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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...

Let’s be nice!

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Oscar Frias-Rivera, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

Advancement of technology has led to easy access to the internet and social media for everyone, which has led to a growing number of cyberbullying cases. According to Kit Smith, marketing writer at Brandwatch, there are 3.725 billion active social media users and an average person spends 142 minut...

Is it helpful that Instagram flagging photoshopped pictures?

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Travis Wynn, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

First Amendment Applies To All. The First Amendment protects free speech. Free speech applies to all people. Free speech also applies to expression. People express themselves in many different ways, and Instagram gives people the platform to do so. Instagram recently removed likes from its app....

“Women Pathmakers” Exhibit Celebrates Triumphs of Women 100 Years After Women’s Suffrage

Jessica Sabogal and Shanna Strauss, “The Invisible Labor of Women of Color,” acrylic on found wood, depicts two queer women of color and size embracing.

Joaquin De La Torre, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

On Jan. 23, a new exhibit titled “Women Pathmakers” debuted at the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College. The exhibit, in conjunction with Silicon Valley Reads 2020 and their theme, “Women Making it Happen,” honors the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the U.S. “There's a lot...

Instagram hiding likes not a solution

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Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

It's a great idea to hide like counts on Instagram. However, the implementation of this idea hasn't been as solid as its base idea. Adam Mosseri, CEO of Instagram, announced on Nov. 8 that Instagram will begin removing likes from their platform in the U.S. The hope of this move is to boost user morale...

Digital art, just as real as your piece of paper

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

One of the greatest and most tragic misconceptions of the art world is those who believe that digital art isn’t real art. Digital art is not just a passing fad, it is a new form of art that makes it more accessible and creates endless new possibilities for the places art can go and the forms it can ...

Blackfishing: Social media influencers making money from cultural appropriation

Blackfishing: Social media influencers making money from cultural appropriation

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

The problem of cultural appropriation has again raised its head on social media. And again ignorance and hubris have combined in dangerous quantities among social media influencers and celebrities at the fore of the issue. Blackfishing is the act of contriving to look mixed-race or black to reap whatever ben...