Tag Archives: college

My Breakup with Snapchat </3

When I first deleted my Snapchat, I never thought it would last. Just like a romantic relationship, I thought that our attachment had grown too strong and I just wanted to take a ~break~ to get some much needed space. “It’s not you Snapchat, it’s me.” I thought to myself. Well, a whole ten months […]

Taking care of Coco

So I recently bought a 2 month old hedgehog. Her name is Coconut but everyone just calls her Coco. She is the cutest little ball of fur and quills out there and everyone of my friends fights me over when they get to play with her. The problem with Coco, other than being a huge […]

How to Land or Lose a Job Through Social Media

Due to the prevalence of social media, companies and universities are starting to research potential candidates through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites. A costly picture or post found by a boss could hurt your chances at receiving a job or cause you to lose an existing job. Trying to identify inappropriate material by […]

“Studying” Abroad and Social Media

Florence, Italy: the place that completely stole my heart and absolutely changed me forever.  Studying abroad was hands down the best experience of my life.  When else in your life are you going to be able to travel for such an extended period time, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the culture and experience […]

Anonymity and Social Media

     New social media platforms seemingly crop up every few months, with some catching on quickly and generating a large user base within a short period and others never really making it past the stage of infancy. One platform which has risen to prominence over the past couple of years is Yik Yak, an […]

Sports fans love to hate on social media

This year has seen one of the biggest sports scandals in recent memory: the Deflategate saga of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It dominated the headlines of all different types of media including social media. The story originally gained traction because of tweets from reporter Bob Kravitz and ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen. Eventually, […]

iPhone Users: Start Using “Find My Friends”!

Apple includes several native iOS apps on its devices, which users don’t really have a choice but to have on their phones. For better or worse, apps like “Compass”, “Game Center”, “Voice Memos”, “Podcasts”, and the Apple Watch app are installed on every updated iOS device and cannot be uninstalled. Apple also has several apps on […]

#ParentsWeekend

“I really need to clean my mod” “I should probably put some books on my desk” “Yes! I’m desperate for some grocery money…” All of these thoughts, amongst others, have crossed our minds over the past week in preparation for parents weekend.  It’s senior year and we are all getting sentimental with our “lasts” before […]

My Social Media Journey: Then and Now (but not BuzzFeed Style)

I still remember when I received the invitation to join “Thefacebook” on April 1, 2005 and my wonder and awe as I discovered a world of “Facebook stalking,” imagining what my college experience would look like, and being able to re-connect with friends that had already moved away from Puerto Rico (where I grew up). […]

Finale

If this semester has taught me anything, its that Social Media’s uses go far beyond what we utilize it for. Coming into college, I was sure that I was a master of the cyber world. I was getting about 20 likes per tweet, 100 likes per instagram, and my facebook profile likes had me on […]

Mini Augmentation

With the recent introduction of products such as the Apple Watch and Google Glass, technology companies are finding ways to “improve” gadgets so much that they are no longer hand held, but attached to our bodies. Beyond that, techies are making predictions that products that will allow us to “enhance” our vision of reality will […]

The Sandlot Theory

I would first like to start off by saying I am in no way, shape, or form a psychologist or sociologist, or even remotely close to being an expert in either field. I am a 22-year-old marketing major in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. In fact I have only ever taken two psychology classes […]

Taylor Swift: The Porn Industry’s New Darling

Okay, Taylor Swift is not in the porn industry, but I got your attention. While she is not having sex on film, Taylor Swift, along with other entities such as Harvard, is buying up domain names to ensure she is not a casualty to the new surge of web page names, set to become available later […]

From College Guides to College Guide Apps: A Review

When I think back to the onset of my college search process I remember feeling one thing, overwhelmed.  There are thousands of institutions of high education in the U.S. and many different ways to define them.  The categories include combinations of big, small, public, private, urban, rural, religiously affiliated, etc.  With all of these choices, […]

#fitfam: Growing a(n Extremely) Personal Brand

My 2013 New Year’s Resolution was to lose weight. So original, right? I had been overweight all my life, and though I had lost nearly 30 pounds since 2011, I wanted to take back control of my health, after doctors telling me for the better part of eight years that I needed to do something […]