10 Oct 2018

Make social media normal again

Kanye West, or should I say Ye West, has proved it all. From musical mogel to fashion designer and now ex-social media icon, the “College Dropout” artist even went back

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04 Apr 2018

Social media ‘brain hacking’

Everything I’ve hated about myself — from my hair, to my body, my accomplishments, my relationships — stemmed from what I’ve seen on social media. It goes without saying that

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04 Oct 2017

Young activist gives voice to the voiceless through social media

Despite the heavy emotional toll, 21-year-old Chicana activist and poet Christabel Ramirez continues to navigate through the volatile political climate and her struggle of being the voice for the voiceless.

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10 May 2016

Facebook’s bias damages news credibility

A report released Monday morning by Gizmodo caused an uproar among GOP supporters after a former Facebook employee revealed the company’s influential “trending topics” section may have a hidden agenda.

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29 Mar 2016

Tinder should swipe left on creating deep connections

Tinder, as infamous as it is, has become the cultural norm as far as dating goes among the under-30 set. Meeting a potential date or hookup on the app has

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29 Mar 2016

Instagram update misses the point

I shared my first photo on Instagram in January 2011, three short months after the app launched on iOS. It’s an awkward, duck-faced selfie snapped in the car and horrendously

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03 Feb 2016

Social media used as perpetual ego boost

[media-credit name=”Kelsey Lannin” align=”alignnone” width=”576″][/media-credit] According to most people’s Instagram accounts and Snapchat stories, a typical week consists of house parties, crowded bars and shenanigans with their roommates. And cats,

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01 Oct 2013

Social media flaws can prevent employment

Graphic by Holly Nall In a generation that grew up in the rise of the Internet and boom of social media, it’s amazing to me how little my peers use

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09 May 2013

Gavin Newsom tells SF State: use social media for democracy

Social media has created a platform for communication unlike one that has ever existed before and, according to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, that platform can be honed to help the

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23 Feb 2013

Social media, hashtag era invites simple opinions

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country,” the late Kurt Vonnegut said. The Twittersphere and news world erupted

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09 Oct 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown bars college officers from demanding applicants' social media information

Students have a little less to worry about when it comes to privacy on social media sites thanks to recent legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown passed SB 1349,

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09 Dec 2011

Social media should not replace traditional news outlets

My first encounter with a news publication going under was in my hometown of Hollister, Calif. In the year that I was there, the already small staff of four that

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12 Apr 2011

Online dating gives college students new hormonal outlet

College students have to fight for their right to get their freak on. Talks of deficits, budget cuts, and delayed graduation times seem to have replaced water cooler chatter of

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12 Apr 2011

Sex without a username

“Cute guy with a white shirt and grey zip-up on. You’re sitting with two girls at a table against the well. You have a cute smile! (: We keep making

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16 Feb 2011

Social media jolt for Middle East Revolution

You know it’s an amazing time when just about everyone can carry around some pissed off birds, an illegal record store, and can access every thought from friends and strangers

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