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What college life is like without a social media presence

by Patrick Doyle, Contributor

September 4, 2019

Major social media platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit, along with many others, are avidly used among a large percentage of Americans born in the last few decades. Before entering college, I was ...

Opinion: The problems with ‘finstas’

by Sofia Bert, Senior Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

Now I know most people say that social media and other forms of online fake living are bad, but I'm bringing you a whole new level of bad social media trends: the finsta. For those of you who do not know what a finsta/sinsta/whateveryo...

Trendy photo-ops distract from genuine experiences

by Emily Alvarenga, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2017

San Diego is home to tons of unique restaurants, bars, coffee shops and murals — places that make for great Instagram pictures. Many have been labeled as “trendy” spots to Instagram in various magazines and blogs. Take a...

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

by Hanna Moon, Contributor

April 6, 2016

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...

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

by Lehi Naseem, Contributor

February 10, 2016

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...

#What’s Trending: Instagram, North Korea, Coachella

by David Hernandez

April 15, 2012

Trending Topic: Instagram It was exclusive to iPhone users. Then, last week, Android began taking advantage of Instagram as the app became available for them. Now, even more people will be able to make use of Instagram, which currently al...