How Can We Get More Young People to Vote?

From Above the Noise. Voting is a really important part of the democratic process. We all know this, but in reality, many people don’t vote. That is especially true for younger generations who have historically had very low voter turnout rates in the U.S. This is kind of a big deal because younger people have…

Should Colleges Still Require the SATs and ACTs?

From Above the Noise. Taking the SAT or ACT is a rite of passage for high school students applying to college. Millions of juniors and seniors take at least one of the tests every year, albeit reluctantly, and most colleges still require it to be considered for admission. But a growing number of colleges are…

Is Video Game Addiction Real?

From Above the Noise. As the video game Fortnite is taking over the world, there’s a rising panic that some gamers are getting full-on addicted, with headlines like “Parenting the Fortnite Addict” and “I almost lost my sons to Fortnite” popping up all over the place. Even the World Health Organization is worried about video…

Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Money?

From Above the Noise. There’s been a lot of hype recently about Bitcoin and other types of cryptocurrency. So, are they really the future of money, or just a lot of digital hype? SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE THE NOISE is a show that cuts through the hype and investigates the research behind…

Why Isn’t Hip-Hop Having Its Own #MeToo Moment?

From Above the Noise. The #MeToo movement has shined a light on abuse and harassment in the workplace in almost every industry within the past year, but one industry that’s been glaringly quiet is the rap industry. So why isn’t Hip Hop having its own #MeToo moment? SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE THE…

What’s It Really Like to Host a YouTube Show?

From Above the Noise. It’s easy to spend hours binge-watching videos on YouTube but have you ever wondered what it takes to host a video series? Like, how do you act natural on camera, work with producers, or learn a script? Perhaps you even considered being a YouTube creator yourself? Take a behind-the-scenes look with…

Can You Trust Influencers on YouTube?

From Above the Noise. Ah, YouTube. Creators being creative, making videos about stuff they’re passionate about, and sharing them with the world. But YouTube has been around for over a decade now, and it dominates as THE place for video content. Because of that, it’s WAY more of a business now than anyone could have…

Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Coral Reefs?

From Above the Noise. The same chemicals in sunscreen that protect our skin from harmful UV rays are also contributing to the demise of coral reefs around the world. If we want to save coral but also protect our skin from the sun, what can we do? SUBSCRIBE to Above the Noise: [https://www.youtube.com/abovethenoise…] ABOVE THE…

Why Isn’t There More Research About Gun Violence?

From Above the Noise. Compared to other wealthy nations around the world, the rate of gun deaths in the U.S. is pretty off the charts. So why isn’t there more government-funded research about the problem, the way there is for other major public health crises? It all comes down to politics. SUBSCRIBE to Above the…