Art by Elizabeth BrummerTwitter has become one of the most culturally significant platforms of the millennial and the post-millennial generation. From niche comedy to artistic expression, Twitter users know no bounds when it comes to content curation. Many students use Twitter as their main source of news throughout the day. As new issues or exciting ideas arise, Twitter tends … [Read more...] about Tweeting is an Overwhelming Sign of the Times
Art by Caitlin Roark When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing that you do? Make some coffee, check your phone or finish up some last-minute homework? When you’re walking to your next class, what do you do? Smile at those passing by, check your notifications or enjoy your surroundings? If you said "check your phone" for more than one of these scenarios, … [Read more...] about How Addicted Are You?
Back in the day, Sally didn’t compare her life to others. She got mostly B's in school, and a couple C's that her parents still don't know about. She enjoyed reading historical fiction and joining family on vacations to Montana. She was introverted, to say the least, but savored her solitude. Overall, Sally was happy with who she was. She was content. Then Sally got a smart … [Read more...] about Social Media Pressures Others to Be Their Best
Photos Courtesy of TwitterSocial media played a key component in the spread of misinformation the night of Friday, Nov. 9, as the Woolsey Fire grew in close proximity to Pepperdine's Malibu campus. The shared false claims of the fire arose from a lack of communication and misunderstandings. It caused confusion and heightened worry among students both on and off campus and their … [Read more...] about Social Media Spreads Misinformation During The Woolsey Fire
As Pepperdine students, alumni and family members wake up today, they face the tragic reality of a nearby shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill where reportedly 20 Pepperdine students spent their evening last night. The community joins together on social media to react to this tragedy. The following are the reactions of the community on Instagram, Twitter and … [Read more...] about Community Reacts to Shooting on Social Media