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Human Discoveries is Facebook’s hidden gem

<em>Human Discoveries</em> is Facebook’s hidden gem

Hallie Lauer | Managing Editor 09/26/19 I need everyone to take a deep breath and just bear with me for a couple hundred words. I have recently discovered a show on, drumroll please … Facebook Watch. It is an animated series called Human Discoveries created specifically for this platform. Human Discoveries is exactly as it […]

Social media has downsides, negative impact on users

Social media has downsides, negative impact on users

10/25/2018 By Lauren Humphreys | Staff Columnist  Social media is the ultimate marker of 21st century social (or perhaps, anti-social) interaction. The ever increasing digital dominance of platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook make face-to-face human interaction a rare daily occurrence. We do not need studies to show us this — anyone who […]

Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

10/04/2018 By Kendra Kneisl | Staff Columnist  Social media is ever-present in our lives. We wake up and send streaks. We go to the bathroom and scour Instagram for likes. We mindlessly refresh Twitter between lulls in the conversation. Within the last decade, connectivity has gone from a somatic to an automatic function. We feel […]

Freedom of the press essential to democratic society

Freedom of the press essential to democratic society

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 04/12/2018 When Bloomberg Law yielded a job listing from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in search of a contractor for a “media monitoring services” project, journalists around the country held their breath. This news, coming in the weeks following the emergence of the propaganda-laden Sinclair Script, sits uneasily in […]

Facebook’s founder Zuck struggles before Congress

Facebook’s founder Zuck struggles before Congress

By Duke Staff 04/12/2018 If you have ever visited the stairwell in between the fifth and sixth floor of Rockwell, you may have passed a large motivational poster featuring Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The quote next to his baby face reads “Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build […]

Facebook comes under fire for selling identities

Facebook comes under fire for selling identities

03/22/2018 By Duke Staff Online privacy may be a new oxymoron. News broke this week about Facebook’s involvement with the far-right Cambridge Analytica data firm that showed the world that social media sites don’t much care about your privacy. A user, to Zuckerberg or any other data analyst, is just some point that can be […]

Ongoing Duquesne Chick-fil-A debate gets national attention

Ongoing Duquesne Chick-fil-A debate gets national attention

“Fox & Friends” report appears to plagiarize March 30 Duke story Brandon Addeo | News Editor Duquesne students’ concerns about a new Chick-fil-A Express on campus have garnered national attention, including coverage by Fox News and The Washington Times, and were also referenced by President Donald Trump’s oldest son on social media. Duquesne University responded […]

Bell’s firing not First Amendment issue

Bell’s firing not First Amendment issue

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  God bless America: The Land of the Free, where 33 percent of this nation has no idea what those freedoms even mean. That’s according to a 2015 survey conducted by the Newseum in Washington D.C. But no need to travel the Beltway; we’ve seen this fact play out right […]

Zuckerberg decision to donate billions not widely lauded

Zuckerberg decision to donate billions not widely lauded

By Duke Staff Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, declared on Tuesday that he would be giving away 99 percent of his shares of the company for charitable purposes. The total, which he says will be donated in segments throughout his life, is estimated at $45 billion. Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, announced this […]

New healthcare plans include fertility procedures

Jill Power | Student Columnist Last week saw news of Apple and Facebook offering to cover the cost of “egg-freezing” under its employee healthcare. Ladies, take note: some corporations are willing to cover a costly fertility procedure so that you can have meter control over your body. Your move, Hobby Lobby. Essentially, both companies will […]

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