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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...

Facebook has ruined political discourse

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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