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Toxic South Asian beauty standards and social media

Toxic South Asian beauty standards and social media

Shivani Selladurai, Opinion Columnist April 28, 2022

There has been upheaval within the South Asian community about social media personalities who are being recognized for the decolonization of South Asian beauty standards. One influencer comes to mind....

How to post ethically as a social media journalist

How to post ethically as a social media journalist

March 3, 2022

A Pew Research Center study published in January 2021 reported 53% of U.S. adults get their news from social media. As a result, an interesting phenomenon has occurred in which individual social media...

Face filters, plastic surgery and social media

Face filters, plastic surgery and social media

Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist September 9, 2021

To be honest, I thought that the pandemic situation would have improved by now, but sadly I must admit that, like during quarantine, I still spend an embarrassing amount of time staring at myself in the...

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Morning/night routine for unplugging

Yukiko Yamazaki November 4, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoyleOne of the things I miss most about living on campus is spending most of my time in proximity to others. Having a roommate and suitemates, the ritual of getting ready in the...

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The Trinity Way sparks campus dialogue on discrimination

Rachel Poovathoor September 10, 2020

Illustration by Gabrielle Rodriguez On July 5, The Trinity Way shared their first post across social media platforms, in which they expressed their mission to "discuss the ways in which the Trinity...

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Guest column: Danny Anderson Response to The Trinity Way

Danny Anderson September 10, 2020

illustration by Gracen Hoyle Early summer seems a distant memory, clouded by anxieties produced by the arrival of COVID-19 to our community. Almost immediately, another diseased system demanded our...

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The toll of a pandemic on mental health, self–image

Dana Nichols September 10, 2020

There's so much to be anxious about right now. As someone with chronic anxiety, yes, that's always my opinion, but for many of us there really is more to be anxious about than ever before: our classes,...

The dos and donts of social media activism

The dos and don’ts of social media activism

Logan Crews February 13, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutStop! I know you think it’s really important for you to reshare that post because it’s supposed to plant a tree or donate a dollar to Australia or something, but...

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Are Instagram models actually feminists?

Victoria Stringer February 6, 2020

Illustration by Ren RaderIf you open Instagram and go to the search page, you probably don’t have to scroll very far before you see a picture of an “influencer” in a bikini. Maybe she’s...

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World War III memes should send the right message

Benjamin Gonzalez January 23, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutIn the wake of the assassination of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, young social media contributors flooded Twitter, TikTok and other sites with memes and jokes about World...

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1869 Challenge spurs controversy

Lindsay Morgan September 28, 2019

Photo by Oliver Chapin-Eiserloh. The 1869 Challenge has sparked marketing scandals over problematic posts from Dining Services and the Athletics Department that elicited backlash from students. The 1869...

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History with a Tweet

Thomas Harvell-Degolier April 4, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysHistorians are an active community on twitter and even have their own self-applied appellation, #twitterstorians. Academic historians also share information while engaging...

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