By KYLE CLARKE
In the past couple of weeks, Facebook has come under extreme scrutiny for allowing the unauthorized sale of user data to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, targeting political ads at specific users during the 2016 election cycle. Most of these ads contained false information and were designed to spread deceitful lies about specific political candidates. CEO and creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has even had to go to Congress to explain the company’s mishandling of user information.
By GRACE WINFIELD
Founded in 2004, Facebook is the most popular social network worldwide. According to Statista, Facebook acquired 2.2 billions members by the of the fourth quarter of 2017, the members varying in nationality, age, and sexual orientation.
By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF
The recent Facebook hack left many Facebook users questioning the safety of their information.
By VICTORIA GRANT
The Firearms Club is holding an event called 2A day. This event, similar to previous events will be focused primarily on education. The seminar and series of talks will be held in the Digital Auditorium on March 30.
By TONY BENSON
On the morning of February 18, stickers promoting a white nationalist organization were found at sites across campus. A schoolwide email was sent following the events by Anna Billingsley addressing the incident.
By ALEXIS ZIRPMOULIS
Is your private life truly private? Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat, most college students juggle multiple social media accounts. When you are fresh out of college and looking to leap into your career, it is important to have a squeaky clean social media presence, or as close to clean as possible. However, with several virtual personas to manage, maintaining track of your photographs, status updates and videos can become a challenge- and that unfavorable Friday night selfie can easily get lost in the chaos of your archived photos.
By MACKENZIE HARD
In the age of social media and followers, students are often tempted to add their professors online through sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Many University of Mary Washington professors and students sometimes question whether ot not to add each other.
By LAURA TAYLOR
On Thursday, January 25 around 8:30 p.m., a University of Mary Washington student posted a picture of a Confederate flag flying in Mason Hall. Following the event, junior Alex Sakes posted the picture of the Confederate flag in question flying in Mason hall at 8:30 p.m. on the “Overheard at Mary Wash” Facebook page.
By HANNAH GALEONE
The University of Mary Washington has over 150 different clubs and organizations, adding new ones each year. However this school year the university has seen interest from some students on campus, to create a …
By ANDREW ARENAS
On April 9, 2017, O’Hare International Airport police forcibly had removed passenger David Dao from United Flight 3411 after he refused to exit the airplane upon the demand of management. Dao screamed as officers pulled him out of his seat, and his face hit an armrest during the struggle.
By KAYTLYN BIDDLE
Due to recent events involving environmental protection, scientists and students alike have been coming together to form a “March for Science” to raise awareness for issues such as climate change and scientific integrity. Inspired by the Women’s March, which took place the day after President Trump’s inauguration, the scientists’ march on Washington is meant to be a non-partisan march to make the scientific community heard. The University of Mary Washington’s own Biological Student Association plans on attending the march and hopes to encourage others to attend while also informing them of the issues.
By ANDRE ARENAS
On Oct. 27 of 2016, Twitter announced that it would shut down Vine, a video sharing service they established in 2012. The company stated that its website will be available to view and download Vines, but users will not have the ability to post any vines “in the coming months.”
By JACOB ATKINSON
When I was accepted to the University of Mary Washington, I was very excited to meet new people and get to know my classmates, seeing as how I knew very few people from my high school that would also be attending.
By ESTER SALGUERO
Social media is a vital part of millennials’ lives and their college experience. Understanding Twitter, Facebook and Instagram can make communication all the easier, and could be a useful tool in the workplace after graduation. As social media affects students, faculty and administration, one group is looking to bring all three together and use social media to thrust UMW into the cyber world.
By CHARLOTTE RODINA and STEPHANIE TIPPLE
The Facebook group “Give it, Lend it, Sell it @ UMW,” created by senior biology major Marco Montero in February of 2012, is a forum with 972 University of Mary Washington members currently.
The University of Mary Washington has created an official Facebook page for the incoming class of 2016 in an effort to better inform students regarding questions and confusions that arise. This is the first time the university has directly sponsored …
By LAILA AYUB
Massive revolts in Tunisia began the Arab Spring, which is a series of pro-democracy protests throughout the Middle East. These insurgencies led to the fall of dictators, monarchs, and in some areas, widespread violence. As social movements …
Not a week goes by that I don’t hear the phrase, “Facebook is taking over the world.”
If this is true, I’m not really sure what kind of world we’re living in anymore.
Monday night, I logged onto my Facebook …
Have you ever been slightly uncomfortable when the couple just a table over from you starts getting up in each other’s business while you are trying to eat your lunch? You are not alone. Over eager Public Displays of Affection, …
I like kids as much as the next person (as long as the next person doesn’t like kids too much).
What I’m saying is, I like kids as much as the next person who isn’t a pedophile.
I used to …
By SARAH SMITH and EMILY MONTGOMERY
As students begin job-hunting in a competitive era of high unemployment and more college graduates, they try to present themselves in the best light possible—high grade point averages, involvement in extracurricular activities and volunteer …
By Jessica Shearwood
Lurkers, stalkers and posters fill tiny towns and busy streets, according to Hal Niedzviekcki, who gave a keynote presentation on the subject at UMW on March 31. Neidzviekcki is the author of Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning …
“Amanda, Please stop deleting your wall. If not for yourself, then for me. It’s creepy.”
This was a Facebook message from a concerned friend. The same friend who called me a renegade social networker.
The truth is, I am a …
Ten years from now, the class of 2010 will reunite in Fredericksburg to reminisce about the good times in college. As early as a year from now, some of us will be going to a five-year high school reunion. The …
By Megan Eichenberg
For students in assistant professor of Spanish Shara Voisard’s Grammar and Conversation course, logging on to Facebook involves more than updating statuses and posting on walls.
Since Sept. 18, Voisard and the students enrolled in her SPAN …
BY SUSANNAH CLARK Editor-in-Chief
Susannah Clark is now in a complicated relationship.
So read my Facebook page last week. I changed my relationship status to “It’s complicated” half as a joke and half as a social experiment. The reaction …
BY DAWN ROBEY Staff Writer
Have you checked your wall today? I have, and so have most of the 82 people on my friends list. The social networking craze has taken me under, and I am thoroughly addicted. MySpace and …