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Social media: You really don’t need it that bad

by Hanna Moon, Contributor

April 6, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As I have in the past years, I decided to set a goal for myself at the start of a new year. This year, my resolution was something that’s been on my mind for several years —something I’ve always wanted to eliminate fr...

Now entering the Twilight Zone of Facebook

by Christine Whitman, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

Filed under Arts & Lifestyle, The Back Page

It was a normal Wednesday night. I’m sitting in the living room with my roommate, stressing over the horror that is public relations, when I hear a booming sound escape from inside my other roommate’s bedroom. Just for reference, ...

Snapchat’s unexpected success: Why do we love it so much?

by Lehi Naseem, Contributor

February 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Five...four...three...two...one. Poof. That image of your best friend rolling her eyes in her Comm 103 lecture has disappeared. You laughed instead of clicking “like.” And you responded with a blurry, unfiltered, half-fac...

Changing your Facebook profile picture does absolutely nothing for Paris

by Jimmy Janszen, Staff Columnist

November 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The tragedy that took place in Paris has overtaken social media. Some point out flaws with media focusing on a European massacre as opposed to a massacre in a less developed area, while others post about their support for the...

A dislike button would enable more cyberbullying

by Marissa Ochoa, Staff Columnist

October 5, 2015

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Nothing can boost an ego more than getting dozens of likes on a social media post. It’s a high this generation can’t get enough of. Conversely, not getting enough can have the opposite effects. Now, imagine receiving dozens...

More caution needed against cyber stalking

by Stacey Oparnica

January 29, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Attention, Facebookers: It’s not always necessary to let the world know what you’re doing. I would rather not know you’re updating your status from the toilet and you regret slathering so much hot sauce on your California bur...