Anime to show your Boomer parents

Sometimes it can be difficult trying to find common ground with your family. I watch a lot of anime and am involved in fandom communities, but my parents didn’t grow up on classic shows like Gundam Wing or Yu Yu Hakusho like I did. Toonami and Adult Swim raised me (when I wasn’t out ridingContinue reading “Anime to show your Boomer parents”

Final Fantasy 16 Review: My New Favorite Game

While (patiently) waiting for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and Ever Crisis to come out, I’ve been playing the latest installment in the franchise: Final Fantasy 16. And so far, I’m loving it! Here’s my review of Square Enix’s latest game, which I’m playing on the PS5. Warning: spoilers ahead. All about revenge If you knowContinue reading “Final Fantasy 16 Review: My New Favorite Game”

Blood and Glitter: Gay Pride in 2023

This post tackles some heavy subjects regarding how the LGBT community is treated. Please take care of yourself while reading. Let’s talk about pride. The month of June is usually a time of celebration for members of the LGBT community, with parades, parties, and plenty of merchandise thanks to rainbow capitalism. But in 2023, whenContinue reading “Blood and Glitter: Gay Pride in 2023”

May is for Melanoma

It’s almost summer! That means sun’s out, buns out, right? Maybe not. Did you know skin cancer is caused by UV light that comes from the sun and tanning beds? And that there are more than 200,000 cases of melanoma per year? If not, keep reading—it might just save a life. Skin Cancer & MelanomaContinue reading “May is for Melanoma”

Family Bonding with Animal Crossing: New Horizons

I’m obsessed with Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. At the beginning of 2020 when it came out, I loved seeing everyone’s islands, their creativity, being able to visit each other, and a new AC game to play! I played it at a friend’s house when I was younger until I gotContinue reading “Family Bonding with Animal Crossing: New Horizons”

I’m finally playing Kingdom Hearts 3

I know, I’m late to the game — literally. But since Kingdom Hearts 4 (IV) was announced, I figured now is as good a time as ever to play the third (well, more like thirteenth) installment in the series. I’ll preface this by saying I don’t remember much of the story from the earlier gamesContinue reading “I’m finally playing Kingdom Hearts 3”

The Batman (2022) Movie Review

Those who know me are aware of my love for The Bat. Batman is my favorite comic book character for a variety of reasons, so when the new movie from DC was announced, I knew I had to see it. Spoiler Alert: this review goes into some details of the movie and may reveal spoilersContinue reading “The Batman (2022) Movie Review”

Wikipedia Project

As part of the digital media literacy course at ASU, students were tasked to become Wikipedia editors and help out with a WikiProject for local newspapers: News on Wiki. My part of this assignment involved doing some research about a newspaper that did not have a complete Wikipedia article, the Alachua Today in Alachua, Florida.Continue reading “Wikipedia Project”

Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy

I was able to attend a webinar with one of my professors, Dan Gillmor, and online security professionals from Convergence Lab, News Co/Lab and the Programa de Periodismo del CIDE. They discussed ways to protect yourself online from hackers and government surveillance. I encourage everyone to use these tips to protect their digital privacy. “WeContinue reading “Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy”

Why is Media Creation Critical to Media Literacy?

This week we’re diving into digital media literacy and content creation in my course at ASU. When it comes to digital media literacy, one thing to remember is that media creation is a key component. After all, if there is nothing to consume, then there is nothing to understand. In the age of social mediaContinue reading “Why is Media Creation Critical to Media Literacy?”