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Chico ‘Great Debate’ questions social media

Chico ‘Great Debate’ questions social media

Julian Mendoza

April 17, 2019

This year's Great Debate focused on the concept of engagement in democracy.Two teams debated that question in a modified format of the National Parliamentary Debate style on Friday.The teams were split into affirmative and negative sides of the argument and both sides would bring multiple arguments to the table at T...

Social media and narcissism: an unwitting duo

Social media and narcissism: an unwitting duo

Reed Mccoy

February 12, 2019

The rise of social media is easily one of the most significant changes to have happened in this generation. With all the good, there is also bad. How often have you seen people you know become obsessed with their social media page? By that, I mean it has affected their personality to the point they be...

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’ and single life has never been weirder

Brooke Martin

December 14, 2018

When you think about it, we meet so many new people each and every day. However, only a small percentage of these people end up staying in our lives.Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, family, acquaintances and so on. From the minute we are born we are surrounded by others. The social aspect of our li...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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