Jared Quigg: The so-called Chinese spy balloon is just the latest attempt by the United States to demonize the People’s Republic of China. China may be the adversary of the U.S. government, but they are not our enemy. They are not the enemy of the American people, and we should do everything we can to avoid a new Cold War with them.
Elizabeth Valadez: Harry Styles slander has gone too far. At a recent concert, Styles added a single word to the lyrics of “As It Was,” singing “never leave America” instead of “leave America.” Fans were angry. And at the Grammys, his acceptance speech wasn’t up to par for some. Fans have to stop threatening to sell concert tickets and to stop supporting him. We all need to learn to take certain things with a grain of salt.
Leila Faraday: If you aren’t eating your mac and cheese with barbecue sauce, you’re missing out on a life-changing flavor combination. People need to open their hearts to the idea, no matter what weird stares this might attract.
Joey Sills: I don’t disagree with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s statement that 13 is too young for children to join social media — and I say that as somebody who has had mostly unregulated social media access from the age of 12 or so. The internet can be a fantastic resource for everyone, but it can also be incredibly harmful for teenagers who are still developing. I know I sound like a boomer saying this, but encourage your kids to read a book or hang out with their friends in person or something.
Carolyn Marshall: I honestly don’t think the Grammys hold much meaning. It’s good for artists to be recognized for their hard work, but really, what they do is for their creative outlets. A lot of their validation already comes from their fans and the money they’re bringing in. Award shows seem to be around only because of the audience that wants to see them all together dressed up in expensive clothing.
Audrey Vonderahe: I’m not crazy about Colleen Hoover books... I’m not one to judge, but they just seem to follow the same clichés each time – which is attractive for some people, so I guess it works. Just not my favorites.
Danny William: I honestly prefer episodic television over a show that has an overarching plot. Don’t get me wrong, some of my favorite shows are one complete story – but episodic television has many merits. If you didn’t like the previous episode, you can just watch the next one, and it’ll be something completely different.