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Welcome to the 2016 Hunger Games

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If you watch the news at all (which I sincerely hope you do), I think you will have noticed all the craziness going on. Election year is always insane. Since the debut of the social media monster, it has become even more unpredictable than usual. For decades, the media has been the main source of our news, whether through the newspaper, television, or radio. It is only in recent years that our society and the world has seen this sudden shift to "new media," AKA our smartphones. Although there are countless media sources because of writers, reporters, and those not working for a major news network and who work for smaller outlets, that doesn't mean that the mainstream have lost their hold on our culture. The year before graduation, I took a class titled Media Bias. To be honest, I knew there was bias in the media but had never labeled it as such. I grew up listening to remarks from my parents about higher taxes, more government control, and Bill Clinton's White Hous…