Your 2 Cents

A chance for you to give your opinion on popular topics

This is a column where questions will be asked about some controversial hot topics or just seemingly benign issues. All are invited to RESPECTFULLY debate each other while giving their opinion on the questions presented.
April 19, 2015

Art or Vandalism?
May 11, 2015 7:52 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
A graffiti artist recently used a drone to paint on a large, elevated advertising billboard here in NYC. Feeling proud of his work, Katsu, the graffiti artist, gave an interview about it.
"In an interview with Motherboard last year, he told us why decided to hook a spray can together with a DJI Phantom drone as a way to blend technology and artistic creation.
“I really want to look into the way that a person and a drone could connect,” he said. “I thought, ‘I could go out into the city and spray paint using a drone wherever I wanted to, in basically unreachable spots and in unusable areas.’” buying it? Or is this just vandalism? What are your thoughts on graffiti in general?

Can You Feel My Pain?
April 19, 2015 2:09 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Have you heard of the Celebrity SNAP Challenge? Basically, one celebrity dares another celeb to, for a period of one week, live off of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) budget for one person. The stated cause is to bring attention the difficulties faced by poor families and individuals affording healthy, fresh food options while limited to a SNAP budget. Many have praised the celebs for their attempts to highlight the struggle of the low income persons among us. Others have denounced the stars, claiming that they are engaging in "poverty tourism." What's your knee-jerk reaction to this? Do you give the celebs cheers or jeers? Why?
Now read this quick article about one celeb's experience with the SNAP challenge.
Now that you've read it, are you inclined to change your answers to the questions above? Or did you find that the article strengthened your original position? Do you think that celebrities have some sort of moral duty to use their stardom to benefit the less fortunate?

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