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New people-rating application: Hurtful or harmless?

New people-rating application: Hurtful or harmless?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 7, 2016

When I first heard about “Peeple,” the app notoriously dubbed “Yelp for humans,” the app hadn’t even been launched yet, and the talk wasn’t positive. Let’s face it, an app that allows users to rate and review employers, exes, coworkers and anyone else they know, similarly to how one wo...

Stop pitting women against each other on social media

Stop pitting women against each other on social media

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

April 6, 2016

In the current digital age we live in, social media reigns over most of our lives. We convince our online following that we are the protagonists of a perfect life, and we subtly but voluntarily compete with each other through the way we portray ourselves on our personal online accounts. But for some, especi...

Being a mean girl doesn’t make you a feminist

Being a mean girl doesn’t make you a feminist

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

January 7, 2016

If you were partaking in Twitter After Dark you probably noticed the hashtag #WasteHerTime2016 nestled amongst the trending topics. Tweets using the hashtag described things you could do to girls to waste their time. The hashtag was probably started by some sweaty dude eating chimichangas in his grandma...

Black lives don’t matter, they never have

Black lives don’t matter, they never have

Haleigh Goree,
Contributor

April 24, 2015

Police brutality against young Black males in America is nothing new, but has reached a new boiling point this past year. On July 17, 2014 police in Staten Island, New York killed Eric Garner by putting him in a choke-hold. On August 9, 2014, police in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager. Out of these ...

Unable or unwilling to disconnect

Unable or unwilling to disconnect

Tiffany Jones,
Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2015

Take a walk through campus, and you’ll see people talking on their phone, texting, tweeting, eyes glued to their phone instead of having a conversation with the person they are walking with. Think of the last party or kickback you went to. How many new people did you talk to? How many pictures did you take and edit on your phon...

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