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Former De Anza College professor faces backlash after posting about ‘negative experiences’ with Black students, faculty

Former De Anza College professor faces backlash after posting about ‘negative experiences’ with Black students, faculty

Annalise Freimarck, Editor-in-chief

July 27, 2020

A De Anza College student confronted her former professor over social media in early June for making a public post on Facebook, expressing that he has had negative experiences with Black students and faculty within his career.  Levy Zamora, a former part-time Communication Studies professor at De Anza ...

Features of Influencing

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Taylor Park, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2020

In our society social media is becoming increasingly more essential to everyone’s lives whether it be through Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn and even Snapchat. With social media slowly becoming more essential to life, the influencer jobs are going to continue to grow and reach more...

Alt-right newsgroup on Facebook is unacceptable, hateful

Michelle Memoly, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

What people write says a lot about who they are and recently, Facebook has given a new platform to a hateful group that will further broadcast their unacceptable words. I heavily support freedom of speech for all. At the very base of things, I am able to understand I will never be able to control...

Zuckerberg hearing not a joke

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Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2018

Our biggest takeaway from Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony on April 10 should not be memes about his robotic demeanor, but knowledge that Facebook has been spreading misinformation and protecting itself from liabilities while leaving its user’s information exposed. Until now, Facebook has been mostly self-regulated and operated with little transparency. Lawmakers should be acting on behalf of the people by holding Facebook accountable and working towards security.

Sharing on Facebook not real activism

Sharing on Facebook not real activism

Diana San Juan, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014

Social media has become the primary way of spreading information about important issues. We have become so dependent on our virtual life that we have become blind to how to aid real life situations. People are constantly connected to others using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This is why it has...

People should be allowed to use false Facebook name

People should be allowed to use false Facebook name

Diana San Juan, Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

Though Facebook’s idea of the real name policy comes from a good place of safety and authenticity, the company may not have thought it completely through. People should have the right to use whatever name they feel comfortable using on social media. Facebook has recently made a policy to ensure...

Millennials One, Facebook None.

Millennials One, Facebook None.

Daneia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

May 6, 2014

In the land of the social media, it seems like there is a new app or social media site every day. Prime among them, Facebook has been able to lead the pack water for several years. Within one key demographic, however, things are beginning to change. When Facebook first came around, back in 2004,...

Facebook out, Tumblr and Twitter new go to

Hina Ahmed

February 18, 2014

Several weeks ago, Facebook turned 10 and, like MySpace, it is growing too old for the Internet. Facebook has been forced out of the spotlight by the new popular go-tos, Twitter and Tumblr. Facebook doesn’t draw me in the way it used to. Facebook appealed to younger generations because it served...

All hail selfie! Word of the year! Countdown to the apocalypse officially begins

Rika Kumar, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013

Syllabification: (sel·fie) Pronunciation: /ˈselfē/ (also selfy); noun (plural selfies); informal Definition: A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. (Oxford English Dictionary, 2013) T...

How To: Not share too much online

Rika Kumar, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013

Whether it is for socializing, schoolwork, or even getting a job, social media is a crucial asset to students. But people often embarrassingly share more information than they should on the Internet, also known as oversharing or too much information (TMI). A common problem among Internet...