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Social media algorithm designed to be toxic

Carrington Power, Reporter // February 17, 2022

Social media portrays a false sense of reality that detriments the mental health of heavy users. It has a record-breaking influence on the world, and is glamorized by users and influencers but has negative...

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Twitter’s New Rival: Parler, a Social Media Platform Conservatives are Flocking to

Jack Lewis, Opinion Columnist // November 13, 2020

With Twitter now fact-checking tweets from prominent politicians and others with large followings, many conservatives are making the switch to Parler, a new social media platform that touts itself as...

(Left to right) Alexander Stolp and Cody Peterson. Both participated in the final debate. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

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...

‘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...

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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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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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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