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Sanders loses popularity on social media

Sanders loses popularity on social media

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whether you watched the Democratic debate held in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday night or not, simply scrolling on any social media outlet would have informed you of the now infamous racial comment Bernie Sanders made during the debate. His comment received an intense amount of backlash on Twitter, Facebook, ...

Professionalism comes at a steep price

Matt Murphy

October 24, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I'm a sellout. At least, that's what it feels like. I have a professional Twitter account where I tweet about relevant newsworthy topics and retweet exciting tidbits about journalism and other tedious things.I have a Wordpress blog supposedly devoted to all things "Professional Matt", albeit I don't use i...

Dating hashtags are annoying, hollow

Veronica De La Cruz

August 27, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Hilarious memes and hashtags are constantly changing trends in the social media world. While I usually enjoy most of these amusing trends, I'd be lying if I said that I was a fan of the latest Man Crush Monday and Woman Crush Wednesday hashtags. The way it works is that every Monday women will post a pictur...

Serving up social change via social networking sites

Valerie Teegardin

May 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you've taken the concept of dead week quite literally, than you've probably noticed your Twitter stream clogging up with pleas to #BringBackOurGirls.Despite the good intentions of this campaign, Twitter hashtags won't bring back the 230 Nigerian girls who were abducted. What hashtags can do, h...

The price of cool in social media

Matt Murphy

May 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 press, the telephone and the internet are all forms of mass communication one could argue we cannot live...

Trending tweets make farce of feminism

Valerie Teegardin

April 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

To find misogyny, sexism and the occasional degrading meme all in one spot, look no further than the trending Twitter community, MenistTwitter. A male spinoff of the term "feminist," the concept of using social media as a platform for advocating men's rights had the potential to give men a voice that ma...

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