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KEMBURU: We ought to practice sustainable tourism when traveling

(04/25/19 8:28pm)

We are officially closing in on the end of the semester, and that means summer vacation. Most people our age either spend their summer doing an internship, visiting another state or country or just staying at home. Given those three options, I know I would choose to visit another place, and I am willing to bet that most other people would too. Statistical data reflects this belief — while in 1950 there were approximately 25 million international tourist arrivals per year, by 2016, that number had increased to 1.2 billion. 

KEMBURU: Billie Eillish: Breaking stereotypes while creating good music

(04/11/19 7:35pm)

At 17 years old, Billie Eilish has made a place for herself in the music industry with a style of music that is distinctly different from what we are used to hearing from the genre of pop. Born in Los Angeles, Eilish is the daughter of Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell, two individuals who have had their fair share of experiences in the entertainment industry, and her sibling is Finneas O’Connell, who has worked with her on almost all of her musical projects. 

KEMBURU: Debut of ‘Leaving Neverland’ forces us to question values

(03/07/19 5:00am)

He was dubbed the “King of Pop.” He joined The Jackson 5 at the mere age of 5 years old but emerged as the group’s lead singer. He made musical history time and time again, winning the Grammy Living Legend Award, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and having his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is Michael Jackson. And Jackson, according to the recently released documentary “Leaving Neverland,” was a sexual predator and a pedophile. 

KEMBURU: We awaken from American Dream to inequality, immobility

(02/21/19 5:00am)

Historian James Truslow Adams once said, “The American Dream is that dr “today a woman with a bachelor’s degree earns roughly the same as a man with an associate’s degree, and the same holds … for each successive level of educational attainment,” It gets even worse for women of color and people of color in general ffort, your dreams can come true. America is the land of opportunity. 

KEMBURU: We ought to accept life in gray area, reject binary thinking

(02/07/19 5:00am)

Since we were children, we have learned to understand and think of the world in a binary sense. We are constantly surrounded by dichotomies: good and evil, real and imaginary, etc. In fact, one of the first things that we ask when we want to get to know someone is the question, are you an introvert or an extrovert? 

KEMBURU: Hart missed opportunity of impactful apology in light of past

(01/24/19 5:00am)

On Dec. 4, 2018, the Academy announced that Kevin Hart would be the host of the Oscars 2019. Two days later, on Dec. 6, a series of homophobic tweets from 2009 to 2011 written by Hart resurfaced on the internet. The Academy provided him with two options: apologize or step down from the position. Then, the next day, Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars.