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Don’t self-diagnose mental disorders

William Rein // March 27, 2016

Possibly the result of the growing autonomy of youth or the accessibility of specialist information, self-diagnosing is on the rise. Upward of 30 percent of Americans have used the Internet to reach a...

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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...

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Modern culture romanticizes prescription pills

Katelyn Martin // November 17, 2015

Prescription pills are over-romanticized in modern culture through popular music and social media platforms such as Tumblr and Instagram.There are photos of handfuls of pills and glitter and poems about...

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Never forgive, but do forget

William Rein // April 2, 2015

I never forgive (but do forget). President Kennedy once said “forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” That’s entirely sensible — never forget who wronged you so you can avoid...

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Taking a break from social media

Daisy Dardon // February 19, 2015

Last week I tried to stay away from all social media. I deactivated my Facebook, uninstalled my Twitter app and even stayed off of Tumblr. Let’s just say it was a very long week. It started out...

The price of cool in social media

Matt Murphy // May 12, 2014

The world has always been obsessed with mass communication. The more people who know about something, the better. In a time since passed, there was a necessity for this mothered invention. The printing...

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