By Cherae Hunt |Asst. News Editor| Reality television is anything but reality. I think reality shows have three basic story lines that I see every time I change the channel: competition, puff and fluff, and scripted "reality" television show. "By definition, reality TV is essentially unscripted programming that doesn't employ actors and focuses on footage of real events or situations," according to an article by Winifred Fordham Metz. I think it's the desire we have as an audience to watch how other people live, essentially seeing our life through the eyes of other people. Competition reality shows are the only reality shows that are real, in my opinion, because it doesn't … [Read more...] about “Reality” TV is fake but addicting
By Camillia Dababneh |Staff Writer| While some Coyotes deny engaging in hero worship of the rich and famous, maybe they do. “I don’t think I objectify celebrities but I do not consider them regular people in comparison to myself,” said student Amelia Murillo. “Their lives are more luxurious which makes them different in a way.” Celebrities often have fans aspire to be like them or idolize them. “Society loves the idea of having their own desires and goals visible,” said Lisa Brown, student at Los Angeles Pierce College. Most of the people that invest so much time into celebrity’s activities seem to fantasize about leading a similar life. “People wish to be rich and famous … [Read more...] about Coyotes deny celebrity worship
By Danielle Brooks |Staff Writer| Is there a correlation between the increase of viewing television and the decrease of reading literature? According to a study by Pew Research Center in 2014, the amount of people who haven't read a book is at 23 percent. This proportion has nearly tripled since 1978, when only eight percent of people hadn't read a book. As busy college students, employees, and in some cases, parents, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read a good book, but lack of time isn't the only thing to blame. Erica Levy is attracted to visual entertainment rather than literature. "After a long day of school, I would prefer to watch T.V. My favorite show is … [Read more...] about Changing channels, turning pages; Coyotes’ perspective
by Maria Perry |Staff Writer| Reality television has become a major genre in televised entertainment, a driving force in how we carry ourselves in different social situations and an influence on how we present ourselves as individuals. It can be problematic if people start to become obsessed with a particular show or character, because they may rely too deeply on the advice or values presented by them. I believe we find watching reality television relaxing, because it is a form of escape from our own realities by putting ourselves in the reality of the character(s) from a television show, thus changing our own reality temporarily. Although some of us may not watch as much … [Read more...] about Reality Television: How much is too much?