Snapchat: A Teen’s Perspective

Sydney Forbes opened her phone to a picture of donuts with the caption “You wish you were here!” She looked at it for six seconds, and then it disappeared. As communication evolves, the power of having total control… Read More

Female Directors Make Strides, But Remain Underrepresented In Film

Moviegoer Ahmir Smith can rattle off the names of several film directors — all of them men. Yet when asked to name at least three female filmmakers, he struggles. He isn’t alone. Among 20 people surveyed in downtown… Read More

Gaming industry says keeping mature content from teens is a parent’s responsibility

The recent releases of “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts” have also restarted a serious debate about easy ways that minors can be exposed to mature content in video games, especially first-person shooter games. Despite… Read More

Influence of Celebrities On Teenagers

Parents sometimes worry about whether their teens are admiring celebrities with reputations for having controversial behavior instead of ones who seem to do good. They’re concerned about their kids imitating stars like Miley Cyrus, who is on a… Read More