Grocery shopping has become my least favorite thing to do. I haven’t always felt this way though. When I was younger, it used to be something I looked forward to doing with my mother. She would say “Bri, grab what you want for lunch for this week” and it was like she gave me the key to the city. I would skip down the aisles pointing to various foods just happy that I could make a decision like what I could eat for the rest of the week. However, as I got older, it was harder for me to choose…

Every few decades, there is a shift within the film industry because new technology is constantly being developed. From silent films of the past to streaming services now, the way we watch movies and television series has changed dramatically. Being that I am a teenager, I have seen these changes myself, from putting tapes in my VCR to now simply going to the Netflix app on my phone to catch up on the latest show I have been binge-watching. But now, there’s a new competitor that has stepped into the streaming industry, a company that most people cannot ignore: Disney.

On the night of October 30th, 1938, Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of “War of the Worlds” went on the air and changed the way people looked at the media forever. The story unfolded within one hour with a bundle of interrupted news bulletins and interviews about aliens attacking the Earth. Throughout the broadcast, influential people like reporters or professors were “killed off”, which created mass panic to everyone who tuned into the station that night. This creative, effective way of using trustful figures throughout the broadcast is called the two-step flow theory, a way of going through influential people to…

Brianna Horocofsky

Student at Arcadia University.

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