Issue 35 | October 9, 2015
THREE THINGS THIS WEEK
1. SCREAM QUEENS
What It Is: Think Glee with lots of murders. This campy, comic-horror TV anthology follows sorority sisters on a campus struck by a series of murders, with teen favs Lea Michele, Emma Roberts, Nick Jonas, and Ariana Grande.
Why It’s Important: With 7.3 million viewers as of 9/27, it broke a streaming record after the original air date because of the highly social fan base, demonstrating a shift in how and when younger viewers consume TV.
2. GIRLS RULE INSTAGRAM
What It Is: Instagram turned five this week and announced the top five most-followed accounts from their 400+ million active users.
Why It’s Important: All five accounts are owned by women (albeit celebs). Is this female empowerment? Or just another way of telling women that their value is based on their image?
3. SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
What It Is: Two more school shootings took place this morning, the incidents mark the 46th and 47th school shootings in the United States this year.
Why It’s Important: Your students are wondering “Am I safe at school?” A generation ago, nobody would guess that our educational institutions would become war zones. This article helps you start a conversation with your student about school shooting stress.
TOP 10 SONGS
1. “The Hills” by The Weeknd
Theme: Using a woman; “when I’m [messed] up, that’s the real me.”
2. “What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber
Theme: Figuring out what a girl means when she says both “yes” and “no” at the same time.
3. “Hotline Bling” by Drake
Theme: Making a woman feel guilty for changing her lifestyle after a breakup, tells her to be herself.
4. “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
Theme: Justifying destructive behaviors because he loves it.
5. “679” by Fetty Wap ft. Remy Boyz
Theme: Valuing and pursuing a woman because of her body.
6. “Locked Away” by R. City ft. Adam Levine
Theme: Asking whether a woman is there for him no matter what, even through the hard times.
7. “Watch Me” by Silento
Theme: New dance moves.
8. “Wildest Dreams” by Taylor Swift
Theme: Forbidden love/infidelity. Choosing to be in a relationship, even though she knows there’s an expiration date.
9. “Stitches” byShawn Mendes
Theme: Getting over a breakup; “now I need someone to breathe me back to life.”
10. “Good For You” by Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky
Theme: Finding identity in looking good for her man and in her sexuality.