Front of house: Social media’s repackaging of Black death

As much as it has helped, social media has also harmed victims of police violence by reducing them to symbols, Caelan Reeves CM ’24 writes.

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Wuss poppin’: Clown memes — the modern fool’s gold

Pop culture columnist Nadya Siringo Ringo SC ’21 talks the trend of clown memes and what it says about the newest generation of internet users. “Nowadays, the clown isn’t a subject but rather a reflection of the fools we see in ourselves and others. The memes capitalize on the universality of mistakes and false hope — they rebuff viewers for striving toward something that leads to worthless results but validates them at the same time,” she writes.

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OPINION: ‘Woke Twitter’ needs to hold itself accountable

In the atmosphere of blackface accusations against Instagram influencers, Ariana Grande has come under the spotlight for potential cultural appropriation and revealed the hypocrisy of many ‘woke’ Twitter users. Back in December 2018, a Twitter thread “exposing” white Instagram influencers who were using self-tanner, extensions and lip fillers to make

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In Their Own Words: Athletes Use Twitter To Control Media Narrative

  There is certainly no shortage of places for the sports fan to turn for quality coverage. You may have jumped on The Athletic train, casually scrolled through the all-encompassing Bleacher Report app, or stayed loyal to the original, ESPN. Regardless of where you get your information, you can bet

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