“Today’s generation didn’t want to watch ancient actors reciting the same tired lines. They wanted to see themselves reflected onscreen – rude, raw, entitled. These kids needed to believe that they themselves were only one daring, controversial act away from being up on that screen themselves.”

– Melissa Jo Peltier, Reality Boulevard

Within the past few years, Reality TV has become a staple in the homes of people not just in America, but around the world. Even some celebrities have given in to the undeniable effect of Reality TV, choosing to have their own lives played out in front of the lens. The term “Reality TV Star” has been coined and is now being uttered on the lips of millions. However one feels about Reality TV, this wave of entertainment seems to be here to stay.

What do you think will be the lasting impact that Reality TV has on the Humanities and how we see ourselves as humans?

  1. Cardiovascular Disease- Can We Fix It?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2014), cardiovascular disease (CVD), otherwise known as heart disease, is the leading cause of death in both men and women. In fact, 1 out of 4 deaths in the United States is caused from CVD even though CVD is largely preventable.

What impact does CVD have on the healthcare system and society? Why is CVD so prevalent when it is largely preventable? Can the issues of CVD even be “fixed” considering all that the healthcare profession has done in the last few decades to prevent CVD?

  1. Overcoming Barriers to Effective Communication

Provide a method to overcome potential barriers to effective communication. These barriers can include: cultural/language barriers, use of technology, or any other issues you believe are barriers.

Be sure to include recent trends and/or issues within the criminal justice field.