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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...

Technology, social media and an anxious public

Technology, social media and an anxious public

Grant Schmieding and Briana Mcdaniel

February 2, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

With the modern world more connected than ever, social media, smart phones and the web are changing the way we interact with the world around us. Subconsciously, everyone creates a sense of self, an idea of how we want to be perceived by the world. Social media and modern connectivity allow us to...

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...

America inching toward Civil War

America inching toward Civil War

Roberto Fonseca and Nicole Henson

February 23, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s been something that should have been in the back of American’s heads since Hillary and President Donald Trump were both nominated as the primary candidates to become the President of the United States. How much closer to a civil war are we?If Bernie Sanders had won the democratic nomination,...

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...

Technical difficulties

Technical difficulties

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

October 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

People can’t seem to put their phones away.A majority of students are always facing downward at a small lit screen. Most conversations take place via text messages or social media nowadays, which is probably the reason why people are growing up without social skills.Social media is the reason wh...

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...

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...

Reality bites, social media soars

Reality bites, social media soars

Elizabeth Ernster

November 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Having to compete in more than one arena has become a tiresome activity. At one point in time, all we had to worry about was how people saw us in real life. Now it has been pushed to virtual reality. We are being forced to stay conscious of the persona we create online.No pictures with red solo cups, short sh...

Millenials founded nation of gratification

Millenials founded nation of gratification

Katelyn Martin

September 28, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the generation of millennials grows older and sets out to find careers, there is a pattern forming. Many young, hip millennials are looking for a fairly different gratification in all areas of their lives.To one degree, this generation, my generation, is looking for fulfillment from technology. We are used ...

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...

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