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John McCain, and the Failures of the Death Discourse Online

John McCain, and the Failures of the Death Discourse Online

Story By: Tommy Tribble, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

John McCain passed away in his home from complications of brain cancer, the New York Times reported on Thursday, Aug. 24. He was 81. That McCain was a POW, a war hero, and a politician with a reputation for integrity and non partisanship doesn’t really need to be said. That this reputation was largely...

Table Takes #07: #PlaneBae and the Plane Crash of Social Media feat. Paulina

Table Takes #07: #PlaneBae and the Plane Crash of Social Media feat. Paulina

Story By: Tommy Tribble and Ram Reyes

July 9, 2018


Filed under Podcast

This week's episode is equal parts social media autopsy and absolute disaster when Tommy lets Ram pick the topics this week. We're talking the controversy surrounding #planebae and the concept of making a social media moment out of unwilling participants, the dangers of the discourse, the need to...

The Case for Regulating Facebook

The Case for Regulating Facebook

Story By: Editorial Board

April 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials

On April 10 and 11, Mark Zuckerberg stood before a congressional panel and testified on behalf of his company Facebook, the social media giant. The stakes of the hearing were high. What Zuckerberg said here would determine Facebook’s future, and decide just how much or how little the federal government ...

Hashtag Activism – Are You Really Doing Your Part?

Hashtag Activism – Are You Really Doing Your Part?

Story By: Claudia Chavez, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Social Media

Love Wins, Women’s March, Black Lives Matter, Pray For Paris; These are all hashtags I’m sure most of us, if not all, are familiar with. Perhaps we “liked” something affiliated with these hashtags on our social media, or marched among our friends, but are we really doing our part and standi...

Not Every Moment Has to Be Posted on Social Media

Not Every Moment Has to Be Posted on Social Media

Story By: Samantha Domingo, News Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Living in the digital age, it’s almost impossible to avoid social media. For the most part, it works in our favor— information, friends, whatever the internet might be used for— the answer is just a click away. However, many people tend to overshare on social media. Websites and apps such ...

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