Yik Yak as a Tool for Raw Expression–and Oppression on College Campuses

In 2013, Furman University graduates Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington launched the social media app Yik Yak, which allows users within a five-mile radius to anonymously create, vote on and comment on discussion threads made by other users in the vicinity. Since its inception, the app’s popularity has grown so much that it raised $73 [...]

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Drugs: Our Broken Justice System

A recent New York Times article by Katharine Q. Seelye details the horrors that families of heroin overdose victims and survivors face in coping with the way our country currently handles the heroin epidemic. In the article, “In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs,” many of these parents have stressed altering the [...]

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Perfectionism, The Bane of Emory Students

John Steinbeck once said, “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” Students at Emory feel the effects of perfectionism widely. The highly selective standards set for us to enter the University required us to be overachievers on our Common Applications. We were presidents of three clubs, captains of sports [...]

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