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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...

The Evolution of YouTube

The Evolution of YouTube

How YouTube has changed in recent years and the controversies that have helped shape it
Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer May 6, 2019

  With the release of PewDiePie’s (Felix Kjellberg’s) video “Ending the Subscribe to PewDiePie Meme” on April 28, he signaled the end of not only the battle for the most subscribed YouTuber,...

YouTube star Erik the Electric in one of his many mukbang videos featuring popular American fast food items.

Unpacking the explosive rise of mukbang

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer April 29, 2019

In a 43-minute-long video with almost 400,000  views on YouTube, Stephanie Soo sits atop her kitchen stool and devours over 100 spicy dumplings with sprinkles of impassioned commentary—“So hot, so...

Satisfaction has gone viral

Satisfaction has gone viral

Before the internet age, students would de-stress by reading a book or watching television, but the best de-stresser is right at their fingertips as oddly satisfying videos
Luc Fougere, Contributing Writer March 4, 2019

Whether it’s a squish, pop or crunch, we have all seen those oddly satisfying videos on social media at some point. Whatever your ASMR preference, there is probably an Instagram or YouTube page dedicated...

Esports continues making waves globally

Esports continues making waves globally

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. News Editor October 22, 2018

10 years ago, making a living from playing video games was nearly impossible even for hardcore gamers. Video games were meant for having fun and having something to do after work or school. However,...

Courier 12: Screenwriting conference sees biggest year yet

Courier 12: Screenwriting conference sees biggest year yet

Michael Brzezinski, Contributing Writer October 1, 2018

Saturday saw what director and DePaul professor Wendy Roderweiss has described as “the biggest and most challenging event in the CDM.” That event was Courier 12, a five-panel conference tailored specifically...

The top YouTube channels for new summer music

Maddy Crozier July 18, 2016

Summer doesn’t make too many demands, but summer and new music go hand in hand. Something about the season begs us to find new favorite songs. YouTube can be one of the best sources for finding summer...

Sex education activist Laci Green hosts her series Sex+ on YouTube. (Creative Commons)

YouTube star Laci Green discusses rape culture at DePaul

Luisa Fuentes April 23, 2015

As a part of Sexual Awareness Month, the DePaul Activities Board brought sex educator speaker and feminism advocate Laci Green On April 20, in a packed room in the Student Center on the Lincoln...

DePaul alum Iliana Raykovski of That Gibson Girl.

Majoring in viral videos: DePaul students and alum big on YouTube

Alyssa Girdwain November 9, 2014

The world of YouTube runs deeper than minute-long cute cat videos. Call it a cultish, virtual Hollywood, but DePaul students and graduates are using the platform to create quality content, build audiences,...

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