Student encourages readers to put the phone down, “Go outside! Talk to a friend! Clean something!”

Emma Daniel Editor-in-Chief I feel personally attacked when my phone notifies me my screen time is up from the previous week. Jeez, iPhone — don’t you know there’s a pandemic on? There’s sometimes a fleeting moment of clarity in which I think to myself, “Self, you need to get it together. This little computer in your Read More

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Troy University Students use memes to express concerns, complaints

Left: A meme posted to the Troy Students by Students Facebook group by Zipeng He. Right: Another meme posted to the same group by Soumitra Ganguly. These are a few examples of students using popular meme formats to voice their opinions and observations about campus issues. Lirona Joshi Staff Writer People posting memes on the various Read More

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Read before you agree

Rakshak Adhikari Contributor When students sign up on social media sites, they agree to lengthy terms of service, often without reading through them. According to Susan Sarapin, an assistant professor of multimedia journalism and communication, about 95 percent of people do not read the terms of service before clicking “Agree.” “There are mandatory arbitration clauses in Read More

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The smartphone debate: trading constant connection for peace of mind

Taylor Boydstun Variety Editor After warring with myself for over a year, I finally took the leap from a smartphone to a “dumb” phone in early January of this year. I had long been aware of the negative effects of ever-present social media, but I couldn’t quite commit to making the cut. During the last few Read More

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