My 2020 Playlist

Starting from when I first got my Spotify account in 2018, I’ve made a playlist for every single year that reflects the sort of music I listened to for those 12 months. A lot of times, it reflected the sort of moods I experienced that year, but sometimes it was just a catchy tune that…

SN CH: My Investigation Of The Haunted YouTube Channel

With 37 ten to fifteen second videos posted in total, the YouTube channel SN CH has inspired an online investigative effort that has left even the most clever code-breakers absolutely stumped and horrified. The channel hasn’t posted in years, but the content of the videos has left its audience wondering whether or not the uploaders…

Ghosts, Cryptids, and Murder: Creepy Videos for the Halloween Season

1. The Fallen Angel of Catalonia This spooky video is a classic. Part of its charm is found in the low-quality, shaky camera as some men explore a field, relying only on a flashlight to guide themselves around. They stumble across a number of large, white feathers scattered on the ground, before discovering a humanoid…

Twitter: Some of Biden’s Weirdest Criticisms

We all know that Twitter can be a bit of a hot mess sometimes, and this is especially the case now that election time is drawing closer. When’s the last time you’ve seen a trending tag that didn’t have to do with Trump’s poor decisions or his COVID diagnosis? If you ever scroll through the…

10 Unus Annus Videos You Need To Watch Before They’re Deleted

Unus Annus, the YouTube channel owned by Markiplier and Crankgameplays, only has 65 days left to live. After that, the channel and all of the videos on it will be deleted forever. With a lifespan of a single year, there isn’t much time to watch all of the Unus Annus that you can! The aim…

Beauty Youtuber Ethan Peters Overdoses At Age 17

Ethan Peters, known online as Ethanissupreme, has been reported dead by his father, Gerald Peters, on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Peters was 17 at the time of death and has been struggling with addiction for a number of years before the overdose. Peters had a large online presence on all social media, including 500K followers…

Smalltown, USA, in 2020

Smalltown, USA, is nestled into the Appalachian mountains of Northern Pennsylvania. It sports a pretty miniscule population, but is actually the biggest town in its area. Nearby towns host about 1,000-3,000 people, meaning that they use Smalltown’s public school district and shop at its Walmart, but if you want to shop anywhere else, you’ll have…

Weird App Reviews: Self-Care Edition

1. Healthily Healthily is a journaling/health app designed by doctors to give you some individualized care. Obviously, it can’t give you a diagnosis, but you can still tell it your symptoms and it will give you some suggestions about what might be going on with you. It will also tell you when you should go…

No Worries, YouTube’s Algorithm is Still Wack

It’s been a long time since we’ve run into complaints about the YouTube algorithm! If you haven’t checked in for a while, though, have no fears; it’s just as messy as it was when you last looked. This time, the issue fell onto two major YouTubers: Markiplier and MoistCr1TiKaL. In essence, one clip has been…

Body Checking: What it is & How to Deal With it

Thanks to stories such as the myth of Narcissus, the man who fell in love with his own reflection, we’ve learned to associate frequently looking in the mirror and “checking ourselves out” with egotism. For a lot of people, however, it’s actually an effect of self-consciousness. Body checking is defined as “an obsessive behavior in…

More Than An Actor: Reflecting on Boseman’s Life

We lost Chadwick Boseman, lead actor of Black Panther, on August 28, 2020. It’s hard enough to lose a well-loved actor who starred in such a game-changing movie of our time, but we also lost a powerful voice in the fight for freedom and equality. Boseman has been fighting colon cancer for 4 years prior…

Update: Assault on Eden The Doll, Trans YouTuber

Last Monday at approximately 2:15am, YouTube personality Eden Estrada (Eden The Doll) and her two friends, Joslyn Flawless and Jaslene Whiterose, were assaulted on the streets of Hollywood while waiting for an Uber. The women were all robbed of their purses, jewelry, and shoes, and were also repeatedly beaten and threatened. Meanwhile, bystanders yelled slurs…

International Dog Day: Looking at Historical Canines

Wednesday, August 26, is International Dog Day! Our four-legged friends have done a lot for us, especially during these high-stress times, so it’s a perfect time to recognize them for everything that they do. If you have a dog of your own, give them an extra treat or two today! You probably know a lot…

Top 9 Anime Openings

9. Ace Attorney – Opening 4 – “Reason” That’s right, the famous courtroom game has an anime adaptation! The anime itself isn’t too bad– it unfortunately abandons some of the complexities you see in the original game and left out some of my favorite cases, but I guess that’s what we can expect from an…

Quarantine Fitness

My local gym is technically open right now, but I’m hesitant to place myself around so many sweaty bodies, touch public equipment, and leave my water bottle in spots where a stranger might accidentally take a sip. I live in a small town that doesn’t see too many cases, but most of population doesn’t take…

New to Anime? Here’s Where You Should Start.

1. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood I could stop the list right here and feel confident that I’ve given you a good start. I’m not kidding. This series has it all: comedy, plot, emotions, great characters, you name it. It’s an all-around favorite of the anime community and stands as one of the highest quality pieces…

Black, Trans YouTubers Assaulted In Violent Hate Crime

Beauty YouTuber Eden Estrada (known online as Eden The Doll) and her two friends, Jaslene Rose and Joslyn Flawless, were attacked in the streets of Hollywood while waiting for an Uber to take them home after a night out. The first assailant took Eden’s phone, and when she approached them, he and his friends began…

Numerology: Life Path Numbers

If you walked over to my 7-year-old self and told me that I’d enjoy something that’s centered around math, I wouldn’t have believed you. Math only involves embarrassing moments at the front of the class, writing the wrong solution to a basic equation on the chalkboard, and trying to decipher textbooks, right? As it turns…

The Problem With BMI

It’s human nature to want nice, neat numbers to describe ourselves and our bodies accurately. First, we thought that the scale gave that to us, but we know now that our scales are actually quite faulty. After that, we turned to BMI, or Body Mass Index. But is BMI really more accurate? BMI was founded…

Donating Without Money: How To Let YouTube Pay For You!

It’s a hard time to be both socially-conscious and broke. As a 2020 college graduate, I completely understand the struggle of wanting to give money to the movements you believe in but not wanting to sacrifice your own funds, especially in the face of a global pandemic and withering healthcare. Thankfully, there’s a way to…