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Snapchat, largely frequented social media app of brevity, is the platform for YOLO.

You only live once, so Snapchat says ask away

Ramya Krishna, Web Editor December 3, 2019

As I’m scrolling through my phone, emoji laden notifications pop up on my screen. Like a siren’s call, they implore me: “See who thinks about you in class” and “Ask: Tell me something you think...

Movement must engage the unengaged

Nick Carratu, Staff Writer December 4, 2015

The hashtags, the screenshots of deplorable YikYak comments and the images and videos of the Integrity for Guilford movement on campus have resonated throughout the Triad, garnering the attention of local...

This comment appeared on Yik Yak on Nov. 12, following the walkout in solidarity with Mizzou.

White supremacy: still the problem

Francesca Quigley, Staff Writer November 20, 2015

White supremacy and racism is rampant at Guilford. That’s a fact, not an opinion, but white people on campus seem to be surprised by it. People of color have been experiencing and fighting white supremacy...

Anonymity online can be a tool or a weapon ­— use it to build, not injure, community

Editorial Board November 13, 2015

When divulging personal ideas and opinions, some people don’t feel comfortable without a veil of anonymity. That’s why the Internet, offering users an impersonal and seemingly low-risk way to socialize,...

A student looks at Yik Yak on their phone. The app has caused controversy for its anonymous posts.

Yik Yak offers dangerous anonymity

Caleb Amstutz, Staff Writer October 23, 2015

Like Facebook 10 years ago, Yik Yak has taken the campus social media scene by storm. Yik Yak allows students to post anonymously about anything that comes to mind, and while most of these anonymous...

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