An Identity Crisis

Disgruntled voters, shoddy candidates, and an identity crisis for Democrats and Republicans. Three observations from the 2016 American Presidential election.

Filling in the Gap: What Five Years of Unemployment Has Taught Me

Five years ago last week, I went from the working world to being unemployed. I wouldn’t wish unemployment on anyone…it’s been a rough journey, and at times, I feel like hiding from the world.  I don’t know how I have survived this long not having full-time employment, but I have and continue to do so. …

You Can’t Stop Them, You Can Only Hope to Contain Them: Zach McCabe Fiasco

Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg didn’t hold back his displeasure towards social media during his press conference on Monday. After Iowa’s loss to Wisconsin, several Iowa fans typed out their frustrations at Hawkeye senior Zach McCabe. McCabe was called for a blocking foul (that could have gone the other way), and he air-balled a…

They Made Social Media Fun: Lava Row

It started as an idea. A simple idea. How do you teach companies and entities how to use this new thing called “social media”? Since 2007, Lava Row went out and taught companies and corporations not only how to use social media, but to learn about how powerful it can be…for good…and for bad. Lava…