Author Archives: Minh-Y Tran

Came for the Pizza, Left with More Than Just a Slice

4 months filled with boxes of Pinos, cookies, donut cake, and assorted snacks from CityCo or CVS certainly sounds like a recipe for any senior looking to check off gaining the freshman 15. But, alas it wasn’t. Instead, it was part of the formula that equated to a successful two and a half hour class […]

1 Week, 3.4 Million Albums

Remember when buying and receiving iTunes gift cards was useful? Whether they were for stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts, $10 on an iTunes gift card could get you a whole album. However, those days are old news. These days, a majority of avid music listeners are subscribed to Spotify premium or loyal streamers on SoundCloud. […]

Social x Virtual Reality

We all know Virtual Reality (VR for short throughout this post) is going to bring some big changes. Of course, the changes are relatively abstract since VR as a whole is very new to the public eye – but that’s not to say it doesn’t have a ton of potential. Where exactly is the connection […]

Essena “I Quit Social Media” O’Neill

Would you quit social media cold turkey? This past week, 18-year-old, Australian, Essena O’Neill did just that. Over the past 4 years, Essena (Eh-seen-ah) O’Neill developed a huge follower base “with 570,00+ followers on Instagram, 250,000+ subscribes on YouTube, 250,000+ on Tumblr and 60,000+ average views on Snapchat.” She’s been asked to market products over her […]

Getting Personal – Reaching the Peak of ‘TMI’ on Social Media

How much information is too much information? With the rise of digital media, privacy has lost meaning, while sharing has been taken to a whole new level. These days, it’s almost too easy for users to share every waking minute of their day-to-day lives. Did you brush your teeth this morning? Oh, you ate a […]

140 No More?

Picture this – You’re typing what you think will be 140 characters of comedic genius. You’re not paying attention to what you’re typing, because it is in fact, a work comedic genius so why would you need to pay attention, right. You look down to press the send button and your heart drops to your […]

From the Runway to Your Phone: Creating a Brand in Fashion

What is a Man Repeller? “man·re·pell·er1  [mahn-ree-peller] –noun she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs. –verb (used without object),-pell·ing, -pell·ed. to commit the act of […]

Who Do You Know Here?: How Affiliation Goes a Long Way in Social Media

Social media doesn’t get enough credit. Some people consider it a consider it a wasteland for millenials to post selfies on. Others believe it creates an environment that gives credit to those who don’t deserve it (for example, The Fat Jewish). Yes, certain outlets do prove these skeptics true, but as a whole, social media […]