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Fake account may disrupt movement

May 9, 2018

By Ravyn Adams Contributing Writer  — COLUMN — How many of us read something online and go on to repeat it to someone else? What about stopping to fact check in between? While most of society turns to the internet f...

Facebook users buy, sell items

May 9, 2018

By Ravyn Adams Contributing Writer  — COLUMN — Facebook Marketplace, similar to eBay Inc. or Craigslist, gives users an opportunity to buy and sell unwanted items. Users post photos of the item with a price, descr...

Facebook users delete accounts

May 9, 2018

By Jacob Vaughn Copy Editor/Fact Checker Recent revelations over Facebook’s misuse of user data have prompted many to rally behind #DeleteFacebook, a movement to encourage users to delete their Facebook accounts. Figures such as W...

US Senators take on social media titan

May 9, 2018

By Thao Nguyen  Contributing Writer Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, attended a U.S. Senate committee hearing April 10 to explain why Facebook sells its users data to advertisers. Read More »...

Russian tech companies mislead internet community

May 9, 2018

By Morgan Hanson Opinions Editor In 2016, a hard-conservative Facebook page, Heart of Texas, advocated for Texas to secede from the U.S. Although it was littered with grammatical mistakes, the page garnered 250,000 followers...

Big Data could be big trouble for users’ privacy

May 9, 2018

By Morgan Hanson Opinions Editor “The scrapers were at it long enough,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, said, according to ABC News. “At some point during the last several years, someone has probably accessed your ...

CEO continues to impact lives online

May 9, 2018

By Kaniece Tell & Ravyn Adams Contributing Writers Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat before Congress to explain his company’s handling of user information. The young billionaire sat in a special cushion and wore a suit and tie – a stark contrast to...

Facebook faces trials after leaks

May 9, 2018

By Jubenal Aguilar Editor-in-Chief [email protected] The data of nearly all of Facebook’s more than 2 billion users could have been accessed improperly. The revelation expands on the social media company’s growing problems of how it handles its us...

Green Team Coalition hosts annual Earth Day

April 18, 2018

By Thao Nguyen Contributing Writer Brookhaven College’s Green Team Coalition hosted the ninth annual Earth Day Fest on campus to celebrate the environmental movement around the world. A recyclables fashion show and paper shredding were amo...

Clothes cause colossal ruin

April 18, 2018

The global fashion industry produces waste, taints ecosystems and destroys human lives with no end in sight. By Monica Mitrovic Copy Desk Chief The fashion industry is the world’s second-most polluting industry, behi...

Abuse portrays bad picture

April 5, 2018

By Thao Nguyen Contributing Writer Mary Schoals, a former Brookhaven College student, said she was in an abusive relationship when she was 18 years old. She grew up in a traditional Midwestern family where she was raised to not talk about her problems an...

Brookhaven offers free HIV testing

April 3, 2018

By Ravyn Adams Contributing Writer At the end of 2016, approximately 36.7 million people worldwide were living with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, according to hiv.gov. A...

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