Meet Larissa Goldberg, a young female who struggled with an eating disorder for over 8 years. Countless treatment centers, weekly hospital visits, and consuming thoughts of sadness have occupied Goldberg’s life. Goldberg was my roommate during my first year of University. It was a time … Continue reading A Dark Side To Instagram Continued: Finding the Light
Flash backwards 20 years, long before the creation of apps, cell phones, and tablets. Land lines and paper mail were the main source of communication with friends and family. If we wanted to meet someone for a meal, we called them well in advance, set … Continue reading Typing is the New Talking
There is an existing misconception that hatred and intimidation signify a certain degree of strength within a person. I fail to see how either of these indicate high levels of confidence and collectiveness. I think the true reason hatred is formed is by overindulging in … Continue reading Cyber Bullying: A Short Opinion Piece
Instagram is a place of inspiration, connection, and entertainment. The media platform allows us to see photos from all over the world just by searching a hashtag or location. However, Instagram is also a platform that unintentionally promotes the mindset that happiness can only be … Continue reading A Dark Side To Instagram
Tessa* and Mike* created profiles on Tinder in the search of like-minded people interested in threesomes I nervously tap my fingers on the surface of an unoccupied table in the courtyard of That Place, a popular cafe located at the heart of Cape Town. After … Continue reading Is Three a Crowd?
News Analysis The controversy surrounding the Nkandla scandal remains a popular topic of controversy in the media. In March 2014 Thuli Madonsela released Secure in Comfort, a detailed report investigating President Jacob Zuma’s misallocation of government funds for personal benefit. However seemingly straightforward each court … Continue reading Nkandla Scandal: The Tactics of Media Writing