November 19, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT
Feeling blue from all the post-election drama?
You are not alone.
Presidential elections have always known to cause some anxiety and stress but the effects of this past election appear to be much more profound and pervasive. [More]
October 16, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT
For more than five decades, Bob Dylan has been known and globally revered for his prolific work as a song writer/musician. Dylan is not only famous for the songs he sang but also for the lyrics he wrote which makes him distinct as an artist.
From half a century ago, Dylan has also written a plethora of songs with socially and politically charged words, stirring controversy. [More]
August 30, 2016
by Hilda Huj
Bullying has been a social problem since the beginning of civilized men. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are many different definitions of bullying. However, generally speaking, we can define bullying as repeated intimidation, over time, of a physical, verbal, and psychological nature of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group of people [More]
In this era of mobile technology, video games have never been more popular. Among them, Pokemon by Nintendo is considered to be one of the most beloved games with the biggest fan base around the globe.
Since its creation 17 years ago, Pokemon has dominated the field of mobile games, especially with the latest version of Pokemon Go [More]
In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement.
The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]
The United Nations has declared Monday, June 13 to be International Albinism Day. Some may know what that is. Few know why that is. [More]
While we supposedly live in a progressing society. Stereotypes of different groups of people remain and continue to linger in the world of sports. Robert Nkemdiche, Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman, an Ole Miss graduate is one of many NFL athletes that doesn’t fit the stereotypical football player. [More]
The 2016 political season has been, notably, one of extreme discord with the threat of violence right below the surface.
Not since the Democratic convention of 1968 has there been such a display of radical differences of political opinion. [More]
April 21, 2016
by Anne Kip Watson
In a few short years, how does a young man go from one the brightest futures in professional sports to potentially losing nearly everything?
Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, has been accused of ‘extensive damage’ during some festivities he hosted in a posh Los Angeles rental home in early April. [More]
On his program, The Daily Show, on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart put up with little or no “bull”. He gleefully punched holes in the comments of the pompous and hypocritical. He maintained an enthusiastic following for sixteen years.
On April 1, 2016 (it was no April Fool’s joke) Jon changed his stance and went out of his way to save a bull named Frank.... [More]