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  1. Apr 2019
    1. The music we listen to highly impacts our decision making, especially as adolescents. Adolescents are extremely impressionable, and the music they listen to has a great impact on how they decide to live their day to day lives. Popular musicians are seen as role models by the people who idolize them, and adolescents may try to represents the songs in which they favor through their actions every day.

      Recent studies have found that adolescents who listen to music that supports substance abuse and violence have a greater chance to act upon what they listen to. What young adults and teenagers listen to through music and popular media will affect their decision making process. Specifically with substance abuse, and there is a direct uptake in use of illegal substances by adolescents who listen to music that promotes such activities. This can cause a whole societal problem considering most of todays popular music among adolescents touches upon substance abuse and violence. Adolescents are extremely impressionable and the music they listen can shape how a person tries to act, or represent themselves.

  2. Oct 2018
    1. Does the United States have a strategy for North Korea, or are these twists and turns merely the whims of a temperamental president?”

      This questioning is a big US focus. Even though I think it is important to question these things and monitor coordination between the president and the administration, the view that the government is disorganized and failing is in turn leading to further distrust in our democratic process

    2. What makes it particularly dangerous is that it is an authoritarianism born within the framework of democracy itself.”

      I think this is a large part of our current crisis and what I want to focus on -- the backslide in our current democracy from lack of belief/maintenance. We are (arguably) not in a major war and have no global agenda to the scale of the Cold War or the WWs.Is not fighting things as a country preventing us from having pride/belief in our political system?

  3. Feb 2017
    1. This article addresses this deficiency by focusing on the question ‘does union membership enhance employee perceptions of voice?’