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Social Media is an important tool in times of the pandemic

Victoria Meza, Reporter

September 14, 2020

Since its creation, social media has been the tool for everyone to get in touch with their families and friends. Social media has improved the way new and old generations can communicate, and it has been converted into an important tool to establish any kind of relationship. Social media is an important tool; it is very useful, mostly in these times of the pandemic that has...

Social media’s impact on the coronavirus pandemic

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 27, 2020

Social media accounts sharing reports on the coronavirus has caused many fears and paranoia for people trying to avoid the outbreak. The media has produced reports and uploaded footage about the coronavirus outbreak in a way that has made viewers more afraid to be outside of their homes. According to the Fox 17 website, viewers are consuming a lot of information about t...

Op-ed: Positive and negative effects of social media

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 24, 2020

Social media, and other modern technology, have become a major part of our daily lives. With technology being prevalent, many people have chosen to join social media as a way to keep in touch with friends or follow celebrities. I have been using social media since I was fifteen and it has been a good thing for me to use because it has helped me keep in touch with friend...

Twitter to begin banning political advertisements starting November 2019

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Following the fiasco of “fake news” hitting social media platforms during the 2016 presidential election, Twitter will ban political advertising on the site starting November 2019. The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, made the announcement days after Congress and the public collectively disapproved of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to refuse fact-checks on ads that...

Students and faculty members gathered to discuss the first amendment and how pornography affected the amendment.

Gadfly Cafe on social media, the web, and free speech

February 22, 2019

Bakersfield College Philosophy professor and Gadfly Cafe host Reggie Williams held the first Gadfly Cafe of the Spring school semester on Wednesday, Feb.13...

The adverse effects of meeting strangers on social media

Rhiannon Stroberg, Features Editor

December 2, 2015

With the Internet being a great place to socialize and meet different people in different countries, it’s also a way for people to satisfy their strange desire to meet complete strangers or buy things from strange people. When I was growing up, my mother had always told me not to talk to strangers, but being the curious little girl I was, I did anyway. At a young age,...

Social media is not enjoyed by everyone

Victoria Miller, Opinions Editor

November 4, 2015

Social media is a big part of people’s lives, particularly for young adults, like myself. So it strikes many people as weird when they learn that I do not have any form of social media. However, this wasn’t always so. I did once have a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I’ve been without both Facebook and Twitter for almost four years, and I had an Instagram account until ...

Social networks become an addiction

Crystal Sanchez, Reporter

February 29, 2012

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are becoming prevalent in the lives of many Bakersfield College students. BC students spoke about how social media sites affect their lives and how addiction may soon become a problem. They discuss how the 10 tips to help social media addiction can be effective for curing social media addiction. “I have a Facebook, Twitter...

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