The authentic film “Zola” (2021) breaks degrading Hollywood stereotypes with its depiction of stripping, TV and film columnist Rorye Jones PO ’23 writes.
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.
Comedy, callouts and conversation: A look into Claremont Twitter
Are you on Claremont Twitter? In this insular community, members have gone viral, been endorsed by Jaboukie and sparked political discourse.
OPINION: The left must protect free speech in the digital age
The left should care about social media platforms weaponizing misinformation rules to influence public opinion, says Carter Moyer HM ’24.
OPINION: Current events cannot be understood through narratives alone
One can learn about events more effectively by combining personal narratives and objective sources, argues Phillip Kong PO ‘24.
OPINION: Twitter should not be your sole source of information
It’s imperative that we diversify the way we get our information on social media, says Emma Mansour SC ’24.
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.
OPINION: We all need to stop being so Extremely Online
It’s difficult to completely ignore the internet and its conflicts, so instead, personal limits need to be set to prevent digital self harm.
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
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