Home / Brock Willard (page 18)

Brock Willard

‘Whose Vote Counts’ explains the right to vote on Netflix

“Whose Vote Counts, Explained” takes a close look at the United States’ political system and attempts to get voters engaged and informed before the 2020 general election.  The documentary miniseries, produced by Vox Media and distributed by Netflix, examines the various aspects of democracy in the United States, the way our …

Read More »

Halloween isn’t cancelled, here’s how to be spooky and safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has adjusted every aspect of our lives, from how we attend school to how we interact with our friends and family. Naturally, the question on many people’s minds is the upcoming holiday of Halloween. How do we trick-or-treat without getting tricked by COVID?  The answer is simple: we adjust. Like how we’ve …

Read More »

PSU Wind Ensemble presents student-led ‘Grassroots’ concert

The PSU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Andrew Chybowski, presented their first virtual concert, showcasing smaller groups organized by students.  The concert was streamed from the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and featured a wide variety of music and configurations of the …

Read More »

Pittsburg mayor Dawn McNay delivers State of the City address

As the COVID-19 pandemic still rages, Pittsburg mayor Dawn McNay says that citizens of Pittsburg can only go “forward together.”  On Thursday, Sept. 24, McNay delivered the State of the City address in conjunction with vice president for advancement at PSU and president of the PSU Foundation Kathleen Flannery and USD 250 school board member …

Read More »

Pittsburg mayor Dawn McNay delivers State of the City address

As the COVID-19 pandemic still rages, Pittsburg mayor Dawn McNay says that citizens of Pittsburg can only go “forward together.”  On Thursday, Sept. 24, McNay delivered the State of the City address in conjunction with vice president for advancement at PSU and president of the PSU Foundation Kathleen Flannery and USD 250 school board member …

Read More »

‘The Social Dilemma’ points out potential dangers of social media platforms on Netflix

Documentary “The Social Dilemma” points out that we are all lab rats to big tech companies and that should scare you.  The film, directed by Jeff Orlowski, features a unique blend of documentary interviews and loose dramatization that outlines the unique issues presented by social media and surveillance capitalism in the modern era. It features former …

Read More »

Trump’s endless war with TikTok and social media: What’s the point?

In the wee hours of Saturday night-Sunday morning, President Trump accepted the deal from tech company Oracle partnering with supermassive retailer Wal-Mart to purchase the U.S. portion of TikTok from Chinese company ByteDance. Much like an emotional abuser, he wants us to thank him for it.  The deal comes from a months-long battle …

Read More »