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Blue Whale Challenge: A Game No One Can Win

Blue Whale Challenge: A Game No One Can Win

Lara Dreux, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION

In an era of global warming, materialism, protectionism and world poverty, adolescents jumping from rooftops for the sake of a game is the ultimate sign that mankind is at loss.

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Snapchat Leads the Social Media Game

Snapchat Leads the Social Media Game

Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Facebook's and Instagram's mimicking of Snapchat's features prove that Snapchat is leading the evolution of social media.

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The iPhone Is a Part of Human Anatomy

The iPhone Is a Part of Human Anatomy

Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The physical symptoms of not having your phone within reach — higher blood pressure, increased heart rate, worsened anxiety and poor cognitive performance, — suggest that the smartphone has become a part of human anatomy.

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Social Justice Is a Movement, Not a Marketing Strategy

Social Justice Is a Movement, Not a Marketing Strategy

Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Even though Pepsi is by no means the only company guilty of using social justice in their product tactics, this ever growing trend of abusing activism for companies’ personal gain needs to be called out and stopped.

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Smartphones Are The Newest Drug For Students

Smartphones Are The Newest Drug For Students

Adryan Barlia, Contributing Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Almost all NYU students can agree that being on their smartphones is perhaps a more appealing option than sitting on a desk working on assignments for hours on end, which is similar mentality that comes into play with drugs.

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Pervasive Politics Are Straining Energized Activism

Pervasive Politics Are Straining Energized Activism

Nate Torto, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The internet and social media have promoted a frenetic news cycle that does not allows us to mentally recover or devote our energy to desperately needed activism.

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Youth Political Influence Is an Uphill Battle

Youth Political Influence Is an Uphill Battle

Natasha Roy, News Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

Members of different political clubs at NYU weighed in on young people's influence in their respective parties.

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During Political Turmoil, Quit Social Media

During Political Turmoil, Quit Social Media

Adriana Tapia, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Social media is a valuable tool for staying informed in a changing political climate. Yet, overindulging in it can also be highly detrimental to mental health and activism..

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Breadcrumbing Has Already Grown Stale

Breadcrumbing Has Already Grown Stale

Maya Nann, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Breadcrumbers are far worse than ghosters, the lowest beings of the digital communication age.

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Political Satire Needs to Provide Substance With Laughs

Political Satire Needs to Provide Substance With Laughs

Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2016


Filed under OPINION

A good political satirist is able to use comedy to highlight the important parts of the news by knowing what to mock and what to take seriously, and in so doing they are able to make their message that much more impactful.

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Does Internet Redefine Celebrity?

Does Internet Redefine Celebrity?

Thomas Miritello, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

With the rate at which we watch television declining and the rise of YouTube as a place to create a celebrity career, what does that mean for our understanding of fame?

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Vine’s Death Has Broad Social Consequences

Vine’s Death Has Broad Social Consequences

Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Losing vine means losing a part of what makes us human.

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