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It’s Not So Yeezy: looking at art free of the artist

It’s Not So Yeezy: looking at art free of the artist

Chloe Baxter November 20, 2022

In early October, rapper and designer Kanye ‘Ye’ West donned a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt, an anti-black move he later followed with anti-semitic tweets and interviews.  This disturbing trend...

Elon Takes on Twitter

Emmeline Kenealy November 12, 2022

After several tumultuous months of back-and-forth, Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter settled on Oct. 27th.  This acquisition of Twitter by Musk has serious implications for the future...

Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase has mixed motivations

Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase has mixed motivations

Chloe Baxter May 7, 2022

Twitter is a social media platform used by millions of people every day. It is a crucial area for conversation, discussion and networking between its users due to its unique focus on text and the range...

What’s the deal with Elon Musk?

What’s the deal with Elon Musk?

Kyle King November 20, 2021

Elon Musk has recently sold 5.2 million shares of Tesla stock for a total of $5.8 billion. Is that what he did to save the world from hunger? Tesla also became the sixth company in history to reach a...

William Barr must end his facade of integrity

Stuart Lombard March 5, 2020

On Feb. 14, 2019, William “Bill” Barr was confirmed by the Senate to be the next U.S. Attorney General. On that day, he should have resigned. When Bill Barr was confirmed, he was supposed to be different....

Clear intentions will help political discourse

Clear intentions will help political discourse

Alex McLean November 14, 2019

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, moved forward to completely ban politically sponsored ads preceding the upcoming election cycles. This happened soon after the social media giant, Facebook, decided to...

Campus reactions to Overheard at Augie Twitter video

Campus reactions to “Overheard at Augie” Twitter video

Thea Gonzales April 18, 2019

"I wish people would recognize that it is their fight. It is not administration’s or SGA’s. It is the people’s fight" – MJ Mason The Observer sent a reporter into the streets to gather campus...

“Overheard at Augie” submission goes viral

April 16, 2019

Developing story: check out for the latest details. Transcript of the video below. WARNING: transcript includes vulgar, sexual, violent language.  Since its release early this morning...

Another national day, another post

October 13, 2016

Scroll through your Twitter, Facebook, or even Instagram timeline and you'll see that it's a national day commemorating guacamole, lemonade, ice cream, and so on. The list gets longer and random as we...

Album Review: The Lumineers bring forth new album

April 22, 2016

After what has felt like decades for The Lumineers fans, the trio released their second album on April 8. “Cleopatra” has come to us about four years after The Lumineers’ previous release, their...

Politicians using social media as campaign vehicle immature, clever

September 5, 2015

Social media has become a powerful tool that does more than communicate individuals to one another. Twitter, for example, allows users to instantly share their ideas through either a 140 word count message,...

Protests valid response to brutality: Destruction, riots in Baltimore necessary expression of pain

May 2, 2015

Freddie Gray was arrested on April 12, 2015 in Baltimore, Md. after he and another man were pursued after making “eye contact” with police and then fleeing, according to The Baltimore Sun. There were...

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