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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Swipe Right: Leaked Tinder Profiles of the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Many have noted the Obama campaign’s use of social media to reach younger voters in both 2008 and 2012. And it looks like the next crop of presidential hopefuls are following in his footsteps by taking advantage of the millennial generation’s most popular social outreach app-Tinder. After a weekend of furious swiping (and quite a

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Which Really is Mightier, the Pen or the Sword?

  Well folks, this is it. An epic showdown going back hundreds of years – basically since one of our ancestors invented a sharp rock and the other drew pictures on a cave wall. In one corner,...

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The Revolution Will Not Be On Facebook

Facebook is proving that it cares more about expanding internationally than protecting users’ rights to privacy and expression. On Jan. 9, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a firm and emotional statement on the importance of free speech...

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

“You’ll Die If You’re Not Enthusiastic”: Inside the Woes of the Exclamation Point

We live in very exclamatory times. Thanks to the internet, we have a ton of outlets for our enthusiasm, most commonly expressed by the use (and overuse) of the exclamation point. But have you ever paused to...

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Documents Show The Islamic State’s Start-Up Pitch

We’ve heard a lot about how ISIS uses social media to recruit new members and spread it’s message. And as MATTER pointed out- if ISIS was a start-up, they’d be working with some pretty impressive statistics. But...

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Overheard: Conversations about Ferguson

Weeks after the shooting of Michael Brown, the media seems to have moved on. But the stark reality of racism in modern America had a solid fifteen minutes of fame before more important news (all SEVEN seasons...

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

What is Our Responsibility to Iraq?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Preschoolers Host Clinic on How to Fall Properly for World Cup Players

An official committee, made up of six three year-olds and a precocious two year-old, were recruited by World Cup officials to teach players how to fall without becoming hysterical. The clinic was held Sunday night, following the...

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

iPhone Users: Enlightened Futurists or Antisocial Assholes?

Does having an iPhone make us better people, or does it just make us even lazier and less aware of our surroundings? POINT: “I Hate My iPhone, But I’ll Die Without It” I first realized that my...

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