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Social media and candidates, needs change

November 3, 2015

Nov. 3, 2015 Over and over, candidates vying for a nomination from their respective parties have attempted to appeal to the youth voter. The candidates flock to social media encouraging young adults to use hashtags as a form of pseudo political engagement blinding us with references to pop culture. ...

Day of news engagment aims to better inform our society

September 25, 2014

Sept. 24 2014 By Michael Riley Approximately 29 percent of Americans under the age of 25 are now considered “newsless” according to the most recent Pew Research Center biennial news consumption survey. The classification of “newsless” means in the past 24 hours, the individual participating...

Students should be concerned with online privacy

Graphic by Alyssa Miles

February 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014 Editorial Staff Opinion In the age of the Internet, it has become the standard for people to communicate online. According to the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of people ages 18 or older in America use some type of social network, and 71 percent of social media users have Facebook. Social...

Is America still a ‘city on a hill’?

Is America still a ‘city on a hill’?

September 25, 2013

By Michael Riley   As the debate over involvement in Syria continues, the question of whether the United States is the most exceptional country has surfaced again. Yes, said President Barack Obama who touched on U.S. exceptionalism in his Sept. 10 speech on what the response to chemical...

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