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TikTok is ruining our lives

TikTok is ruining our lives

Samuel Weinmann, Politics Editor April 12, 2022

Picture this: you pick up your phone right before going to bed and open up TikTok––the usual routine for many. You start by watching a heartwarming video of someone saving an animal that was abandoned...

Rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, D.C, Jan. 6, 2021.

The perfect storm: COVID-19, social media and political unrest

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

Perspective With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to social media platforms to stay connected and entertained. Online platforms such as Instagram and Twitter have allowed individuals...

Yik Yak attack: A snow storm revival

Isabelle Hajek, Opinions Editor February 8, 2022

Nothing says throwback more than university students age-regressing back to middle school while stuck inside on a snow-day by reviving Yik Yak. Yik Yak is a geolocation-based social media platform with...

Lauren Smith-Fields in a selfie from her Instagram.

Missing white woman syndrome affects women of color

Jenelle Johnson, Contributing Writer February 8, 2022

In Dec. 2021, 23-year-old Lauren Smith-Fields was found dead at her apartment in Bridgeport, Conn. after she reportedly went on a date with a white man, identified as Matthew LaFountain. LaFountain was...

Welcome to Facebooks Metaverse, the worlds next virtual reality platform

Welcome to Facebook’s Metaverse, the world’s next virtual reality platform

Lillian Newton, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

On Oct. 28, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held an online keynote presentation titled “Connection is Evolving and so are we.” In an hour and ten-minute presentation, he laid out the framework...

One of the bra collections that All Time Low had on tour

Sexual misconduct denial brings victim rapport to an All Time Low

Mia Adduci, Contributing Writer November 16, 2021

In recent weeks, voices seeking to speak out against the actions of pop-punk band All Time Low (ATL) have gained increasing traction for attention online. As a result, the band elected to speak out in...

Which is the problem: TikTok or its users?

Which is the problem: TikTok or its users?

Kelly Adkins, Contributing Writer May 4, 2021

Over the course of a year, we have heard too many conspiracies behind TikTok; anything from it being a spying device under China’s reign to Howie Mendel being held captive and hiding secret distress...

TW // April 24th reminds us of a normalized fear

TW // April 24th reminds us of a normalized fear

Isabelle Hajek, Staff Writer April 24, 2021

What were you doing on April 24, National Rape Day? I fear this is a question that my kids will one day ask me. And what makes that notion so profoundly sad is I will be able to give them an answer: I...

E-government and social media: How American politics have been impacted by the internet

Samuel Weinmann, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

There is unlimited information at our fingertips; we are constantly being bombarded with news articles, updates from political officials and misinformation. For better or worse, the fast-changing nature...

How social media bans could change politics

How social media bans could change politics

Barry Lewandowski, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

On Jan. 8, former President Donald J. Trump was banned from Twitter, as the site claimed he directly violated their policy. In the wake of the former president’s ban, the path forward for social media...

TikTok continues its reign as one of the top apps of 2020

TikTok continues its reign as one of the top apps of 2020

Selena Soto, Contributing Writer November 16, 2020

TikTok, the viral video-sharing app, is popular among Generation Z teens, with more than 2.3 billion all-time downloads and 100 million users throughout the U.S., says the Business Insider. Despite...

Achieving Fame, The Rise and Fall of Internet Celebrities

Achieving Fame, The Rise and Fall of Internet Celebrities

Devinh Valentine, Contributing Writer March 11, 2020

In this day and age, the term celebrity is broad. There is a spectrum, ranging from professional celebrities, like recording artists and actors, to the more modern, unconventional celebrity, including...

We Care Too Much About Likes

We Care Too Much About Likes

Mitsouki Garvey-Sanchez, Opinion Editor November 29, 2018

In today’s society, individuals care more about likes on their social media pages, than things that hold more value and substance.   In the United States, 77 percent of the surveyed population uses...

Social Media Creates Monsters Out of People

Social Media Creates Monsters Out of People

Iyana Jones, Staff Writer May 1, 2018

In the era of social media, your personal business becomes everyone’s business. And if you are in the public eye, it’s even worse. It’s your friends, family, and the rest of the world who get to...

How to Use Social Media More Effectively

How to Use Social Media More Effectively

Sabrina Chang, Contributing Writer December 15, 2017

According to statista.com, 81 percent of the United States population has some type of social media profile. Facebook leads the social media world with over 1.94 billion monthly active users as of 2017....

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