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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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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