Since I’ve noticed media bias and the power that media outlets actually leverage, I have grown to see the shortcomings of American media. A lot of my observations began with the flipping between Egyptian or Arab news channels and American news channels and recognizing the stark contrast between the two in terms of coverage — or lack thereof — of the ongoing conflicts in Gaza. As a student that has always valued and promoted the potential for change through the media, I find that I can no longer turn to the nation’s media for the kind of information and reporting that I expect: honest, critical, and informative. Instead I find fear-mongering headlines and television banners asking the wrong questions. Continue reading Why American Broadcast News Should Take a Leaf Out of Canada’s Book
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Burlington, VT, USA
Hematologist Dr. Mary Cushman and fellow researchers at the University of Vermont College of Medicine have conducted a study examining the link between blood type and cognitive impairment. Dr. Cushman and her team analyzed data from more than 30,000 adults, and after adjusting the study for age, race, geographical region and sex, found that those with the rare blood type AB were 82% more likely to develop problems with memory, language and attention with age compared to other blood types. Continue reading College News from Around the World
This is Long’s seventh semester on Senate. “The reason I continued being on Senate is because I enjoyed the interactions that I had with my peers,” said Long, “and I truly believe that ASUSF Senate is the premier organization to get involved in if you truly want to make [a] positive change on the USF campus.” Over the next year, she hopes to increase the visibility and accessibility of Senate as an organization within the realm of Student Leadership and Engagement as well as the greater USF community as a whole.
The City by the Bay notoriously embraces its diverse community and champions progressive thinking—qualities also exemplified by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors is a group of democratically elected supervisors who represent each of the 11 districts of the City. The Board of Supervisors exists to propose and enact legislation to assist in providing San Francisco residents with an improved way of life.
Unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in daylight by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. on August 9. In the days that followed, the tragedy evoked an onslaught of riots and protests within the Ferguson community and throughout the country. Many people viewed the incident as a manifestation of the racial inequalities prevalent in the United States today.
The USF community has been reacting to what happened in Ferguson through a series of different events. The Intercultural Center held a student-led discussion regarding police brutality on August 26. The event, titled “What Do You Talk About When You Talk About Ferguson,” intended to provide a space for students to gather and process their initial reactions after Michael Brown’s death and the events in Ferguson. Continue reading USF Community Reacts to Ferguson Shooting