Post written by Abby Hopkins, Social Media Director
Growing up (mainly my 10th grade year) I was very into youtube as a whole and the cool people on the platforms. I started out with Danisnotonfire, AmazingPhil and Shane Dawson but those people aren’t the people I am talking about today.
Today, I am talking about, as the title states, David Dobrik. He is a vlogger from Slovakia who lives currently in LA with his friend group who are famously called “Vlog Squad” as dubbed by their audience. His videos are normally 4:20 for each of them. Don’t understand who he is yet? Earlier this year, he released a video on his youtube channel sat beside fellow creator Liza Koshy, talking about their breakup in a very emotional video. This video blew up and people who didn’t even know them were sad.
Anyways, David Dobrik has reached 10 million recently and that’s huge. He is an amazing guy and deserves all the subscribers he has gotten through his videos. Even though they are short, they are definitely funny. In many videos, he blindfolds his friends and has animals thrown on them and in others, he is kind and uses this company SeatGeek to hook his friends up with new cars. His videos show his daily life like when he gets his hand cut open by a bottle and even when his friends land themselves in the hospital over stupid things.
With all the fame, David still seems to be a very genuine person which I love, he doesn’t let his money get to his head and truly loves his fans. I feel like other YouTubers should be as kind as he is. Yes, his vlogs are crazy and nobody sane would do what he does but that is what makes him funny. He is a breath of fresh air in the crazy world that is YouTube.
Post written by Brianna Hyman, Program Assistant
In this day and age you constantly hear about feminism and how guys shouldn’t be putting down girls for things like makeup, relationships, and clothes. Kids are taught from a young age that "He pulled on your hair, he must like you!" Even now, in 2018, people are still told things like that. We preach the idea of acceptance to the men yet we still can’t seem to do it from woman to woman. Everyone, especially in high school, knows of another woman or a group of women that bring each other down. How can we expect men to treat us with respect when we are constantly criticizing one another? Even if it’s not to their face, other people hear what we have to say. Someone is constantly paying attention to what we do. Especially when it comes to the gossip about other women. Guys are not going to stop calling us sluts, attention hogs, cake faced, and many other cliches when they hear/see us doing it. If we want to start seeing change then we MUST start with ourselves. If we want men to support women, then we need women to help women. We even, as women, have marches dedicated to standing up for our rights.
Post written by Stephen Boyer, Social Media Staff Member
Anxiety is something I've had to deal with all of my life, funny considering what I do here at The Pulse, but its true. Obviously, it affects the most extreme things like applying for a job but I often find it to grab a hold of me at the most random of times. The most recent example of a random attack was when I was at the Career Center and we were finishing up a project. Anxiety just overtook me and I basically shut down and luckily my other group members picked up my slack for those 15 minutes but that just goes to show how random it can be. But weirdly enough I don't really get anxious when doing radio shows or audio essays or anything like that for the radio. I actually find it to calm my anxiety. Sure when I first started last year I was nervous but I never really shut down over recording or going live or whatever. I couldn't tell you why that is because I've gone most of my life being scared of public speaking and Being on The radio, even though it's just a Student Radio, is very much a form of public speaking. Thanks to radio, I discovered I have a passion for speaking, I just had to unlock it.
December 5th, 2018
Post written by Joshua Caldwell, News Staff Member
Power levels are no longer a mystery thanks to Yahoo!, and its latest mobile page release. Acting as a page for topics related to Dragon Ball, from the perspective of a Saiyan, Yahoo! Planet Vegeta is a mobile resource where users can conveniently discover information on everything regarding the anime/manga.
Things like Saiyan training regiments, diet, Namekian technology, Frieza’s chain of command, and power level ranking are all found on the site. In keeping with the guise that the site was created for Saiyans, by Saiyans, the site defaults in the alien Saiyan language. There is also a whimsical blog section where you can get a better understanding of what it is like to live on Earth as a member of their race.
Unfortunately, since this digital almanac of Dragon Ball info was created to promote the domestic release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the only other language aside from the Saiyan hieroglyphs is Japanese. If you’re a fan of Dragon Ball, have a poke around the microsite, as even the images alone are sure to stir up your inner Saiyan