“They don’t want our intelligence,” a classmate of mine confidently proclaimed to our 75-person Late American Political Thought class last spring. The statement was followed by many nods of agreement from the class.
Aretha Franklin has lovingly been coined the Queen of Soul. Her decades of music have represented her roots through powerhouse hits and beautiful ballads, and her legacy as one of the greatest vocalists of all time is eternal.
The tide is finally turning for consumer data protection in the United States, and though internet users may have been aware that their activity was being tracked online, recent developments have shown just how much personal data the tech industry collects and shares about its users.
One byproduct of the modern, incessant news cycle is shared concern. As we become more inundated with content meant to alarm us and capture our attention, we become subject to a force that can steer us together, as a society, beyond panic and toward collective action.