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America reacts to the threat of banning TikTok.

Say goodbye to your FYP: Is TikTok being banned?

Lily Howard March 31, 2023

TikTok caught the public’s eye in 2016 and has grown to over 1.5 billion active users in the years following. However, with suspicions over misuse of user data and invasive practices, President Biden...

Many TikTok users find editing to be a popular source of content
that involves different types of fan media.

Video edits sparkle as a new potential art form on TikTok

Lily Howard and Cindy Lin April 14, 2022

Flashing images, photos dancing across the screen and footage rhythmically changing speed to music — it’s taken TikTok by storm through a new trend: fan-made edits. Edits are videos that combine...

Many students struggle to manage their time when Tiktok’s endless
scrolling feature makes for an easy way to spend hours on social media.

Endless scrolling on TikTok tanks CHS students’ productivity

Alex Batzar April 14, 2022

TikTok has recently been shown to have adverse effects on students’ work ethics and, more importantly, their mental health. Students can find themselves on their phones for hours, procrastinating...

The display “Can’t Help Myself” by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu attracts many visitors. Photo licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Mechanical museum exhibit touches “bleeding arts”

Mackenzie Prince January 28, 2022

TikTok: an app of exploration, discovery and extreme creativity that breaks the boundaries of art as we know them. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and creative quarantine hobbies, two activities...

People have mixed emotions on the TikTok filters that alter the way people see themselves.

TikTok filters invert users’ images leading to warped self perceptions

Katherine Manatos September 17, 2021

TikTok’s creators have developed filters that present users with new perceptions of themselves, and many are not happy with the results. The social media app TikTok, which launched in 2016 and has...

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