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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 YouTubers and TikTok stars. Technology, more specifically the Internet, has made it extremely easy for...

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. The year before it was recorded at 80 percent of the population. This is not a significant drop. The amount of users may go up and down, but ...

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 have input on how to live your life. The most recent example of this came with Khloe Kardashian and T...

How to Use Social Media More Effectively

How to Use Social Media More Effectively

Sabrina Chang, Contributing Writer

December 15, 2017

According to, 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. That means that more likely than not, everyone you meet is on social media whether it be Facebook, T...

Social Media: A New Way To Communicate

Social Media: A New Way To Communicate

Alessia Bicknese, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2017

Want to know what catches the millennial’s eye? Follows, likes, and retweets. The newest iPhone glued to perfectly manicured hands, a 17-year-old posing on Instagram in risqué ensembles, and filters that seamlessly accentuate flirty eyes and puckered lips. These are the traits of a flawless monster: th...

No One Cares About Your Facebook Status

Kaitlin Mahar

October 28, 2015

Our society is based on updating useless information about our lives, like what we ate for lunch and where we shopped. But, nobody cares about that. It’s all infinitely pointless minutiae. When you go to a concert, how many people do you see taking photos and videos on their iPhones, when they could...

I Found a (So-Called) Cockroach in My Room & Tweeted About It

Elissa Sanci

September 2, 2015

How Social Media is the Key to the Future The other night, my roommates and I found (what we thought) was a cockroach in our room. It was like any other night; we had been hanging out in the living room—eating, watching Netflix and pretending to do our homework—debating on whether or not to make t...

What is the point of Yik Yak?

Samantha Higgins

December 10, 2014

Over the last few months the mobile app Yik Yak has been gaining a lot of popularity. Because of this, a few weeks ago, I decided to download it and see what all the hype was. However, I have been left with the same confusion and misunderstanding I had beforehand, so I still ask—what exactly is the...

The five people you meet in (social media) Hell

Kaitlin Mahar

November 19, 2014

Everybody's familiar with that slight twinge of dread when they open up Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., and see an update from the one person they don't want to see. You can't unfollow them, because they really are a nice person, or because they're your co-worker, or because blocking your mother...

Social Media-Induced Heart Attacks We’re All Guilty of Having

Kaitlin Mahar

October 29, 2014

We all are well aware of the privileges of social media: connecting with friends, keeping up with class work, creating and going to events, etc. However, as Voltaire (yes, Voltaire, not Uncle Ben - there goes another loss for Spider Man) once said, with “great power comes great responsibility,” and,...

Don’t let social media ruin college

Caitlin Duncan

September 10, 2014

Set the scene: it’s Friday night. Your roommates and suitemates are all out. You’re alone, sitting on your bed with a big bag of chips, binge-watching Netflix. Between episodes of Orange is the New Black, you check Instagram. You see a picture of your roommate with a big group of people who look...

One week without Instagram

Elissa Sanci

September 10, 2014

I spend so much time flipping between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; I scroll through my feeds and once I get to a place where pictures or statuses or tweets begin to look familiar again, I refresh the page, hoping to find something new. It’s an addictive and slightly destructive habit. I waste my time, phone battery, ...

Recapping and Looking Forward

Matt DiGiovanni

April 11, 2012

It’s funny sometimes how things work out. In the March 28 issue of The Charger Bulletin, I wrote an editorial discussing the misuse of social media that pops up here and there when things happen on campus (e.g. the housing situation). Everyone has to know by now, but a GI virus spread like wildfir...

Social Media Misuse

Matt DiGiovanni

March 28, 2012

At the end of last week, it was brought to my attention that an anonymous message had been sent out on Facebook to a potential member of the class of 2016 including the following excerpts: "1. Your junior and senior year, you will not get university housing. You will be expected to find an apartment...

Be Conscious of Your Postings

Joann Wolwowicz

September 28, 2011

Social media is an enormous part of our lives. Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+ have become integrated into students’ lives. People sign onto their computers, and the first thing they do is check Facebook or post a tweet as to where on campus they are currently sitting. Facebook is a place to post ...

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