This blog explores topics in youth culture from 1988-Present.

Sarah Pallanck is a first-year student at the University of New England. She grew up in Connecticut. She is currently studying Applied Exercise Science at UNE, but is transferring to the College of Charleston in South Carolina for the Fall 2015 semester.

  • My articles mainly focus on music and the affect of social media on celebrity culture in the 2000’s.

Isabelle Watson – I’m a sophomore a the University of New England, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Women’s and Gender studies.

  • My blog posts center around the hip-hop/rap culture that developed in the 1990s and 2000s.

Kacie Hurd – I am a sophomore at UNE studying medical-biology. I’m from a small, coastal town in Maine and want to venture out of the state when I start my career in the healthcare field.

  • In the blog I focused mainly on sexuality in the media, because it is an issue that has come to the forefront in society today as technology has expanded, particularly in the time period we looked at from 1988-Present. Hypersexuality is something I feel strongly about because youth are easily influenced by pop-culture and media and being overly sexualized can have detrimental effects.

Stephanie Ackerson – senior Psychology major at the University of New England.

  • My blog posts feature the “Ladies of the 90’s” – this section explores how female musicians empowered the youth by expressing themes of girl power and feminism through a variety of music genres that emerged throughout the late 80’s and 90’s.