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Social media leads to mental health issues, too much information

Social media leads to mental health issues, too much information

Nicte Hernandez

April 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

For a lot of us, social media is part of our everyday lives. Whether we are waking up to direct messages, snaps or if we use Twitter or Facebook as a way to get our news. Social media is prevalent in everyday activities, despite studies showing that excessive social media use can lead to social isolation, depression and is addictive.Even though social media does connect us with the global c...

Social media poses a danger for the heavy user

Social media poses a danger for the heavy user

Grayson Boyer

September 3, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Comic Strip, Editorial Illustrations, Editorials, Opinion

Social media is now as much a part of our cultural fabric as anything else. At the time of its creation, we didn't know what this new technology would do to our culture, our relationships or our brains. While there are benefits to social media, it has some malicious effects on our lives, both discussed...

Education is becoming secondary

Education is becoming secondary

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

February 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our generation is fixated on posting our entire lives, except when it comes to actual things that matter, like learning. Snapchat stories of every meal and complaining about 8 a.m. classes every other morning are usually the topics that consume people's lives while in college. Rather than appreciati...

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...

7 facts you didn’t know about Snapchat

7 facts you didn’t know about Snapchat

Romeo Espinal

April 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

Snapchat is no doubt one of the most popular apps. This widely popular social media platform allows users to send pictures to people by simply the touch of a button. Snapchat has become popular among teenagers and reaches more than 100 million people across the world. Check out the video below...

Put down Snapchat, live your life

Put down Snapchat, live your life

Alex Horne

March 24, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There seems to be a trend in deleting social media accounts, at least temporarily. Despite this, the one that doesn’t seem to be ousted is Snapchat. Even those who claim to wipe their phones and minds clean of all social media distractions can't seem to part with this app. Snapchat was likely an...

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...

Live story doubles as marketing hub

Live story doubles as marketing hub

Cheyanne Burens

September 19, 2015


Filed under News

Students have yet another social media platform they can use to share every aspect of their lives while also navigating the lives of their peers. Snapchat’s college-centric “Our Campus Story” feature arrived to Chico State just weeks ago and it has already made its mark on the campus.The...

Snapchat location filter features a red Solo Cup for Chico State

Snapchat location filter features a red Solo Cup for Chico State

Katherine Feaster

April 29, 2015


Filed under Community, News

The social media app Snapchat released a controversial filter representing Chico State that was pulled from the app after only a week of use. Geotags are used as location tags that appear in different places all over the world and Chico has two. According to its website, Snapchat users now have the power to create ...

Nude photos are best left untaken

Nude photos are best left untaken

Veronica De La Cruz

November 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A person takes a picture, it gets sent out, then disappears within a matter of 10 seconds. Throw in a long list of privacy features, and it's no wonder college students rely on apps like Snapchat to sext. It's the perfect app for sending nude photos without them getting into the wrong person's hands....

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