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Social media leads to mental health issues, too much information

Nicte Hernandez // April 13, 2018

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...

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Social media poses a danger for the heavy user

Grayson Boyer // September 3, 2017

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...

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Education is becoming secondary

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // February 26, 2017

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...

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Screen junkies killing time

Kyra Stemplinger // January 23, 2017

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...

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7 facts you didn’t know about Snapchat

Romeo Espinal // April 19, 2016

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...

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Put down Snapchat, live your life

Alex Horne // March 24, 2016

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...

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Social media more powerful than you think

Sam Rios // March 3, 2016

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...

From left: Leanne Woods, Associated Students staff member, Vu Nguyen, executive VP of Associated Students and Michael Pratt, officer for Associated Students, watch the Chico State Snapchat story on Tuesday morning. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Live story doubles as marketing hub

Cheyanne Burens // September 19, 2015

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”...

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Snapchat location filter features a red Solo Cup for Chico State

Katherine Feaster // April 29, 2015

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...

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Nude photos are best left untaken

Veronica De La Cruz // November 9, 2014

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...

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