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Mendenhall: Body Positivity is Still Polarizing in the Media

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer May 22, 2022

  In the last 10 years, the term “body positivity” has taken social media by storm. Body positivity, as a movement, aims to change the societal standards surrounding appearance. This can include...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Cowley: Dismantle Online Echo Chambers

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer April 8, 2022

  The average Twitter or Instagram user might not realize it, but their feeds are specifically tailored to keep them scrolling for as long as possible. Liking one post on Instagram’s explore...

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Student Content Creators at the U: Finding a Niche and Developing an Audience

By Stephanie Hong, News Writer April 7, 2022

  Among the University of Utah students who run their own YouTube and TikTok channels, there are some who have thousands of subscribers and video views over 1,000. U student Jada Kali P. Stelmach...

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Instagram’s Infographics Have Changed Political Engagement, for Better or Worse

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor February 28, 2022

  In the past year, Instagram Stories has become one of the most popular places to spread information rapidly, succinctly and aesthetically, likely due to intuitive design and utility in social...

Bringhurst: Facebook’s Metaverse Poses a Threat to Reality 

Bringhurst: Facebook’s ‘Metaverse’ Poses a Threat to Reality 

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  As a young person living in an era of rapid technological advancement, I’m always astounded by society’s progress. Screenless displays and self-driving cars no longer exist solely in science...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Misinformation in the Age of Social Media and COVID-19

By Abhilasha Khatri, News Writer November 23, 2021

  “Fake news," is a term that gets thrown around a lot, and it is often done with a joking undertone. Although “fake news” is not a new concept, as the distortion of news to sell stories...

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Bringhurst: Beware of CGI Influencers

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer October 29, 2021

  Social media models and influencers are regularly criticized for inauthenticity and setting unrealistic expectations. Some platforms purchase bot followers to seem more influential. Now, in a...

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Bringhurst: Facebook Regulation is Long Overdue

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer October 20, 2021

  In September 2021, former Facebook employee Frances Haugen leaked thousands of the company’s internal documents to the Wall Street Journal. This information consequently sparked a bipartisan...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Cushman: Missing Persons Alerts Should Be Broadcasted on Social Media

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 20, 2021

  It’s 10:30 p.m. You’ve just climbed into bed when suddenly, your phone starts beeping loudly — it’s an Amber Alert. Most of us don’t take the time to click the link and learn more,...

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The Promotion of Fast Fashion from Influencers Is Problematic and Unsustainable

By India Bown, Arts Writer June 18, 2021

  Fashion social media influencers, from platforms like Instagram and TikTok, use their status to push followers to a culture of fast fashion, moving people away from sustainability in their purchases....