If you were born anywhere between 1995 and 2015, then congratulations! You are now a member of the newest generation: our beloved Gen Z or Gen Tech.
Continue reading “Why everyone hates Gen Z”
Depression has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially thanks to the widespread use of social media and desensitization to the term “depressed” as well as the concept of suicide becoming a joke among Gen Z.
Phrases like “I’m going to kill myself if I don’t get an A in this class,” or “I’m so tired of this life that I might as well commit,” or the typical “kms” so often sent through text are used more than this generation even seems to realize. Continue reading “Suicide rates are increasing as we get more depressing”
“It all started when my uncle came from Cuba on a boat–he spent three days in the sea–and then he came here… five years passed and he became a citizen and claimed my dad. By then my dad was already married to my mom and they had me, too, so two years after he claimed us, we did the interview and all it was accepted, so five months later it was time for us to come here. Continue reading “Humans of MLEC: Moving to a New Country”
(This article was written by Mason Jar Butterfly and me).
The phenomenal introduction of Korean entertainment and culture around the world, alternatively known as the Hallyu wave, took storm in the late 2000s. Three top companies—SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment—are the sole leaders of the industry’s globalization. What started in merely Seoul, South Korea has since branched out towards the entirety of Southeastern Asia and has made landfall in Europe and the Americas, making history every day. Continue reading “The Rise of K-Pop in the West”
My chest hurts and it’s not from a heart attack; it’s from a heartbreak.
But it’s not really because of a break-up or a sad event–it’s from the inevitable feeling that I get every time I feel left out. Continue reading “Music Turned Into Writing: Stressed Out”
Just a few days before we kicked off the year 2019, Netflix’s show Black Mirror came out with a new film, but instead of being their usual one-hour (more or less) episodes, they decided to do something completely new: a movie–an interactive one at that. Continue reading “Bandersnatch: Could This Mean A Revolution?”
Sometimes, the universe, or God, or whomever or whatever it may be that controls our fate, decides there isn’t enough chaos in our life, so it stirs some problems up in its magic caldron and throws it out in the open, hitting us in the face with it. It’s a great experience, really, but it’s also annoying. I understand that problems and hardships are a natural factor in life and are inevitable and necessary for us to flourish into better people, but that doesn’t make them any more tedious. Continue reading “In the end, we’re all made of stardust”
When I was a kid, I had no trouble doing all my work perfectly and on time; now it feels like I’m living on the edge–under the sword of Damocles. Now it feels like I can’t do anything right. Nowadays, work from school and stress from thinking about the future cloud my head and I can’t live peacefully anymore. Continue reading “Hopeless: A Series of Sleep-deprived Karla’s Thoughts”
Before Thanksgiving even happened last year, my family decided it was a great idea to do something we rarely do: go out. For the first time in our (four?) years of living in the United States, we went to a church and celebrated early. It was honestly a fun day and we enjoyed eating popcorn and taking pictures everywhere and I hope we do it again next year. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Throwback”