Millions of us wake up every day, grab our phone and check Instagram. We scroll, like posts, follow someone here and there and go about our day. But how would our relationship with Instagram be if we had 61,000 people watching our every post? Is social media fame as glamorous as it looks? This is what 19-year-old Valentina Carrick deals with. Carrick (@chovvder) arose to Instagram fame two years ago, and now has over 61,000 followers on the platform. https://www.instagram.com/p/BtFgN8mA1kl/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Being a social media influencer is something many people strive to be, but for Carrick it came out of nowhere. “It’s been about two years when I would refresh my … [Read more...] about Instagram Fame: Behind the Posts
By Monica Rosales |Contributing Writer| Students look for many ways to survive school, and with modern day technology, there are millions of applications at our fingertips to keep us afloat in and outside the classroom. Beside social media app favorites, such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, we also rely on apps to maintain our organization and focus throughout the school year. Many of our phones already come programmed with a number of apps like a calendar, calculator, memo recorder and even ITunes U. “Timetable reminds me of all my assignments. I would be running around like a chicken without a head,” said student Esmeralda Aguilar. Planners are essential for the busy bee … [Read more...] about Apps students shouldn’t live without
By: Manny Sandoval | Contributing Writer The amount of time men should go between haircuts depends on the length of the cut and style. A good haircut should last a long time. But the definition of ‘a long time’ and ‘a good haircut’ seem to differ from person to person. In the winter men are much more prone to letting their hair grow out and cut their hair less often due to the colder temperatures. One might feel that a haircut every three to four weeks is too far in-between and some men may feel that is an adequate amount of time. Heres what Instagram users had to say about mens hair: https://instagram.com/p/BP_myoDFUwo/ For those who continuously keep the sides of their … [Read more...] about How Often Should Men Get Haircuts In The Winter?
By Joshua Aguilar |Staff Writer| When we share on social media, we often receive “likes” when people find our posts interesting or funny. We scroll through various timelines of fresh pictures and status updates while giving “likes.” The number of “likes” a post receives varies from person to person, but do likes actually matter? “No it doesn’t matter for me, because it’s always on the other person’s perspective,” said student, Laura Romero. “It depends if the person likes me, if I post something it’s usually for myself because I’m not worried about likes,” added Romero. The alternative perspective said that likes do in fact matter, explained student Aprale Porraz. “Yes … [Read more...] about Do Social Media “Likes” Matter?
By Estefania Torres |Asst. A&E Editor| Social media has become a significant part of our everyday lives. It has become so significant that it has unfairly become a platform for employers to evaluate an individual’s professionalism and credibility. Social media is a personal, and at the same time free space to express oneself in any way he/she chooses to express him/herself. And no company or businesses should hold it’s employees accountable for the things they post outside of work—they should not determine a person’s competence and skill off of something they are not a part of. An annual social media recruitment study shows that the percentage of employers that check employees … [Read more...] about The significance of what we post
By Jaynene Moreno | Staff Writer | Majid Jordan’s self-titled album dropped Feb. 5 and it’s easy to say that Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman will go far in their music career. The Toronto power duo is signed to OVO Sound. Their EP "A Place Like This" was released digitally through OVO Sound radio in 2014. They worked with Drake on his hit single “Hold On We’re Going Home” in 2013. They then collaborated again on their first single "My Love" which debuted on Apple Music’s Beats 1. “I really enjoy listening to Drake’s ‘Hold On We’re Going Home,’” said student Elmer Escobar, “but Majid Jordan can definitely hold their own and it’s been proven with this new album.” The two … [Read more...] about Ovo Sound artist, Majid Jordan
By Cassie Coughlin | Staff Writer| For better or worst, social media has become a prominent aspect of college students' lives. Whether for education or socializing purposes, seldom do college students find themselves not using some form of social media in their day-to-day activities. According to the Wakefield Survey published by the Huffington Post, "99 percent of students reported having at least one digital device. While laptops were the most common (93 percent), many students now own smartphones (78 percent) and tablets (35 percent). " Whether it's the social aspect or the fact that it's easily accessible, smartphones seem to take on the role as the most used technology … [Read more...] about Social Media Has Taken Over
By Woojung Choi | Staff Writer | Is it easier to hate someone on social media? Coyotes think so, particularly if they have never met in person. Facebook users can look at a profile picture and “form an impression...and virtually no words are necessary,” according to assistant professor of communication Brandon Van Der Heide from Ohio University. Some people want to get other people’s attention largely through social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Exaggerated posts, frequent selfies, and chain letter memes and posts shared on social media may be viewed negatively by others. “Everyone hates people who tend to seek attention and show off over-actively,” stated … [Read more...] about Social media makes hating easier
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
By Erika Flores |Staff Writer| Summer enrollment is just around the corner. The yellow and blue banners and posters displayed in the halls are a reminder that planning ahead for this summer is something to look into. Communications student Ashlee Burton will be registering for summer classes and sees this as a great opportunity to get ahead in units to graduate in four years. The College of Extended Learning is working with the office of Advising and Academic Services to offer the opportunity to take classes over the summer. Together they have not only been promoting summer session on campus, but are also very active on social media like Instagram and Twitter. “I have seen the … [Read more...] about Summer enrollment is just around the corner