The College View’s music and entertainment supplement.
Each day news from Italy brings more horror. With the death toll continually rising, one cannot help feeling lost when contemplating such a tragedy. However, the videos that emerged last week of Italian citizens singing “Bella Ciao” and other traditional songs from their balconies in solidarity with healthcare staff were certainly uplifting.
Fashion pressure might not seem like a serious concern because of everything going on in the world right now, but it has negative impacts that have been happening for centuries and it’s still happening today. Each season there is something new and trendy that everybody seems to be wearing and naturally, we want it too. Especially in teenagers and young adults, who are still trying to find their fashion sense and personal identities, fashion pressure is most often seen. With the amount of affordable shops following trends of much more expensive ones, some people feel that there is no excuse not to look trendy as you don’t have to spend a fortune.
YouTube is a platform that can take average people to stardom in a split second, but it is also a haven for odd and disturbing online content. Since its conception in 2005, YouTube has created celebrities like Justin Bieber, Bo Burnham and Carly Rae Jepsen; it’s no wonder people use the platform to launch their careers.