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With the rise of public social media platforms, an introduction to sexuality traits and stereotypes, more and more members of younger generations understand their sexuality. (Photo via Unsplash)

Social media: The coming out story

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

Genesis 1:27-28: "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill...

Content creation is now an easy way for the general public to make a career out of their simple interests with the rise in streaming platforms such as Twitch and Youtube. (Photo via Unsplash)

Content creation: make money by living your daily life

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Many people might “Twitch” at the thought of openly living on the internet, but it seems to be the new popular social trend. On March 14th, American variety streamer Ludwig Ahgren started streaming...

Many popular apps, such as Amazon Prime and Spotify, offer student discounts to help you stay entertained on a budget. (Photo courtesy of Julie Blunt)

Nine student discounts to help you stay entertained on a budget

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer February 20, 2021

Television shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and “Bob’s Burgers” are perfect to binge watch when you have free time. Listening to the newest Taylor Swift song or the best pop album while studying...

Social media platforms can inhibit the judgment of adults who have not grown up immersed in technology. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, this problem has skyrocketed out of control. (Photo via Pixabay)

Social media is not just hurting the kids

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Since the advent of hand-held devices and social media, many members of older generations have been wary of the effects of these changes on their children and society.  After almost a year of quarantine...

Ronnie McNutt, screenshotted here, took his own life with a shotgun in a Facebook livestream he filmed in front of a desk in his home on Aug. 31. Since the livestream, the video has gone viral and social platforms have scrambled to have it removed. (Best Gore screenshot)

Facebook drops the ball on livestreamed suicide

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2020

Imagine you are on TikTok casually scrolling through and viewing videos on the “For You” page, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, just the daily dose of laughs, courtesy of TikTok’s millions...

Conspiracy theories spread and become popular topics of discussion because of the spread of misinformation online. Its important to remember conspiracies are theories and are not fact until proven otherwise. (Photo courtesy of 123RF.com)

As coronavirus continues to spread, conspiracy theorists have a field day

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the most unexpected things to come out of 2020. Months ago, we heard about a new virus that was breaking out in a small Chinese village, but we never thought it would affect...

Taking the Monetizing Social Media for the Artist class, offered in the spring 2019 semester by Matthew Stoehr at American River College, students will be able to learn to use media sites like Twitter and Instagram in a way that they will be able to learn how to create a career for themselves as an artist. (Graphic Design by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

TTC: ArtNM 499: Monetizing Social Media for the Artist

Patrick Hyun Wilson December 13, 2018

American River College is full of talented artists who work nine-five jobs or slave in fast food kitchens. With the help of a new experimental class, set to be offered in spring 2019, such students will...

Social media captures our attention for most of our days. Lets give it some time off. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

Social media has taken over our lives

Jared Smith May 1, 2017

It used to be that in order to hear what’s going on with someone, or how they’re doing you’d have to go find and talk to them. Nowadays we have mass information about others in the palm of our hands....

With the rising popularity of online dating, the possible matches are endless. This might not necessarily be a good thing. (Illustration by Allante Morris)

Opinion: Swipe right for romance

Justina Sharp April 20, 2016

[email protected] When social media technologies are introduced into the world, human behavior adapts. Romantic relationships are no exception. With the touch of a screen, we can deliver...

In the digital age, we can document anything we want to. It doesnt mean that we should. (Photo Illustration by Timothy Lipuma)

Opinion: Think before you document

Matthew Peirson April 8, 2016

[email protected] News surfaced on March 30 that Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell secretly recorded  teammate Nick Young admitting to an alleged infidelity, and the fallout both on...

Some may say that the instant online media culture of today is the bane of communication, but there are distinct and exclusive benefits to the technology today. (Photo Illustration by Timothy Lipuma)

Opinion: A filtered life isn’t all bad

Justina Sharp April 5, 2016

The age of social media is often linked to ushering in an age of exhibitionism, but that doesn’t necessarily need to be a negative thing. The true appeals of social media vary, but for a lot of young...

A smart phone screen sits ready to open various social media sites. The digital age has its own way of dealing with death, but it might not be healthy. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Opinion: Death isn’t a place to look for likes

Justina Sharp March 8, 2016

Everything has changed in the many hands of the internet - including how death is processed. With everyone living their lives online, it’s no shock that death has its place there too. The latest...

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