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Opinion | Social media must monitor harmful content

Earnest Beeson, Writer

January 28, 2020

On March 15, 2019, Brenton Harrison Tarrant committed the worst mass shooting in New Zealand in the last 20 years. On that fateful day, he opened fire on two mosques, killing 51 people and injuring another 49. He was subsequently charged with 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and committing a terroristic act...

Social media gains access to personal information

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

April 24, 2018

Prepare yourself to have your mind blown: Did you know that when logging into Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat or other social media apps, that your personal information can be sold to private researchers at any time without your knowledge? I didn’t until I started reading about the Facebook scandal and Mark Zuckerberg's recent te...

The Cruel World We Tolerate: A Response to “Earthlings”

Nallely Padilla, Staff writer

September 26, 2017

Sitting down in my favorite burger joint, I sip on my coke and I wait for my veggie burger. I keep my mind busy with my Facebook feed, randomly liking pictures and videos of cute dogs doing tricks. As I continue waiting, I see a woman with an expensive-looking fur coat with leather boots. While I admire her clothes, I realize...

To be or not to be Vegan?

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2017

I open up my Facebook page to another notification from my friend tagging me in a video on why people should go vegan, a common practice for him. On Instagram, another person posts a video showcasing how meat products are made with the caption “Go Vegan!” It seems like, in recent years veganism, the practice of not consuming o...

Should Facebook be held accountable for the plethora of fake news outlets spreading unreliable news articles to the public, especially considering the role social media has played in recent years?

Facebook has ruined political discourse

December 6, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election exposed in excruciating detail how terrible social media, specifically the ...

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