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Facebook doesn’t mean fact

Facebook doesn’t mean fact

Nicole Henson

January 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The public has taken it upon themselves to create a news source out of none other than their own opinions, and it’s spreading like wildfire because of social media.Facebook stories that say climate change is a trick pulled on us by the Chinese may sound like an obvious hoax to most. Still, when it comes to politics ...

Screen junkies killing time

Screen junkies killing time

Kyra Stemplinger

January 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Free time in the modern age is nothing but an interruption in our phone time. Enjoying anything without texting, tweeting or snapping is a rarity these days, and I’ve been guilty of this crime myself.The four most common phone time wasters all present the same message to keep people connected and infor...

Social media more powerful than you think

Social media more powerful than you think

Sam Rios

March 3, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

Damn Daniel. Listen intently and you may hear these words spoken in the distance. Maybe yelled, maybe whispered. Either way, this phrase heard ‘round the web is a reference to the series of Snapchat videos that’s releasing its rage onto the internet. The short clips were composed into one vide...

Love is color blind

Love is color blind

Brittany Mcclintock

February 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve dated my fair share of boys. However, I’ve maybe only dated one guy that was the same ethnicity as me. My friends always joke that I only date black guys, which isn’t necessarily true, but close enough. I do find myself in interracial relationships rather often. People tend to...

I love the ’90s

I love the ’90s

Brittany Mcclintock

February 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Being a ‘90s baby, I’ve always been a little biased of my decade. I believe the 1990s was the greatest decade to live in and most of my friends agree. Why? Because they’re also ‘90s babies. But it’s not just my circle of friends that agree with me that the ‘90s were the greatest years...

Modern culture romanticizes prescription pills

Modern culture romanticizes prescription pills

Katelyn Martin

November 17, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Prescription pills are over-romanticized in modern culture through popular music and social media platforms such as Tumblr and Instagram.There are photos of handfuls of pills and glitter and poems about the use of drugs that grace Tumblr dashboards with the words “beautiful” and “tragi...

Dating hashtags are annoying, hollow

Veronica De La Cruz

August 27, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Hilarious memes and hashtags are constantly changing trends in the social media world. While I usually enjoy most of these amusing trends, I'd be lying if I said that I was a fan of the latest Man Crush Monday and Woman Crush Wednesday hashtags. The way it works is that every Monday women will post a pictur...

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