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Performative activism: how not to go about social media advocacy

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer June 17, 2020

In the era of social media, it has become increasingly common for users to utilize their platforms in offering support for various movements and causes. After the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands...

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need print books more than ever

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer June 17, 2020

As work and methods of communication have rapidly shifted online in response to stay-at-home orders across America, the time spent in front of a screen has majorly increased as well. The importance of...

‘Booksmart’ review: Olivia Wilde’s coming-of-age comedy delivers a touching message of acceptance

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer May 4, 2020

On first look, Booksmart seems to be just another teenage comedy glorifying the high school party scene and indulging in mature and often lewd humor. However, director Olivia Wilde masterfully develops...

There is more to life than likes

by Charlotte Siohan, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

Instagram users are speaking out against the app’s new concept to ‘hide likes.’ But taking into account the mental health effects of social media, this is a step in the right direction. Starting...

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