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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 ...

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, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. Social media is defining this era by allowi...

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 response to Trump’s attack on players who refuse to stand for the nat...

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...

Now entering the Twilight Zone of Facebook

by Christine Whitman, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

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

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

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

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...