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The performative nature of social media activism

The performative nature of social media activism

by Riley Martinez, Contributor // November 18, 2020

This year has been a whirlwind, but if there’s something we all have in common – aside from living in the midst of a pandemic – it’s our mutual...

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Dreamy coffee whips up a social media trend

by Aaliyah Alexander, Staff Writer // April 27, 2020

A new coffee trend has recently made its way into the limelight of people’s feeds throughout social media platforms. Dalgona coffee, known as “creamy...

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User opening up the LinkedIn app.

LinkedIn is just as bad as other social media apps

by Anna Fiorino, Staff Writer // November 6, 2019

We hear it again and again: Social media is dangerous. Our Facebooks and Instagrams are the highlight reels of our lives, and this is supposedly the...

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Malia Redmon (L) and Teagan DeLeon (R) using social media.

Comparing yourself to others on social media leads to unrealistic expectations

by Ellyse Logan, Staff Writer // October 30, 2019

Comparison is the thief of all joy.  This statement may seem cliche, but it holds a lot of power. Often college students compare themselves to their...

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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...

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We should celebrate our bodies

We should celebrate our bodies

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer // August 26, 2019

I hold my stomach when I walk.   Three fingers press tentatively into the supple flesh and hold it firm, as if it were about to run away. I hold my...

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Social media is seriously ruining our relationships

by Cristian Alvarez, Staff Writer // January 30, 2019

As social media grows, it is also beginning to change life as we know it. People are becoming increasingly active on media platforms like Instagram,...

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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...

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Opinion: Like it or not, social media footprints are forever

by Cassidy McCombs, Staff Writer // September 27, 2017

As another news topic blows up social media newsfeeds, so do everyone’s opinions. This weekend the NFL captured America’s attention with their unifying...

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Passive social media responses to Charlottesville inadequate, assertiveness is required

by Mary York, Digital Sports Editor // August 26, 2017

It has been a week and the deluge of social media posts about Charlottesville finally begin to dwindle. Reactions to the violence and bold-faced racism...

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Social media stars dim the issues

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist // April 26, 2017
Pop culture celebrities who are aware of their popularity on social media are monetizing Hollywood’s toxic culture while their young followers are perpetuating the cycle.
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Missing D.C. girls are more than a hashtag

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Columnist // April 19, 2017

Natalee Holloway and Elizabeth Smart were household names growing up. I was young, but I vividly remember my parents pointing to these girls as reasons...

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