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A Social Media Awakening

Grace Wiley shares her realizations regarding the motivations behind the "perfect" posts on her feed.
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The Fault in Our Star Signs

Does astrology have all the answers? Pei Ja Anderson pulls back the curtain on the Co-Star craze.
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Should Past Mistakes Define a Person’s Future?

Social media posts are often perceived as private and impermanent. Reflecting on two recent news items, Joshen Mantai insists that they are anything but.
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Is Your Daily Routine Someone Else’s?

Morgan Wiitala asks her fellow Gauchos to examine the effect YouTube videos have on their routines.
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Social Media is Messing with our Memories

Jordan Curiel raises questions about the "Memory" tool featured on social media platforms.
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AirPods Clout Raises Doubts

Anum Damani considers why AirPods are in such popular demand—and if the hype is worth it.
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Separating Artists From Their Art: When Are They #Canceled?

Alysha Agarwal debates the severity of #canceled culture in the age of the Internet, and where we should really draw the line.
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The Brandwagon Effect

Cristian Loza calls Apple's tech monopoly into question.
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Argument in the Office: The Merits of Read Receipts

Opinion writers Ally McCulloch and Simon Ahrens face off on the societal value of read receipts.
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AirPods: Pretentious or Practical?

Unafraid to stir up controversy, Melanie Ziment pleads her case for the 'Pods.
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The Clickbait Debate: Is Gossip Newsworthy?

Morgan Wiitala examines the blurred line between news and entertainment in media coverage of the Trump Administration.
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Tinder Massages: A Whole New Meaning of “I Gaucho Back”

Katherine Chen provides a strong endorsement of seeking massages via Tinder.
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‘#Canceled’ Culture Has No Place in the Classroom

Harper Lambert discusses the consequences of a hashtag trend.
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Best Dating Apps for People at UCSB Who Are Interested in Being in a Relationship

With Valentine's Day approaching, Komal Surani breaks down the online dating scene to assist Gauchos on their search for love.
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Sensationalism in Social Media

Brian Do cautions against the perception that social media posts are an accurate reflection of everyday life.
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