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Personality may play a role in social media addiction

Personality may play a role in social media addiction

Damita Menezes, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under News

If you can’t control your social media use, your personality might be to blame. A recent study conducted by Professor Isaac Vaghefi of Binghamton University and Professor Hamed Qahri-Saremi of DePaul University says that people with certain personality traits are more susceptible to using social media...

Snapchat’s update unrest

Snapchat’s update unrest

Nikki Roberts, Copy Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

When Snapchat launched as an iOS-only app in 2011, it was not the app that users know and love today. Over the past seven years, Snapchat has updated, rebranded and added a multitude of social media features that have altered how users interact with the app and their Snapchat friends. What once began as...

Online overload: Too much screen and social media time may call for a detox

Online overload: Too much screen and social media time may call for a detox

Lily Rose

May 17, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Some quiver at the thought of spending an entire hour without checking social media or using your phone to send calls and texts. No snaps would be sent, Instagram pictures would go “unliked” and tweets would never be retweeted. Your phone would not ping with various notifications and your mom would not be able to call and question you about your grades and those...

Ignorance or apathy in the age of social media?

Maia Moore

May 5, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Have you ever taken your headphones off on the train and listened to the ramblings of everyone around you? Most likely, you heard about a bad date, what happened in a meeting or what was for dinner that night. Yet, how often do you hear your peers discussing what’s happening in world? It seems that...

#DePaulBound: Branding, social media play major role in deciding on DePaul

#DePaulBound: Branding, social media play major role in deciding on DePaul

Emily Clement

May 3, 2015


Filed under Campus News, News

Decision time is now for many prospective DePaul students. While choosing a college is a big decision for a high school senior, there is a lot of work that goes into getting a student to be #depaulbound. Read More »...

Social media sites become more socially conscious

Andrew Nunez

March 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Several social media platforms have recently taken more steps in becoming socially aware. Facebook has taken the well-being of users into further consideration with a feature that allows users who express suicidal thoughts to easily get the assistance they need. Read More »...

The Ups and #Facebookdown

The Ups and #Facebookdown

Megan Deppen

January 28, 2015


Filed under News

Social media may have shut down, but for some students, productivity went up. The hashtag #Facebookdown flooded Twitter feeds Monday night when Facebook and Instagram suffered its biggest outage since 2010. Read More »...

Trolling and talking smack on Yik Yak

Trolling and talking smack on Yik Yak

Ally Zacek

September 28, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle

Our parents always warned us to ‘never talk to strangers’, but they never warned us about something like this. The latest craze in social media is an app called Yik Yak which functions much like an anonymous Twitter. Instead of tweets, users can send out ‘Yaks’ to those in their area. Originally ...

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