Carson Dike

Carson Dike

Hey y'all!! My name is Carson and I am currently a senior at Yorba Linda High School, and a photojournalist for my high school’s weekly publication of "The Wrangler". In terms of college, I am pursuing a media, culture, and communication major, as well as a minor in creative writing.
A voice for those we have lost

A voice for those we have lost

March Fourteenth Two-Thousand Eighteen, a day that will most notably be memorialized into the textbooks of the near future and undoubtedly taught as the primary advance towards the prospects of a more impervious and receptive society. This last week housed one of the...

2017: progression or ignorance?

2017: progression or ignorance?

2017, a year diversified by an emphatically different political, social and cultural landscape both domestically and internationally. In the span of 12 months, the United States introduced a new president to office, sexual assault allegations unequivocally aggrandized...

Opinion: Earthlings: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Opinion: Earthlings: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Yes, you guessed it, the Earth is still dying! Okay, that may be a little sardonic and cynical, but sadly environmental devaluation is still a pertinent dilemma that should be treated with a continued sense of urgency, given that global warming still actively...

White Nationalism… more like blatant Fascism

White Nationalism… more like blatant Fascism

Tradition has always been a key aspect of Unites States culture, and in reverberation to the most recent presidential election occurring in the fall of 2016, that tyrannical sense of conventionalism couldn’t have been more efficacious to the social, economic and...

Opinion: The importance of buying “Fair Trade Certified”

Opinion: The importance of buying “Fair Trade Certified”

Imagine yourself walking through your local supermarket, let’s say Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, etc., and you come across a product you have been meaning to purchase. As you peruse the ingredients, nutrition facts and diagrammatic label, you notice the...

The murky truth behind healthcare for minorities

The murky truth behind healthcare for minorities

An apple a day sometimes leads us astray.   I have said it once before and I am going to say it again: healthcare is an elemental aspect of the human condition that promotes the fortuity of our external and internal affairs. Not only does this governmental facet...

Christmas: Christianity or commercialism?

Christmas: Christianity or commercialism?

Rocking around the marketing plea.   As we enter the month of December, it is important to elicit the variance of cultural and religious holidays that have continued to influence our social sphere throughout the decades. During this most gratuitous season, we...

Placing sexual assault on the back burner; a social immaturity

Placing sexual assault on the back burner; a social immaturity

“Why are they all coming forward?” “Why now?” “They just want attention.” From politics to the creative landscape of the film industry, sexual assault allegations have become regular and seemingly heightened this year in response to the November reveal of several male...

Realizing just how much power the fashion industry holds

Realizing just how much power the fashion industry holds

Tom Ford, Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino Garavani, Miuccia Prada and Jean Paul Gaultier. Despite being household titles to those cultured in modern design, what do all of these names have in common? The answer is...

Don’t chow on that cow: Veganism explained

Don’t chow on that cow: Veganism explained

As we transcend past the fortitude of the most recent Thanksgiving holiday, we are still reminiscent of the impassioned sentiment that this annual season of gratuity extends to us. From the long-awaited reconciliations with relatives, to the omnipresent Macy’s Day...