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OPINION: Cancel culture is more than mob mentality

OPINION: Cancel culture is more than mob mentality

Lucas Madlangbayan, Contributing Writer May 31, 2021

What do Seth Rogen, Rick Santorum and J.K Rowling have in common? They, and many other public figures from celebrities to senators, have spoken about “cancel culture.”  Merriam-Webster defines...

Students attempt to lower screen time after pandemic caused increased phone use

Students attempt to lower screen time after pandemic caused increased phone use

Jessica Rish, Social Media Editor March 14, 2021

My days last March looked nearly the same every day — wake up just in time to log onto a Zoom call, then spend the rest of the day rotating through different social media apps, googling Covid-19 symptoms...

Olivia Rodrigo, a 17-year-old musician and actress, has taken over TikTok and the top charts with her record breaking single Drivers License.

How a driver’s license proved TikTok’s influence over the music industry

Success of Olivia Rodrigo’s new single proves ‘The TikTok Effect.’
Samantha Albert, Contributing Writer January 31, 2021

The first stage of quarantine is remembered as the time we all were home on TikTok, attempting a few viral dances and laughing at the platform’s content, helping it to grow even larger than it already...

Social medias journey through 2020

Social media’s journey through 2020

Chinyere Ibeh, Focus Editor January 11, 2021

Throughout the year 2020, social media faced various challenges and changes. Despite the good intentions behind these changes, many social media platforms were scrutinized by their users. Along with the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, steps from his car as he arrives to board a plane at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, en route to Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Misinformation regarding COVID, the election plagues social media

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor December 1, 2020

Misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic, election results and prominent figures impact how the average social media user understands these prevalent issues.  False headlines continue to plague social...

How to beat doomscrolling

How to beat doomscrolling

Charlie Carey, Contributing Writer October 30, 2020

You just finished your work for the day. You crawl into bed and decide to quickly check your social media apps before going to sleep. You open Twitter, see some terrible news, and need to know more. You...

Latinos usan Tik Tok para expresar su cultura

Latinos usan Tik Tok para expresar su cultura

Miluska Llerena, Staff Writer April 23, 2020

TikTok, la plataforma social para compartir videos de tan solo un minuto ha crecido en popularidad durante la cuarentena. No solo ha atraído la atención de jóvenes alrededor del país, pero también...

PUBLIC, pictured above, wrote a song that went viral on TikTok. “It’s kinda like the track is a bigger presence than the band is, which is something we’re trying to work on now.”

Viral song ‘Make You Mine’ is by PUBLIC — and they want you to know that

Charlie Bevins, Staff Writer February 23, 2020

The Tuesday-night Thalia Hall crowd came together in harmony as Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s-fame led them through the final bar of “Hey There Delilah.” The roaring enthusiasm replaced the disappointed...

DePaul alum Iliana Raykovski of That Gibson Girl.

How YouTubers synthetically bond with viewers

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor February 3, 2020

In the social media age, those who are lonely can scroll through the endless feed of their favorite outlet to find a creator or influencer to keep entertained during their most isolated times. The most...

End of the decade: Instagram defines 2010s social media

End of the decade: Instagram defines 2010s social media

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor December 28, 2019

Light bounces off winter’s first snow outside your window. Your dinner plate’s presentation is that of a “Chopped” champion. An abstract mural catches your eye after a night out with friends. Pause.  The...

End of the decade: the 2010s in memes

Ebony Ellis, Contributing Writer December 28, 2019

The end of the decade is near. One thing that has become apart of our lives on the internet are memes – and they’ve certainly evolved since 2010. According to Complex, the term “meme” was coined...

Instagram to eliminate likes, ‘depressurize’ experience on app

Instagram to eliminate likes, ‘depressurize’ experience on app

Kelly Garcia, Contributing Writer November 18, 2019

Imagine a world where people care less about popularity and more about authenticity. A world where people don’t care about how many likes you get on an Instagram post, but instead they care about the...

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