Over the last decade, we have lost so many young rappers to drugs that for many people it’s not even a shock anymore to see another headline fronting the news about the death of a new American rapper in his early 20’s. But something about the overdose of Juice Wrld, whether it be his connection to the youth, his chilling lyrics, or his prediction of his own death in several songs, has made me and many others say enough is enough. …


With the loss of more and more young rappers to drugs, there is serious conflict regarding the drug culture and drug usage in the rap industry. Many regions across the United States struggle with this problem as their rappers perish at a very young age, but one particular area that has recently been heavily affected by this issue is Chicago. Chicago gave birth to one of the most successful and talented rappers of our generation, Juice Wrld, who tragically passed away at just 21 years old. Similar to countless other Chicago rappers who have lost their life to drugs, Juice…


With the loss of more and more young rappers to drugs, there is serious conflict regarding the drug culture and drug usage in the rap industry. Many regions across the United States struggle with this problem as their rappers perish at a very young age, but one particular area that has recently been heavily affected by this issue is Chicago. Chicago gave birth to one of the most successful and talented rappers of our generation, Juice Wrld, who tragically passed away at just 21 years old. Similar to countless other Chicago rappers who have lost their life to drugs, Juice…


Thanks to hip hop/rap, the music industry has exploded over the last couple of decades. Dozens of new rappers from the early 2000’s have brought in millions of dollars to the music industry and revamped the entire industry. Now, hip hop dominates the music scene and is always topping the charts. However, these incredible achievements have undoubtedly come with a price.

These rappers that revamped the industry paved the way for modern day rappers, but left behind an environment that can be very toxic and dangerous for the new artists. From violence to drugs, these rappers, such as Lil Wayne…


We are currently living in the most fast paced and globalized era of human history. We can connect and spread ideas with people across the world in seconds, and as a result there is a deeper, widespread sense of integration. However, since people around the world are so closely involved with those on the other side of the globe, there are a plethora of cases where somebody creates an idea for their country that would actually fit best in another country. This results in a kind of internationally scrambled puzzle, where there are certain commodities in one country that actually…


Hibachi completes America’s Puzzle

We are currently living in the most fast paced and globalized era of human history. We can contact and spread ideas with people across the world in seconds, and as a result there is a deeper, widespread sense of connection. However, since people around the world are so closely involved with those on the other side of the globe, there are a plethora of cases where somebody creates an idea for their country that would actually fit best in another country. This results in a kind of internationally scrambled puzzle, where there are certain commodities in…


Hibachi is a unique style of grilling originated in Japan, in which portions of food are cooked on a large flat grill, and it has recently seen a surge in America. From the intense flames to the silverware and food being thrown in the air, Hibachi thrives on a flashy, in your face style that constantly holds the attention of the audience and keeps them at bay. Americans love this technique because they notoriously have a very short attention span and need that instant and constant gratification. The reason for this can be traced to the rise of recent social…


There truly are a lot of different focal points that we should give our attention to, from world hunger and global warming to inequality. But to me, one specific field trumps all others; space travel. Sure, it is incredibly important to feed those in poverty, but realistically we are going to run out of food and water eventually and will be forced to find new sources for them in space. Politics? Well, politics are important but it can take decades, if not centuries, to see true political progress because political and social issues often get stuck in a cyclical loop…


Hibachi is a traditional Japanese style of cooking, in which the food is cooked on a large metal plate in large portions, and often performed right inside of the customers. Hibachi has been around in Japan for a very long time, as the first hibachi-style restaurant opened in the 1940’s in Japan. However, over the last 30 years, hibachi has caught fire in America, as almost every city or town typically has at least one hibachi restaurant.

So why has hibachi become so popular in America? Well, in order to answer this we need to look at the rise of…


Nationalism is the Key to Space Travel

There truly are a lot of different focal points that we should give our attention to, from world hunger and global warming to inequality. But to me, one specific field trumps all others; space travel. Sure, it is incredibly important to feed those in poverty, but realistically we are going to run out of food and water eventually and will be forced to find new sources for them in space. Politics? Well, politics are important but it can take decades, if not centuries, to see true political progress because political and social issues…

Lucas Levant

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