Whether we like to admit it or not, technology has changed the way we communicate. It has allowed people to express themselves in ways that were previously not possible. But how much time do people really spend on social media? According to a study done by Digital Information World, the average person spends about 134 minutes per day on social media. This is equivalent to 2 hours and 13 minutes per day. “I am constantly using social media," said CSUSB student Amanda. "Every free minute I have, I am on social media. I would say that I spend something close to about 3 hours a day on there.” CSUSB student Jacob Hernandez also admitted to spending much of his free time on social … [Read more...] about Is Social Media Making Us More Narcissistic?
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 Geraldine Carrillo |Staff Writer| "There is going to be a fight today after school on Walnut St.," was a post on Facebook from one of my friends during my sophomore year of high school. Soon after this post, other students then replied with the location and time of the fight on social media to create an audience for that fight as an amusement to go watch. This made safety patrols aware, which led to a raid by police. Keeping an eye on social media has been a good way to prevent hate crimes throughout the new digital era. But the extent to which it has been utilized is ridiculous compared to the hike in the number of committed crimes. Hate crime is a crime motivated by … [Read more...] about Social media leads to hate crimes
By Tommy McCardle |Staff Writer| Starting a career after graduation could be a scary thought for some, but have no fear. The Career Center can help transform that fear into confidence for students. The Career Center, located in University Hall on the third floor in room 329, offers services such as resume building, job interview training, and personality assessments to match with majors for students fearful of entering the workforce. "What we offer here at the Career Center are mainly things that students can use to find a job," said Victoria Fleming, a student assistant. Cusara Kennedy, a junior majoring in Business Administration/Accounting, noted she remembered hearing about … [Read more...] about The Career Center
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 Stephanie Corral | Staff Writer Makeup has been prominent in the past year on social media, from the famous makeup artists to the different makeup brands. Students voted on their top three favorite makeup brands to purchase. The top three favorite makeup brands chosen were MAC, NARS and Urban Decay. They consider these brands to be the best ones in the market. Students seem to be passionate about these makeup brands that they love to purchase. “MAC has everything from skin care, foundation, brushes it is a good brand all over,” said student Alyssa Jinesta. This is the number one favorite makeup brand of the majority of the students interviewed. Since 1994, MAC reached … [Read more...] about College students favorite makeup brands
By Maria de Lourdes Campos |Staff Writer| Social media can be the platform in which celebrities endorse the latest fashion craze. Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose, and Black Chyna swear by waist training as the new standard for beauty. What exactly is a waist trainer? “A waist trainer is a device that is made up essentially of bands of material that wrap tightly around the waist and lower rib cage to provide women with an instantly slimming hourglass figure,” said student Monica Sanchez. Sanchez said that on social media, actresses like Brooke Burke and Jessica Alba were trending because they gave credit to waist trainers for helping them get back into shape after giving … [Read more...] about Coke Bottle Body
By Erendy Torres |Staff Writer| "We buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like," is a famous quote from the movie Fight Club. We live in a generation in which we spend more money than what we make. On Feb. 13, rapper Kanye West tweeted that he is $53 million in personal debt. "I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt... Please pray we overcome... This is my true heart..." tweeted West. West is facing a multi-million-dollar debt, yet he is still not humbling down his expenses. West and his wife Kim Kardashian, are installing a lake-sized pool in their $20 million mansion's backyard in Bel-Air, … [Read more...] about The cost of keeping up
By Serena Gomez |Staff Writer| Millennials: the egotistical generation that lives off technology and are content with it. “[...] Sometimes called Generation Y. Because of their dependence on technology, they are said to be entitled and narcissistic,” stated KPCC's Evie Liu. Most of the other generations will look at millennials as the diverse, narcissistic, ignorant generation. However, their way of living is understandable, as they constantly try to keep up with the latest technology to stay in touch with peers. Millennials want social changes like gay rights, immigration, and equality, but no one is willing to actually do anything because they are content with how easy life … [Read more...] about Millennials need more motivation