Social media increases confidence

By Lindsay Wigo Editorials Editor Unlock any young adult’s phone and you are bound to see Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat. Have you noticed any 20-year-old that doesn’t whip their phone out as soon as school is over? It’s becoming second nature to have social media always at our fingertips. We are living in such a technology-dependent time period that we can … [Read more...]

Opinion: Social Media Lacks Authenticity in a World of Social Validation

By Kellie Dietrich Features Editor This article was originally published in Issue 6, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (November 19, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. “Social media, especially how I used it, isn’t real. It’s contrived images and edited clips ranked against each other. It’s a system based on social approval, likes, validation in views and … [Read more...]