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Congress moves forward with bill to ban TikTok

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor March 20, 2024

Congress is continuing its plan of banning TikTok for American users. The extremely popular social media platform may be banned for all Americans due to foreign security concerns. The vote in the House...

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Mallory Waligora, Political Editor February 7, 2024

On Jan. 31, the tech giants of the world were humbled. Mark Zuckerberg, best known for creating Facebook, attended a hearing in the Senate to address concerns over the linkage of mental health issues...

Letter from the Editor: It’s good to be back

Letter from the Editor: It’s good to be back

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief September 13, 2023

For me, nothing beats a Michigan autumn. Every other season just pales in comparison. What can beat crisp morning air, scenic colors on the trees, fall sports, Halloween, cider mills –– the answer...

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TikTok CEO testifies in Congress as national ban looms

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2023

On Thursday, March 23, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew appeared in front of Congress to give testimony on issues of security surrounding the platform. The app, which boasts 150 million American users, has been...

SATIRE: Commiserating over TikTok consumerism trends

SATIRE: Commiserating over TikTok consumerism trends

Olivia Chiappelli and Tori Coker January 25, 2023

This article must begin with an anecdote: It was like any other usual Monday morning when I first laid eyes on it. I was so shocked and confused as to why its presence was being treated as just a normal...

As part of a recent social media video challenge, people were encouraged to cook chicken with NyQuil, an over the counter (OTC) drug that cures the nighttime symptoms of the common cold and flu. This is in response to a viral TikTok video of a man frying two chicken breasts in the cold and flu medication.

FDA warns of viral ‘NyQuil Chicken Challenge’ on TikTok

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter September 28, 2022

Peer pressure and social media trends — particularly when they involve the misuse of medications — can be a harmful combination for many people.  As part of a recent social media video challenge,...

Gorpcore is a subgenre of the techwear movement comprised of items usually worn by hikers and skiing enthusiasts.

Arc’teryx on me: Gorpcore Explained

Alexander Gustanski, Senior Reporter February 9, 2022

If you have come across any fashion TikToks, you might have seen the term “Gorpcore” thrown around before, but what does it mean? Gorpcore is a subgenre of the techwear movement comprised of items...

The average TikTok user in the U.S. spends an hour and eight minutes on the app a day. The app can be distracting for high school and college students.

Is TikTok shrinking students’ attention spans?

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor November 17, 2021

The average TikTok user in the U.S. spends an hour and eight minutes on the app a day, according to a recent study from Business of Apps. Michigan State University senior Kelsi Karpinski’s watch time...

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How to rejuvenate your life post-midterms

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor November 3, 2021

I don’t know about you, but for me this semester has sped by faster than any semester in my college career thus far, and I can hardly keep up. Having made it to November — and surviving the many exams,...

Songs that are randomly even better than “Castaways” by The Backyardigans

Lauren Reid, Content Editor May 26, 2021

If you’ve been on TikTok in the last month, there’s no way you haven’t heard the app’s most recent banger — “Castaways” by The Backyardigans. There’s just something about that song. I...

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