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Small business supports community causes

Products made by Human Up
November 1, 2020

Small businesses have taken up just about every corner of social media pages, with owners advertising on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even Tik-Tok. These small businesses offer a wide variety of items,...

How we learned to love TikTok

How we learned to love TikTok
March 9, 2020

“Renegade,” Charli D’Amelio, The Hype House. All these things have one thing in common: TikTok. TikTok is the latest trending social media app that has trudged its way into everyone’s lives. Vine...

Control your media usage, don’t let it control you

November 4, 2019

Imagine that you just got out of class and head to your favorite spot to tackle some homework. You sit down, pull out your homework from your backpack and ready yourself for some hardcore thinking. Before...

Poetry as an outlet

Poet Kyla Lacey performs her work on Feb. 22 at the Down Under in the University Center.
February 26, 2018

Some topics are hard to talk about, but as poet Kyla Lacey says, “the conversation may stop, but the racism continues.” This was one of the ideas behind her poem titled “White Privilege,” which...

Letter to the Editor: Technology ruins youth and education

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 What is the purpose of school? We, as a society have lost track of the purpose of school. Technology has gotten in the way of what’s really important. School is about learning, listening...

Observe Earth Day with practical initiatives

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Earth Day is about more than planting trees, Woody Guthrie songs and picking up trash off the highway. It’s about coming together as cohabitants of our natural...

Letter to the Editor: Students shoud be leery of posting online

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 Nearly 65 percent of American citizens utilize some form of social networking. However, amidst the countless cat videos, family photos, news, and other common postings, are comments and...

Publication note from editor in chief

Column by 
Vesna Brajkovic
Editor in Chief
March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 I woke up to a Facebook message from a former Royal Purple editor in chief, three emails threads and one really anxious news editor, the morning of Feb. 17. Through the night, the...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Planned Parenthood essential for cancer screenings

October 20, 2015

Oct. 20, 2015 Oct. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In Oct., we see this awareness everywhere, including the color pink on clothing, social media and even in the National Football League (through their...

Letter to the Editor: Senior’s advice to graduates: no more selfies

October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015 Students have become extremely dependent on social media, both academically and in their everyday lives.  Social media selfies have become an addiction that is reliant specifically on the...

Social media creates added pressure

Social media creates added pressure
September 11, 2014

Column by Vesna Brajkovic Sept. 10, 2014 In a world where nothing is official until it’s Facebook official, and all the most important family news only reaches us through a post, it’s easy for...

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