Post Tagged with: "social media"

Filters, festivals and fake followers

Filters, festivals and fake followers

Music festival season is a time where social media is flooded with photos of Valencia filtered girls in distressed shorts, flower crowns and chokers. Guys who look like they stepped out of a Vans ad can be seen smiling smugly, snapbacks firmly in place, peace signs thrown in front of them to match their picture’s accompanying hashtag, #goodvibes. Over the […]

by Emily Waitson· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Unsigned: Crime, social media and the desire to witness violence

The progression and evolution of social media has ensured that witnessing crimes, even while they’re in the process of taking place, can be readily accessible to any person, at anytime. There is no limitations on who can utilize these platforms for their own needs, even if it involves showcasing a murder or the admittance of terrible crimes that were committed […]

by Cord Staff· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Unsigned: Ghosting Snapchat and the stress of real time social media

You know that feeling of hearing about all of your friends having fun at a party that you weren’t invited to? In real time, we call that feeling Snapchat. The popular app Snapchat has become a psychological game. We’ll post photos to our stories with the intention for a specific person to see it, then obsess over if they have. […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Graphic by Meaghan Ince

Poetry: a late but promising entrant to Instagram fame

When Instagram came into the world six years ago, it was geared towards photographers. The point of this new social media platform was to tell stories visually, with only a short caption to complement the photograph. Like Facebook, Instagram has evolved as more and more users test different ways they can use the platform. Instagram isn’t just for photography anymore. […]

by Bethany Bowles· · 1 comment · Arts, Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

Unsigned: constant cellphone connections are contaminating

This week, we received an anonymous “Letter to the Editor” from a student who was concerned with making meaningful relationships. This student, rather than wanting to be printed in the paper, wished to spark a discussion and highlight the dangers of our frivolous small talk. Sparked by this student’s letter, we decided the best course of action was to take […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
Social media is the new diary

Social media is the new diary

I know you’ve heard it all before: “There’s a world beyond your screen!” “Such superficiality is creating unrealistic expectations!” “We’re living in a mode of constant comparison!” “Newsfeeds are a battle zone for external validation!” “Sound the sirens! Our children are losing touch with their reality!” Sound dramatic? Maybe so. But amongst social media’s hyperactive source of surging information, despite […]

by Mitchell Consky· · 1 comment · Features ·
Brock Turner and his father’s pathetic plea

Brock Turner and his father’s pathetic plea

Last week, social media seemed to explode with those eager to voice their opinions about the Stanford sexual assault case. For those unfamiliar with the story, Brock Turner, a former 20-year-old student at Stanford University, was found guilty last March for three counts of sexually assaulting a woman in January 2015. Two weeks ago, Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · 1 comment · Opinion ·
Fani Hsieh

There’s a troll in the dungeon

Don’t be a dick.

by Bethany Bowles· · 1 comment · Opinion ·

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