Zoe Zorka

Zoe has been a staff writer at The Source since January of 2017. She specializes in pop culture, music, tech, politics, women's issues, and more. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @zoeshrugged.

Lesser Victims of the Outrage Culture

Lesser Victims of the Outrage Culture

“Let’s make this bitch go viral.” In 2017, Joy Lane, a Salt Lake City-based comedian, did indeed go viral, but not for her standup routine or an especially riveting comedy club performance. Rather she went viral as “the murderous slut” whose romantic rebuttals triggered Steve Stephens to go on a killing spree in Cleveland. After […]

Cast a Vote, Make a Change: Hip-Hop Artists and Celebrities Promote Voting in a Contentious Election Year

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As this year’s highly contentious midterm elections play an important role in determining the course of politics on state, local, and federal levels, many celebrities are campaigning for their favorite candidates and many are encouraging their fans to also engage in the democratic process by casting their vote- regardless of political party or affiliation. Long […]

A Million Men Motivated: How Some of the Key Speakers from the Million Man March Have Inspired Change Over the Last 23 Years

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In October of 1995, millions of men (predominantly African-American) joined together in Washington D.C. for the Million Man March. While the event featured predominant influencers such as Al Sharpton, Maya Angelou, and more, there were dozens of other speakers and leaders whose names were not as yet well known. Yet despite their relative obscurity during […]

Facebook’s New Camera Announcement is Met With Mixed Reviews

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In recent months, Facebook has been announcing that they want to see more of your face. On the heels of last week‘s new Nearby Friends mapping feature announcement, Facebook revealed that they’re following the leads of other tech giants such as Google and Snapchat and expanding into the hardware market with the announcement of their […]

Is Facebook’s Anticipated Update Friendlier? Or Creepier?

Is Facebook Getting Even Less Friendly? Social Media Giant Shuts Down Friends List Feeds Feature

It knows when you’ve been sleeping, it knows when you’re awake….and now Facebook is going to know where you are- and so are your Facebook friends, all thanks to Facebook’s newly designed “Nearby Friends” feature. While Facebook’s current Nearby Friends feature allows users to share their general location with their friends, most users do not […]

J. Cole and Dreamville Records Step up to Help Hurricane Florence Victims

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The devastation caused by Hurricane Florence is beyond disastrous for people in the southeast part of the country. One area that was hit especially hard was J. Cole’s hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. In response to the devastation, J. Cole and his label Dreamville records have launched a foundation to help raise funds for Fayetteville. […]

Running Backs, Roethlisberger, and Rap: SportLibs Fuses Hip-Hop and Fantasy Football

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While multiple professional football players have tried (to varying degrees of success) to put out Rap and Hip-Hop albums and famous football players have been mentioned in Hip-Hop lyrics, little to no music has been performed about fantasy football players and teams- until now. Meet Roberto Cartagena, of SportLibs, who like many self-proclaimed fantasy football […]

China Makes Significant Censorship Decision on Hip-Hop Culture

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While Justin Bieber might be a worldwide sensation, there’s at least one country where he is no longer welcome: the People’s Republic of China, whose government recently released a shocking set of standards regarding what media is morally fit for public consumption. As part of an overreaching crackdown on “low taste content,” the country has […]

Scoot Over: Is the Reign of the Scooter Nearing its End or Just Beginning?

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Since the beginning of time (or at least since Macklemore rode his faux fur-lined coat to the thrift shop), the scooter has been a fairly popular mode of transportation amongst urban residents. In recent months, many major cities have experienced the growth of scooters overnight (literally, scooters have littered the sidewalks more than trash this […]

Elle Varner, 2018’s Everygirl, Set to Perform at Source360 Concert

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Hip-Hop in 2018 has seen some incredible musical talent. From Beyonce slaying her Coachella performance to SZA rocking the Black Panther soundtrack, and Cardi B setting records left and right, it’s been a strong year for female talent. Yet Elle Varner, one of the most underrated artists of 2018, is surely about to come into […]

From Detroit to London, Aretha Franklin’s Life is Celebrated

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It’s been said that legends never die, but when one passes from this earth, such as the late Aretha Franklin, it’s only fitting that her funeral and memorial events are as bold, bright, and soulful as she was. From pink Cadillacs lining Detroit’s streets to a tribute paid by Buckingham Palace’s Welsh Guard to a […]

The Future of Gaming: Are Hackathons the Future We’ve Been Waiting For?

The Future of Gaming: Are Hackathons the Future We’ve Been Waiting For?

It’s a Friday night in the downtown of a major city. Groups of friends are clustered around screens, clutching their electronic peripherals, frantically trying to outsmart their opponents in a quest to prove dominance. Empty pizza boxes and discarded beer bottles litter the floor as several of the team members open their second (or fifth) […]

Beyond Solar Power: Akon’s ‘Akoin’ Aims to Build Africa’s New Economy

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As globalization and technology continue to provide more opportunities for people throughout the world, a few significant challenges remain- especially in underdeveloped countries with less than stable economies and national currencies. For years, cryptocurrency experts have stressed the importance of building crypto-based economies in countries such as these (many of them in Africa). Now Akon, […]

ABOUT TIME!!! FCC Boots Wack Hatemonger Alex Jones from Airwaves

FCC Boots Alex Jones from Airwaves

As summer begins to wind down, the controversy surrounding Alex Jones continues to simmer as social media and internet outlets ban the outspoken and outlandish host from their platforms. Now he’s getting kicked off not just digital media, but analog as well as the FCC announced that they are giving his Texas FM radio station, […]

Why the Internet was Made for 50 Cent and Tekashi 6ix9ine

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It’s no secret that making it in the music industry is hard as hell and always has been. Not only do you have to be at least somewhat talented, but you have to know the right people, usually get signed to a major record label, sell albums, book tours, collab with the right people, and […]