"We have this idea that someone's phone will reveal their life, that if you found an iPhone on the streets you'd have access to photos, e-mail, notes, texts, videos, apps. Each of these would project an angle of light that would gradually illuminate a whole person. But the truth is nothing like that. The truth is that a phone will help you build something like a hologram, and if you tried to touch it, your hand would breeze right through the image." - Kate Fagan 

We tend to care a lot about our phones and social media. Always worrying about what to post, what filter will make us look more appealing; always putting our best self out there for the world to see. This isn't to say our social media doesn’t reflect who we are as people or that we aren't our most genuine selves on social media; you can be. What I – along with many others I'm sure – believe is that no matter what you have on your phone or post on social media...

DAY 1: I’m in a van with my friend I met only three months prior to this trip and five other girls I do not know. There is a tall and tanned man driving us, making small talk with us in broken English. 

“Where are you from?” “Where are you studying?” “Have you ever been to Morocco before?”

Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira is playing on the radio. We’re driving on a barely paved road as mopeds zoom past us. One moped driving next to our van had a man driving, and a woman behind him with a head scarf covering every inch of her face but her eyes. The only thing that separated the man and woman was an infant baby being held by the woman. No seatbelts, no helmets, no carrier for the infant baby; just the two seat moped and the open, warm African air.  

I peered out the window taking in everything about this foreign landscape.  

Suddenly the van came to a halt in the middle of the city center. The door flung open and...

Justin Randle, a senior at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) said, “SCOPE has changed my career path, college experience and life completely.” Despite having a major in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration, Randle hopes to have a career in the music industry either making music or event planning for concerts. Randle’s inspiration for music has risen because of SCOPE and all the new opportunities and possibilities he has been introduced to. 

Randle joined SCOPE as a first semester freshman in the Fall of 2015 after seeing the organization at U-Day. It was three weeks into school before Randle found SCOPE and had his world changed drastically. Initially entering UNH Randle was having a hard time adjusting to the new college atmosphere and not knowing many people on campus. Randle decided to go outside his comfort zone and interview for SCOPE and join a campus organization that would forever change...

Many people have been raving about two new popular box office movies, Wonder Woman and Black Panther. While these films surpassed all expectations in viewer ratings, is that enough to say that there is finally equal representation in Hollywood films? Wonder Woman broke a million dollars opening weekend in the United States. Black Panther broke two million dollars during opening weekend in 2018. Both movies did very well, and many credit this to one having a strong female lead in a superhero movie and the other being the first superhero movie with a predominantly black cast.  

Gal Gadot plays the title character in Wonder Woman, giving young girls a chance to finally see a strong, powerful, independent woman as the sole main character. The director of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins, tweeted a list of comments one of the producers received outlining the positive effect this movie had on a kindergarten class. Young girl...

“Social media is becoming very popular and with popularity comes power. Having a platform that I can share my creations on is something very special to me,” says Charlotte Krol, a sophomore here at UNH. Krol recently created an Instagram account, All American Rags, to promote her clothing line.   

With social media being so relevant in our society today, especially in college culture, Krol hopes to use social media as an outlet to promote her business and ideas. By gaining more followers and becoming more well-known, Krol will be able to achieve her goal of spreading the word about sustainable fashion to the Durham community and UNH campus. By utilizing social media as a platform, she is able do what she loves while helping the environment.

Krol chose the name for her clothing line from the band The All American Rejects, because she believes, just like the band, that her clothes are unique. All the fabrics Krol use...

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