social media

How to start a war in 140 characters or less

How to start a war in 140 characters or less

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 9/28/17 Did Donald Trump just start a war via Twitter? According to Ri Yong-ho, North Korea’s foreign minister, the answer is yes. And, of course, calling the leader of a so-called “rogue nation” with nuclear capabilities “Rocket Man” in a formal speech before the UN probably didn’t do much […]

Millennials inspire marketing changes, technological growth

Millennials inspire marketing changes, technological growth

By Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor For over one hundred years, we have been naming our generations. Starting with the lost generation, a term coined in 1914, and continuing all the way to 2017 with generation z, naming generations has transformed from merely an identifier to a way to market things to specific demographics. The […]

Not missing out on experiencing ‘FOMO’

Not missing out on experiencing ‘FOMO’

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  If you’ve ever sat at home alone wondering why everyone else seems to be having so much more fun than you are, you aren’t alone. According to a 2014 study by Eventbrite, nearly 70 percent of millennials aged 18 to 34 experience “FOMO,” or the fear of missing out. […]

Choose to remain silent on social media platforms

Choose to remain silent on social media platforms

By: Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor  My name is Seth Culp-Ressler, and I am a social media lurker. Day after day, I trawl through apps, websites, blogs and all manner of platforms designed to amplify the voices of the masses. Yet without fail, I end my day with the same amount of contribution to the […]

Student-athletes must think before tweeting

Student-athletes must think before tweeting

By Natalie Fiorilli | Student Columnist As college students we are constantly warned about the content we allow on our social media profiles. Typical students continue to soil their profiles with pictures from parties along with considerably offensive posts. In the end, it may turn potential employers away. Collegiate student-athletes, on the other hand, are […]

Nightly social media use can harm mental health

Nightly social media use can harm mental health

By Kailey Love | Student Columnist Social media provides us with so much – a public soapbox on which to stand, a portable news outlet, a place to post pictures of our lunch that would otherwise go unseen by our hundreds of online friends and (according to new studies) our daily dose of sleep deprivation. […]

Yik Yak provides anonymity

Addison Smith | Opinions Editors There’s something about being completely and utterly anonymous that excites people. No one can connect an odd or vulgar statement to you, which is why it seems Yik Yak has risen to the top of the app store and is on everyone’s cellphone. For those of you who live under […]

Brewing thoughts: Openness in our lifetime

Addison Smith | Opinions Editor Last week, a woman sitting across from me on the bus with a messy bun and yoga pants hissed loudly through her phone to a hypothetical boyfriend. Now, I understand that people talk loudly on their cell phones at times, so this obviously wasn’t new to me. What was new […]

Letterman leaves The Late Show, Colbert to take over

By Jillian Power | Student Columnist For those of you who don’t own a computer with a working Internet connection (I’m looking at you, DUQnet), Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as the host of The Late Show once Letterman’s contract expires in 2015. If your first reaction to the news was, “wait, didn’t they […]

Whatever comes to mind: Social media rears its ugly head

Whatever comes to mind: Social media rears its ugly head

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor I love social media. I really do. It takes up a large portion of my life, and I am not going to complain. I can follow celebrities like actress, Anna Kendrick and The New York Times at the same time on Twitter, getting laughs and news from the same […]