Reviewing the Effects of “Sentiment” on the American Futures Market

By Michael Mak Sentiment analysis with regards to macroeconomic prediction has been in existence for several decades, in the form of indices released by the St. Louis Federal Reserve (Yao et al. 67; Howrey 175). However, there has been a rising interest in the study of sentiment and its applications towards financial models and the stock market (Baker and…

Examining Sexist Undertones in Language: The Masculine Presence Behind the Oxford Dictionary of English

By Karen Tsui Sexist language “reinforces and perpetuates gender stereotypes and status differences between women and men” (Swim, Mallett and Stangor 117). It is a form of “subtle sexism” (sexism that is overlooked as normative behaviour) that is capable of both changing and reflecting cultural constructs (Parks and Robertson 235). Many scholars, such as kinesiologists Janet…

Analyzing Fans’ Celebrity Obsessions as a Means of Escaping from Reality

By Keng H. (Keni) Ng In the last 10 years, the emergence of the celebutantes has confirmed pop art artist Andy Warhol’s predictions of the increased fluidity of fame (“Paris”; Tyrangiel). “Celebutante” is a portmanteau word originally created by wartime gossip commentator Walter Winchell to describe the famous female socialites in the 1930s, but is…

Re-examining the Effectiveness of Tiger Parenting on Academic Achievement in Children of Asian Descent

By Minh Phuong (Fanny) Vu The “Chinese Tiger Parent” is a widely used stereotype that characterizes Asian parents as “highly controlling, strict and severe almost to the point of abuse” towards their children (Wang; Chua 11-12). According to Scarlett Wang, who cites Diana Baumrind’s “Parenting Typology,” many Chinese Tiger parents are authoritative, with “high levels of involvement”…