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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...

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...

Getting real about Islam

Getting real about Islam

Roberto Fonseca

March 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's the same story every time there is a terrorist attack: a hashtag goes out in solidarity with the victims, people change their profile pictures on Facebook or Twitter to the flag of the victimized country. And then refuse to talk about the real problem at hand. Islam. Khalid Masood, 52, was the...

Twitter is the new political weapon of choice

Twitter is the new political weapon of choice

Rachel Reyes

February 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Social media seems to have become the preeminent medium shaping political agendas across the nation today. These messages are being rapidly exchanged 140 characters at a time. The ability for one single tweet to influence open-ended political discussions and drive media coverage has become substantial. Times...

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...

White isn’t always right

White isn’t always right

Brittany Mcclintock

May 18, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

First thing I want to say is if you’re white and sensitive, hit that back button. This is not an article you'll want to read. Now with that being said, I’m going to be talking about how I dislike the fact that I’m white and how white people irritate me in general. Before I get into more of the...

Microsoft under fire for its Hitler-promoting, nymphomaniac robot

Microsoft under fire for its Hitler-promoting, nymphomaniac robot

Amelia Storm

March 24, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Microsoft has removed its first artificial intelligence chat bot, Tay, from twitter after the program began to publish racist and sex-promoting tweets. The Artificial Intelligence unit was created by Microsoft's Technology and Research and Bing teams, “to experiment with and conduct research on co...

Music spreads across multiple platforms

Music spreads across multiple platforms

Sam Rios

March 10, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We all know Kanye West. Whether you know him simply as “that asshole” or you know him for his music, you have an idea of who he is. I know him as both, and honestly I’m a really big fan. That’s why I was so pissed about his latest album. It’s not the content of his album that...

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...

I love the ’90s

I love the ’90s

Brittany Mcclintock

February 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Being a ‘90s baby, I’ve always been a little biased of my decade. I believe the 1990s was the greatest decade to live in and most of my friends agree. Why? Because they’re also ‘90s babies. But it’s not just my circle of friends that agree with me that the ‘90s were the greatest years...

Taking a break from social media

Taking a break from social media

Daisy Dardon

February 19, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 okay, I got that new me kind of feeling you get on new years. I had the mentality that now, with no soc...

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