The Charger Bulletin

Riding the Yak: Finding Your Herd Through Social Media

Ashley Winward

May 1, 2015

You’ll find it on pretty much the majority of student’s phones here at UNH; the little blue icon with the cuddly looking yak. YikYak, since its creation two years ago, has been the hot app on college campuses across the nation, allowing users to “yak” a short post with complete anonymity while...

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...

Spreading positivity

Caitlin Duncan

October 8, 2014

Since the app “Yik Yak” became the hottest app on campus, a cloud of negativity has been hovering over UNH. People have been targeting specific people or groups on this anonymous app, and it is really taking a toll on campus. Lately, everyone is so cautious of their every move on campus, in hopes that they don’t end up on Yik Yak. But even if they aren...

Yik Yak makes me want to Yak

Kayla Katt

September 17, 2014

Move over Tinder; Yik Yak is the new number one app people are talking about here at the University of New Haven. Yik Yak, an anonymous gossip app that launched in November 2013. “The app was founded by two Kappa Alpha fraternity brothers, Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll, who graduated in 2013 from Furman University in South Carolina,...

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