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Coming to Terms with Fake News

By Jacqueline J. Holness As a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, I find the rise of fake news repugnant. The term fake news created a cultural firestorm when it rose in relevance during the 2016 presidential election and its effects continue to reverberate a year […]

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Celebrating Grandparents

By Jacqueline J. Holness Today is National Grandparents Day. I must admit I have never observed this day although in 1979 President Jimmy Carter designated the first Sunday after Labor Day as a day to celebrate grandparents. According to his proclamation, available on the website for The American Presidency Project, the rationale behind this designation […]

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Living Counterculturally in Hollywood

By Jacqueline J. Holness Tired of being the only virgin in her circle of friends, at age 17 Yvonne Orji determined that by the time she was 18, she would be sexually active. However, her plans changed after being invited to a Bible study on the campus of George Washington University, where she heard the […]

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Faith-Based Films of 2017

By Jacqueline J. Holness While going to the movies is one of my favorite pastimes year-round, it is especially fun to escape the heat for a bit in the cool caverns of movie theaters in the thick of summer. Thankfully one of the fun ways that Christianity, or faith in general, can impact American culture […]

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Refugees: Where Do You Stand?

By Jacqueline J. Holness President Trump’s presidency is nearly six months old. From the day after his inauguration with women’s marches throughout the world to the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to his controversial tweets, his presidency has sparked conversation and controversy beyond the political arena. One such development in Trump’s presidency that […]