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Reels is a new feature on Instagram that allows users to make 15 to 30 second videos. Photo by Bryan Nguyen

Instagram creates a new video format

Social media companies are in constant competition for users and to offer the most cutting edge features. Instagram often copies ideas from other popular social media platforms, such as Snapchat. Its newest victim was TikTok, a social media platform of short-form videos. After hearing the […]

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and other social media executives will be speaking with congressional committees this week. (Rolf Vennenbernd/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

Big tech companies face pressure to cease political ads

Big tech is getting bigger. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the digital economy made up 6.9% of the total GDP of the United States, a rate that is constantly growing. Yet as digital technology and media take up more and more of the […]

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Juniors Adam Buchwald and Zach Hibshman stand outside of MSD. Courtesy of Cait McVey

MSD students create organization “Parents Promise to Kids”

Following the events of Feb. 14, juniors Adam Buchwald and Zach Hibshman wanted to enact change in the world around them. With the help of various politicians and parents across the country, they started the organization “Parents’ Promise to Kids”, in which parents sign a […]

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Support for MSD has reached even the coldest place on Earth, Antarctica. Photo courtesy of Ashley Curtis

MSD alumna starts project to show worldwide support for MSD

In a show of support for the victims and the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, class of 2006 alumna Ashley Payanis Curtis has put together a collection of photos from around the country and the world with words of love. […]

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Protesters gather at the Monroe Park campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Photo courtesy of anonymous protester and contributor

U.S. businesses retaliate against recent executive orders

President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban all refugees Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 has caused an uproar not only on social media and news outlets, but also from CEOs of big name corporations such as Apple, Starbucks and Facebook. In an effort to reduce terrorism […]

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“#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens” Review

“#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens” Review

Parents, teachers, and teenagers alike received a reality check on Monday, Oct. 5, with the airing of “#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens,” a CNN special report on how social media is changing the way teens are growing up, hosted by Anderson Cooper. The […]

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