Jarek Martinez

Born in Chicago, Illinois, a journalism major with plenty of hope for his future and career. Reporting and photography are improving every day, but writing is the passion. The drive. Avid movie watcher and media guy. Also minoring in legal studies and applying for paralegal certification. A big dog person as well.
Internet Communities

How the Internet Changed Communities

Some see them as social circles or places where someone can stand out. Ideas are shared, plans for meet-ups can be arranged, and friendships are forged. How can anyone feel alone in the vast communities of cyberspace? We are living in a world where every clique, every group, every small little neighborhood of data and people flood every web page.
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Crime in Chicago

Crime in Chicago: Media-Driven or As Bad as It Seems?

Chicago is on its way to see an all-time high in violent crime this year. With more than 700 homicides in 2016 (now considered one of the worst years for violence in Chicago), the city is already more than halfway to reach those same numbers in 2017. On the other hand, is crime there as frequent as the media tells us?
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DACA

DACA is Gone for Now – What Could Bring it Back?

President Donald Trump is looking to give Congress a window to resolve DACA’s shutdown before recipients lose their status on March 5, 2018. The administration formally announced the end of DACA on September 5, 2017. This leaves Congress with roughly six months to work on a solution.
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Air Koryo Airplane

The World’s Only 1-Star Airline: North Korea’s Air Koryo

There is nothing better than airline service. Delays, plane food, and other mild annoyances tend to be a staple of every air travel experience. One airline, in particular, is considered the worst of the worst. Rated a single star on several sources, Air Koryo is one of the only carriers that take passengers to the despotic country of North Korea. Let’s take a tour of Air Koryo and see why travelers should beware.
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Tokenism on TV

Does Tokenism Still Stalk Modern TV Shows?

Equality in America does not mean the country is perfect in all regards. Whether on TV or at movie theatres, race and inequality still tread the world in some ways. The Oscar fiasco of last year proved how Hollywood can’t seem to escape an apparent lack of representation of every race in a rather dated awards ceremony. Aside from the constant stereotypes and cultural ignorance of entertainment, there is one thing that is the feared boogeyman of many: tokenism.
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