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Casey Mendoza

Culture Reporter

Casey is an enthusiastic admirer of all things journalism-related. Before joining Newsy, she worked as a photojournalist, videographer and sometimes writer for small local newspapers and radio stations. She is recovering from a liberal arts education, but her friends say she "at least comes across as normal now." When she's not working, you can find her tweeting about journalism, politics, television and food.

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Whole Foods reusable bags.
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Plastic: America's Indispensable Cultural Icon

James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty"
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Political Tell-Alls Are Really Popular Now, But Are They Impactful?

Police officer in Netflix original "Amo."
Netflix / "Amo"Entertainment

Netflix's First Series From The Philippines Is Pretty Gruesome

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings speaks.
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Netflix's Aggressive Content Strategy Is Working — At Least For Now

Photographers surround Mark Zuckerberg
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From Plucky To Embattled: Mark Zuckerberg's Public Image Is Evolving

Mother hushes daughter.
Paramount Pictures / "A Quiet Place"Entertainment

For 'Get Out' And 'A Quiet Place,' Silence Is Cinematic Gold

"Chappaquiddick" film poster
Entertainment Studios / "Chappaquiddick"Politics

'Chappaquiddick' Portrays One Of The Kennedy Family's Darkest Scandals

The Conner family of "Roseanne"
ABC / "Roseanne"Entertainment

Telling More Than Just Jokes: How Sitcoms Tackle Politics And Trump

"Ready Player One" character enters virtual world.
Warner Bros. Pictures / "Ready Player One"Entertainment

The Effects Strike Back: What 'Ready Player One' Owes To 'Star Wars'

Dan Schneider receives award.
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Nickelodeon Is Ending Its Decadeslong Relationship With Dan Schneider

Film screening for "The Meyerowitz Stories"
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Should Netflix Originals Be Up For Major Film Awards? Many Disagree

"13 Reasons Why" poster
Netflix / "13 Reasons Why"Entertainment

Many Say '13 Reasons Why' Is Dangerous; Netflix Wants To Change That

Students protest outside White House.
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Student-Led Protests Are Ingrained In American History

"Love, Simon" film poster.
20th Century Fox / "Love, Simon"Entertainment

'Love, Simon' Is A First For LGBTQ Film, But Is It Revolutionary?

Obamas attend Hanukkah reception.
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The Modern Presidential Legacy: Social Media, Podcasts And Netflix

School resource officer stands near buses.
U.S. Marine CorpsU.S.

School Safety Goes Beyond Arming Teachers With Lethal Weapons

Broken heart over "The Notebook" poster.
New Line Cinema / "The Notebook", EmojiOneEntertainment

Most Women Don't Seem To Be In Love With Romance Flicks — Here's Why

Rex Tillerson leaves Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
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Rex Tillerson Is Out As Secretary Of State

Cameras on "Jessica Jones" set.
Netflix / "Jessica Jones"Entertainment

'Jessica Jones' Shows Us That Super Heroines Can Be Flawed, Too

Emojis on Macbook keyboard.
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This Dictionary Now Has An Official Definition For The Eggplant Emoji

Video game displays.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Why Do Public Figures Keep Linking Video Games And Real-Life Violence?

Celebrities attend Golden Globes
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The Question 'Who Are You Wearing?' Seems To Be Falling Out Of Vogue

Neo-Nazis partipate in KKK demonstration
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The Southern Poverty Law Center Says White Supremacy Rose In 2017

Donald Trump speaks at 2017 CPAC
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Trump's First CPAC Speech Set The Tone For His Rise In Politics

Donald Trump holds a "Make America Great Again" hat
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President Trump's MAGA Hats Are A Bigger Deal Than You May Think

Graphic of Facebook users.

Social Media Is Important For Politicians, But How Well Does It Work?

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki gives keynote address.
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YouTube Says It Wants To Be 'Consistent' — It's Been Anything But That

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir skating.
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Olympic Ice Skaters Are Performing To Music You'll Actually Recognize

Microphones surround Weinstein accuser.
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Some Women Become 'Collateral Damage' In The #MeToo Movement

Models walk the runway.
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The Me Too Movement Is Taking Center Stage At New York Fashion Week