Double-check the checkmark

Double-check the checkmark

Logan Crews, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2022

As of Wednesday of this week, any old Twitter user can get a blue verification check for the low cost of $7.99 a month. Well, “low” if you don’t count the cost of disinformation, digital identity...

Elon Musk speaks out about social media and the freedom of speech

Elon Musk speaks out about social media and the freedom of speech

After purchasing 9.2% of Twitter shares, Musk offered the company $43 billion to enact a shareholder rights plan
Ayden Smith, Arts and Entertainment Reporter April 21, 2022

Billionaire businessman Elon Musk now owns a significant piece of social media giant Twitter. On April 1, he secured 9.2% of the company’s stock, officially making Musk the largest shareholder after...

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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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My Chemical Romance resurfaces

Heidi Neighbours November 7, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutThis Halloween, Christmas came early for Killjoys everywhere: the American rock band My Chemical Romance (MCR) announced a “RETURN” on their Twitter, quietly advertising...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

We help fuel the Amazonian fires

Richard Reed August 29, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysWorld attention is focused on the devastating fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest. Seventy-six thousand separate fires have started this year, more than 10,000 in...

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Why we support Egg Boi but not women of color

Natasha Sahu April 3, 2019

The attack on the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand this past week has led many discussions and solidarity on the topic of Islamophobia. On social media, a new Twitter-crowned hero has also risen up...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Are we entitled to entertainment?

Kayla Padilla February 6, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysIt all started at a tennis tournament. I was waiting for my match to begin when one of my teammates asked, “Why don’t you have any social media? You’re...

Avoiding social media wont cure all problems

Avoiding social media won’t cure all problems

Natalia Salas November 2, 2018

This week, I set out to prove people wrong about our generation. I went the whole week without using any social media, including Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the intention of getting...

illustration by Julia Poage, staff illustrator

The ongoing Lil Miquela controversy

Daniel Rothschild April 26, 2018

Lil Miquela is a person — at least, that was the initial controversy. The singer/fashion model garnered widespread viral fame in the last two years due primarily to the possibility that she is, in fact,...

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