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Food Videos: Useful or Just Entertaining?

Food Videos: Useful or Just Entertaining?

By Celina Khorma, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Dining, Dining, Features

It's a known fact that college students have a rough time taking care of themselves. With the abundance of food videos on different social media platforms, are college students really learning how to cook through them?

HIV Status Part of Entitled Privacy

HIV Status Part of Entitled Privacy

By Wayne Chen, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion, Technology, University Life

Recently it has been revealed that the dating site Grindr has released users' HIV status, which is another extreme breach of privacy in our digital age.

Restaurants in the Age of Social Media

Restaurants in the Age of Social Media

By Scott Hogan, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Many restaurants have found themselves at the mercy of food social media. The guys behind Fry Guys tell us how they were able to maneuver around that.

Snapchat Creeps Toward Its Death

Snapchat Creeps Toward Its Death

By Marisa Lopez, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Features

Ever since the new update, Snapchat's popularity has been declining.

Cat Callers Get Chalked Up

Cat Callers Get Chalked Up

By Maddie Howard, Sports Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Features

CAS junior Sophie Sandberg is the creator of the Instagram account @catcallsofnyc.

Social Media: The Enemy of Body Positivity

Social Media: The Enemy of Body Positivity

By Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Eating disorders are on the rise and social media may be to blame.

The Australian Beach Body and Social Media

The Australian Beach Body and Social Media

By Anna Letson, Senior Multimedia Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Abroad, Features

During the Australian summer, the pressure to look flawless is ever-present. However, heavily editing photographs to adhere to beauty standards is not the path to self-love and acceptance.

Social Media Is Dying

Social Media Is Dying

By Alex Pienkowski, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion

Social media is no longer social. Sites such as Facebook have become more preoccupied with video content instead of prioritizing social connections between its users.

Snapchat Update: A Huge Turn-Off

Snapchat Update: A Huge Turn-Off

By Sherry Yan, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Features

Snapchat is slowly losing popularity among students, especially with the installation of its newest update.

Tide Pods, Barstool and Our Need to Go Viral

Tide Pods, Barstool and Our Need to Go Viral

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Social media trends perpetuate dangerous behavior due to our generation's willingness to pursue extremes in order to gain online attention.

NYU Researchers Make Breakthrough in Russian Bot Detection

NYU Researchers Make Breakthrough in Russian Bot Detection

By Mack DeGeurin, News Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under News, University News

A team of NYU professors and graduate students make breakthrough in Russian bot detection. They found that, on any given day, more than half of Russian political tweets are generated by bots.

Appreciate Your Free Speech Rights on Social Media

Appreciate Your Free Speech Rights on Social Media

By Mert Erenel, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Yes, the tweet may as well be insulting and disrespectful. But should it really warrant legal penalty, and even if so, is a bad tweet really proportional to punishment in jail?

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