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Bullying and Boycotts: A Class Discussion

The Twitter feed was fire, with non-stop updates coming through. Why? Because we were discussing bullying and boycotting brands. It all started with Justine Sacco.  After sending out this Tweet, the internet went crazy, and the pitchforks came out. It was up to us to discuss if Sacco was bullied and if she deserved the repercussions she received - and people…read more
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Twitter Firestorms: Bullying or Not?

By: Morgan Wilkes We see it all the time on Twitter. The "Show This Thread" option that unveils hundreds, sometimes thousands of replies filled with commentary based on the original tweet. Sometimes these threads are funny. But other times, they unveil a firestorm attacking like a mob. Recently, a New Jersey woman attending University of Alabama was the star of…read more
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How “Fake News” Is Influenced by Social Media

Written by Mollie Markey Social media is used by many as a tool to receive updates on the world and stay in touch with the latest news stories. People follow, reply, share, and retweet different news articles on personal social media accounts, such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. Using social media to engage with others and spark discussion about…read more
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In retrospect, it was too good to be true. 

By: Victoria Schmidt  The first chartered jet began its decent on the island of Great Exuma’s aquamarine water on April 27, 2017. Elite millennials, eagerly anticipating the ultra-luxurious “Coachella in the Bahamas,” arrived at the white sandy beaches only to find complete chaos. They had fallen for perhaps the biggest scam of the year. Promised rock bands, private villas, celebrity…read more
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Super Fans

"Holy crap, you are creepy as shit. Sneaking up on me wearing that collar with that freaky ass smile." - Negan My name is Anyssa Guzman and I'll be honest. I'm a super fan of the television show, "The Walking Dead". I've seen every season, read the comics, quoted it like no other and this past weekend I attended Walker…read more
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If Your Friends Jump off a Cliff, Would You Do It Too?

Kaitlin-Ann Mulligan @KaitlinAnnCM On January 16 during a late night poll created by Eric Larriva fifty percent of students who voted on the poll were eager to learn about what dictates society's social norms. What the students later found out the next day during Wednesday's lecture was that the mob mentality (also referred to as the heard mentality) is ever…read more