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Citizens and politicians interacting via social media can be beneficial or futile

Citizens and politicians interacting via social media can be beneficial or futile

Linda Badaracco
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

With political posts frequently making headlines for better or for worse, politicians’ social media communication is front and center in the public eye. As of 2014, 16 percent of registered voters follow politicians on a social media site, according to Pew Research Center. This share of voters dou...

Activists utilize social media to bring change

Activists utilize social media to bring change

Sally Ehlers
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features, In-Depth

Activism has been prevalent since the start of the United States and is still a common occurrence in 2017. As the times and technology have changed since the American Revolution, many utilize social media as an outlet for political advocacy. Political activists can be defined as people who promote certain...

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Lara Graney
April 19, 2017
Filed under In-Depth

The hashtags. The likes. The retweets. For some social media users, Twitter is just that. But for the modern-day politician, the versatile 140-character message can be a powerful weapon, self-endorsement or even a soapbox speech. And our current president – also known as the “Commander-in-Tweet”...

Social justice warriors affect social movements

Social justice warriors affect social movements

Lauren Spiezia
March 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Some avid social media users know that one person who constantly posts “Check your privilege!” and stirs online fights over social and political issues. The term for people like this is social justice warriors (SJWs) and is classified by the Oxford Dictionary as “an informal or derogatory term for a pe...

Social media cleanses are beyond beneficial

Social media cleanses are beyond beneficial

Izzy Cavazzoni
March 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Six hundred million Instagram accounts. Over a billion daily active users on Facebook. Around 350,000 average tweets per minute. No matter the platform, social media’s ubiquitous presence in the daily lives of people across the globe is unmistakable. In pursuit of less distractions and more fre...

Instagram popularizes Monmouth County gems

Instagram popularizes Monmouth County gems

Emme Leong
March 14, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

From an aerial shot of an acai bowl to a pose in front of a music stage, photos like these prove that Monmouth County owns its fair share of locales that are deemed “Instagram-worthy.” The term can be summed up as anything that evokes emotion, including but not limited to: laughter, appreciat...

Technology has popularized poetry

Technology has popularized poetry

Grace Treshock
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts

“Poetry is not the kind of thing people are going to run into on their own,” poet and associate professor Kyle Dargan of American University told CNN. “It’s not Jurassic World.” Dargan was proved correct when Nielsen Bookscan, a data provider for the book publishing industry, followed the...

Social media is changing the way people consume news

Social media is changing the way people consume news

Lauren Spiezia
December 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In a world ruled by the internet, social media platforms make news more accessible to the public, but can also further the divide between people on opposing sides of social and political issues, especially in recent events. About 50 percent of social network users have shared or reposted news articl...

NAHS puts Communications on Snapchat map

NAHS puts Communications on Snapchat map

Kylie Lamb
April 7, 2016
Filed under News

The National Art Honor Society has found another creative outlet for students: the Snapchat geotag filters. After hearing of similar competitions, NAHS Vice President Mike Hom of Manalapan said he thought having students design filters would be a fun way to get more people involved in the club. Members...

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