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Why does it take a hashtag to validate female assault?

Why do women have to turn their painful experiences into hashtags in order to make them more believable or valid? In the wake of sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, women have been sharing their experiences with sexual ...

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Music festivals are hardly worth the hype

Dust-filled air, desert temperatures and crowded campsites aplenty – that is the glory of music festivals like Coachella or Stagecoach. Glory to some, probably. But for me, it’s a hard pass. The thought of all the artists that I love ...

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Putting the ‘social’ back in social media

Whether you’re a millennial or middle-aged, you probably have a Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account. While it seems as though people can’t stop complaining about posting on social media, they continue to do it – contributing to an online landscape ...

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On kindness and the internet

I used to have a rear-view mirror ornament of a cartoon owl saying “Kindness Matters.” This is an embarrassing truth, but a truth nonetheless. No one used to be a bigger proponent for optimism, random acts of kindness and seeing ...

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The new iPhone 7

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Stop trying to make fetch happen

By: Jenna Wilson @fsjennawilson We’d all be lying if we said we didn’t check out the filters on Snapchat on the daily. In just the last year, Snapchat has added many different options for us to seize the self-involved opportunity ...

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The dog filter rears it’s furry head

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Let Kaepernick protest in peace

Before a preseason game last month, San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem. His decision to sit during “The Star-Spangled Banner” did not go unnoticed, but instead became media wildfire; lifelong fans of the ...

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Pokemon Go-ing, going gone

By Marcus Karby When the semester began, Pokémon Go was the new sensation sweeping the nation. Everyone and their dog had downloaded the new mobile app onto their phones and were running around looking for invisible monsters. Lately, most of ...

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A guide to ‘love’ on the swipe

How to get those matches: Do not post a picture with a dead animal. I don’t care how proud of it you are – I just got sad looking at dead Bambi. Save photos like that for when we are ...

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Real people break stereotypes – there’s nothing wrong with that

Lately on social media, there seems to be this trend of showing pictures of mildly attractive men and women doing mundane things, with text over them arbitrarily calling them “real” men or women. These photos are ridiculous. There is no ...

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Snaps we are tired of seeing

Videos of you singing. You are not Beyonce. You cannot hold a note for as long as Adele can. Stop trying. And there is always a lag between the music and your voice. Or, you can try to be smooth ...

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Where have all the good movies gone?

Hollywood has run out of creativity. So few movies this year have been original, not in the sense that they are lacking in creative story lines, but rather, they are mostly continuations, remakes, sequels or based on books. Even the ...

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The Worst of Facebook

Lately there has been a decline in Facebook users. It can be said that the reason for this is the rise of stupid people abusing the social platform. So here is a compiled list of idiotic things people do and ...

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Killer Halloween costumes

The key to a good Halloween costume is to be as pop culturally relevant as possible. While there is always that large percentage of girls who just wear animal ears and lingerie (a là “Mean Girls”), as well as men ...

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Millennials ‘feel the Bern’

This week the Democratic debate took place, and Bernie Sanders proved yet again that he is the candidate for Millennials. While most news stations are reporting Hillary Clinton as the winner of the debate, there is a clear case for ...

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The Facebook dislike button: the new hotbed of hate

Can I hit dislike on the Facebook dislike button? This is a horrible idea. Not only will this make me a more negative person, but I will also abuse this privilege. It will be the new standard of passive-aggressive behavior ...

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Millennial slang on fleek

Stop bashing young people who use slang. Millennials have a plethora of new word choices that seem to constantly get criticized by members of older generations and even other elitist Millennials. While it is somewhat expected that older generations do ...

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