The Observer

Black Lives Matter is not an Instagram trend

As of June 2020, there were over 24 million posts for the  #blackouttuesday. However, posting a black square for the Black Lives Matter movement is unhelpful and should not be a trend.

By Ela Jalil, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Last month, Instagram feeds were flooded with black squares on posts and stories. In some of the  stories, users would use the hashtag “BlackLivesMatter” and then tag three more people to repost the same message on their own stories. This trend was meant to bring awareness to the important issu...

NaNoWriMo challenge

By Alissa Li, Production Editor

January 7, 2014

As November comes around, writers from all over the country stir from their long slumber, open their laptops and begin to plot a novel that they will complete in only a month. This intense month devoted to writing a novel of 50,000 words is known as National Novel Writing Month, or otherwise shortene...

Cinnamon challenge results not so sweet

By Bhaavya Srivastava, Production Editor

May 1, 2012

Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon toast, cinnamon cookies, or even cinnamon waffles—these are the delicious foods often associated with cinnamon. At least, they used to be associated with the spice, before the cinnamon challenge. The cinnamon challenge, a dare that involves swallowing one tablespoon of dry, ground...

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