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Posts published by “Ethan Rhee”

Ethan is a current junior at La Canada High School with a passion for nonfiction writing and public speaking. As the Deputy Editor of a global publication called The Outspoken, a contributor for the LA Times Insider, and a nonprofit called Co-Founder of Published Points of View, he is dedicated to using his words to change the world by telling the stories of others. Ethan is also a competitive fencer on the national circuit, a Captain of his school's Debate team, and a proponent of anything food-related.


Tik Toks, Reels, and Shorts: How Short Form Content Diminishes User Autonomy

In the past 5 years, short-form content platforms have taken the media game by storm. As well-established companies such as YouTube and Instagram have recently taken on their own short-form campaigns with the likes of YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels, it’s impossible to deny the influence they have had on the scene. 

JUUL: Amazing Marketing. Awful Intentions.

The American e-cigarette company JUUL Labs produces electronic cigarettes that are supposedly a healthier alternative for those attempting to quit smoking. This past June, the FDA announced that due to its marketing toward minors, JUUL would be banned from selling anything until further notice. What’s happening now?