By Noe Ramos |Staff Writer| Students, faculty, and community members gathered to discuss "Who Are the Refugees?", a panel event focused on bringing awareness and attention to the refugee crisis. The event took place in the College of Education on Feb. 21 and was hosted by the Center of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and sponsored by the University Diversity Committee, the Department of Communication Studies, the Mediterranean Studies Academy, and the Muslim Students Association. The key points discussed in the panel were who were the refugees, why do they come here, what are some of the challenges that they face, and how do they come the United States. The three guest … [Read more...] about Who Are the Refugees?
By Brittanie Gutierrez |Staff Writer| Online trends on social media regarding social issues and topics have become more about provoking shallow interests and attention rather than creating social awareness. In my opinion, the misuse of social media in aimlessly popularizing trends can result in self-absorption, which leads to lack of awareness. “A lot of people do it for attention,” said student Jaynene Moreno. People notice hashtags and use them but pay little to no attention to the issue or topic associated with the hashtag because it is more important to fit in than to actually voice their opinions. “They use it to be cool,” said student Martha … [Read more...] about Online media trends influence social trends