and community.

by KAYLA COTTER

For Great Food and Some Cultural History, Stroll the Streets of the Century–Old Italian Market

The businesses on South Philly's 9th Street have been here for decades. Here's a look into where they've been, and where they're going.

by JEAN PAIK

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