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Pop Culture

"Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change." - John Podhoretz

Host Keerthi spearheads this hour about pop culture. What is it and how does it affect teens? Milan starts out with the history of pop culture and how it influences politics, technology, entertainment, fashion, games, and more. Kirpa discusses how pop culture spreads through commercial media, such as radio, television, movies, the music industry, publishers and corporate run websites and social media. Keerthi introduces our newest reporter, Charvi, with her segment Beauty on Trial. Charvi believes that each individual must be the star they were born to be. She dives into legal regulations on photoshopping and digital alterations, false advertising, deceptive marketing practices, impact of beauty standards on mental health, body dysmorphia and its connection to beauty standards, societal pressures and so much more. This is a pop culture power hour.

Tune in and enjoy!

BIO: Charvi

Charvi, a sophomore student from Livermore, possesses a strong passion for dance, advocacy through leadership, and speech. Her active involvement in student council, where she held the position of freshman vice president and upcoming sophomore president showcases her passion for being a leader and a voice for the grade. Demonstrating dedication to important causes, she competes in speech events and serves as a mentor and officer, engaging in meaningful discussions for the past two years. With over a decade of experience in classical dance, particularly Kathak, Charvi has honed her skills as a graceful performer. Her intellectual curiosity extends beyond her artistic pursuits, as she finds genuine interest in exploring the intricate connections between human behavior and the legal system through the study of law and psychology. Charvi remains dedicated to expanding her knowledge and pursuing diverse academic interests, always striving to grow as both a dancer and a student advocate. Her segment is called Beauty on Trial.

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