Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it

Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it

Sydney Riemer, Design Editor

October 29, 2019

On September 15th, 2019, I decided to take a leap of faith and do something that I had been thinking about for the last few months. I pulled my phone out of my back pocket, quickly typed in my passcode and, without a second thought, held my finger down on Instagram and Snapchat and clicked the tiny X...

Snapchat era challenges generational ideas of privacy

Emma Drainsin, Editor-in-Chief, Newspaper

May 28, 2018

Over 3.5 billion Snapchats are sent every day, according to a 2017 report by statista.com. Possessing the ability to capture every moment with the touch of a button, Snapchat and other similar interfaces have become increasingly popular with teenagers. But what happens when someone doesn’t want...

Urban students seek messaging apps based on popularity

Diego Lopez, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

Texting is a prominent part of culture at Urban in addition to many alternative forms of communication. While in school, it is hard to communicate through text messages because cell service is unreliable at best. Spencer Ghobadian (‘18) and Ben Lee (‘17) use iMessage, Facebook messenger or other ser...

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