It’s been 10 years since the Occupy Wall Street movement introduced discussions about wage gaps, the 1%, and wall street’s leaching into the main stream, and the national minimum wage is still $7.25. Inflation alone should’ve raised the minimum wage to $8.43 in order to have the same buying power as in 2011. But $8.43Continue reading “Realities of the Minimum Wage”
Author Archives: Emma Piotrowski
Opinion: Biden Needs to Give Checks Quick If Dems Want to Win in 2022
$2000 checks out the door was one of the biggest campaign promises made by Joe Biden during his run. Of course, like most politicians’ promises, he’s since walked it back. $2000 rolled back to $1400 and has been stuck in a holding pattern ever since. At this point, Americans really should’ve been receiving monthly stimulusContinue reading “Opinion: Biden Needs to Give Checks Quick If Dems Want to Win in 2022”
Essential Add-Ons for iPhone Photographers
With the latest generation of iPhones boasting impressive camera specs, there has never been a better time to pick up photography as a hobby. In the past, the high entry price of cameras and equipment turned away perspective photographers. Now, having quality cameras built into the phones we carry around every day has opened theContinue reading “Essential Add-Ons for iPhone Photographers”
Opinion: Chuck Schumer Didn’t Cross A Line, But the Media Did
How journalistic sensationalism buries real issues “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has had many opinion pieces writtenContinue reading “Opinion: Chuck Schumer Didn’t Cross A Line, But the Media Did”
The Rise and Fall of American Mall Culture
From the birth of malls in the 1950s, the pop-culture iconography of malls in the 80s, to the predicted death of malls today, mall culture has been a roller coaster over the past 70 years.
How To: Smokey Eye
My roommate suggested I do a video on how I do my smokey eye make up. It might have been a joke, but I ran with it. Find out my secrets to the PERFECT #smokeyeye in this video.
How To: Basic Make Up
I just started doing make up a few months ago after pretty much never wearing makeup. Now I’m teaching myself how to do simple makeup that doesn’t feel heavy or itchy but is still within my budget.
Why I’m On YouTube – NEW VIDEO
YouTube has been a big part of my life for a while. In this video, I discuss how it got me to where I am today, as well as what I hope my channel can be for other people.
Yoga for Non-Athletic People
Ever since I took a yoga class in high school and hated it, I’ve been on a mission to teach myself yoga instead. Exercising is all about going at your own pace, if you push yourself too far too soon, you’ll hurt yourself (like I did in 7th grade track!)
Chicago to Los Angeles
I traveled over 43 hours from Chicago (which has been my home for the past four years) to Los Angeles (my new home). The train took us through sweeping plains, mountain passes, and vast deserts.