Opinion

Review: Ben Schwartz brings laughs back to Los Angeles

Review: Ben Schwartz brings laughs back to Los Angeles

As a master of hyper fixation, I recently fell down a rabbit hole of actor and comedian Ben Schwartz’s filmography. In May 2020, I started to watch hours of his best work ranging from "Parks and Recreation" to "Sonic the Hedgehog." After learning more about his...

Opinion: Is gaming a bad thing?

Opinion: Is gaming a bad thing?

“Stop wasting time playing games and go do something else.” This is the most often phrase I heard from my friends’ parents. In those scenarios, the act of gaming is being oversimplified to “wasting time.” Many parents from the last decades throughout the world,...

Review: How I study using a productivity app: Yeolpumta

Review: How I study using a productivity app: Yeolpumta

In April of 2021, I started using an application called Yeolpumta, (열품타) developed by UnCheon Baek, on a daily basis. In Korean, the application name is an abbreviation for "Yeoljeong pumeun taimeo" (열정 품은 타이머), which means "Enthusiastic timer" in literal translation....

Opinion: Why can’t China make high-quality games?

Opinion: Why can’t China make high-quality games?

As a Chinese gamer who has been playing games for half of my life, there has always been a question about why we did not produce games that can be renown on a global scale. Being a world leader in the 21st century, China has been a pioneer in numerous fields and...

Opinion: Clicktivism: The good, the bad, the performative

Opinion: Clicktivism: The good, the bad, the performative

Throughout history, there have been innovations and landmark protests that have changed the face of activism forever: the Stonewall riots, car caravans used as blockades and the recording option on cell phones, to name a few. Now, in the 21st century, advocates have...

Opinion: Are the Chinese people heartless?

Opinion: Are the Chinese people heartless?

BBC News reports that in October 2011, a young two-year-old Chinese girl was run over by two vehicles in Guangdong. BBC News reports that for seven minutes, 18 people walked straight around her body, ignoring her as the little girl slowly bled to death. Almost 10...