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Meme This: The Power and Potential of Internet Memes

In the summer of 2014, a girl from Houston, Texas woke up after a house party, clothes disheveled, with no memory of what happened the night before. A few weeks later, people began to...

Slap On That Filter (Or Not)

Good lighting? Check. Cute outfit? Check. Makeup on point? Check. You make sure that the flash is on. Finally, you and your friends pose and flash your spearmint-scented smiles at the camera and cross...

HQ is Honestly Quite Good

PICTURED ABOVE: HQ Host Scott Rogowsky entertains one million players on Feb. 13th’s 8 p.m. Mardi Gras game. Photo courtesy of HQ. When the clock nears 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., multitudes of teenagers,...

To Be Honest, TBH is Overrated  

PICTURED ABOVE: Users have the ability to send digital compliments to friends on the app. Screenshots provided by Charlotte Dross.  Human society as a whole tends to have an inherent craving to know what...

The Burden of Brighten

Around two weeks before winter break, one of my friends invited me to join Brighten. The concept was a good one: send genuine (and anonymous) compliments to ~brighten~ someone’s day. And for those two...

Social Media, Unfiltered

In the face of rising expectations of perfection, students turn to both fake and real personas online. Essena O’Neill seems like she belongs. At least, her selfie does. With blonde locks tucked behind her...

Tweet or Sleep

Senior Julia Pasquinelli stands in the lunch line. Her friends are close by, smartphones in hand as they check social media and surf the web. Pasquinelli, unlike her friends, is not holding any electronic...

Me, My Selfie and I: Best Selfie Spots at Hockaday

Social Media Manager Manisha Ratakonda examines Hockaday’s best selfie spots. El Elephante This gentle giant, created by alumna Meredith Burke ‘15, lives in the art gallery located in the science building. This clearly made...

Cumberbatch Meets his Cumbermatch

Celebrity obsession: We love them, but do they know who we are? Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the critically ac­claimed BBC television series “Sherlock,” as well as 2015 Academy Award nomi­nee for Best Actor, married...