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KYLIEBYTES: Are your smartphones spreading the coronavirus?

KYLIEBYTES: Are your smartphones spreading the coronavirus?

Kylie Robison

March 12, 2020

I’m Kylie Robison and this is KYLIEBYTES, a column where I talk about technology and its impact on society. Follow me on Twitter @kylie_robison for more. The coronavirus panic seems to be more infectious than the disease itself. With school closures, shifts to online instruction, and a lot of empt...

IN THE EAT OF THE MOMENT: Going to Disneyland soon? Try these 10 Treats!

Graphic by Jordan Parker

Jordan Parker

March 3, 2020

Before your Disneyland trip, it’s important to know that you’re going to spend a lot of the money on food. That’s why it's helpful to identify what you really want to try so you can avoid wasting your money on things that don’t live up to your expectations. If you happen to be taking a trip ...

KYLIEBYTES: Is your data safe on TikTok?

KYLIEBYTES: Is your data safe on TikTok?

Kylie Robison

February 19, 2020

If TikTok makes you feel old, you’re not alone. I’m still slightly confused about the whole craze. It’s only been a couple years since I was making Vines with my friends at the mall, so everyone please, give me a second to comprehend this one. TikTok has everything from cringey lip-syncs to nail-biting, cin...

COLUMN: How toxic tech culture failed the democratic process (again)

COLUMN: How toxic tech culture failed the democratic process (again)

Kylie Robison

February 6, 2020

This year, the Democratic Party attempted to implement a new voting technology for the Iowa Caucuses in the form of an app. The app was supposed to show the votes as the precinct chairs reported them.  This caucus is notable because out of the last nine Democratic caucuses, Iowa has voted for the event...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Torn between mourning a superhero and being an ally

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Torn between mourning a superhero and being an ally

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2020

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) Growing up, I watched Laker games with m...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: I’m a reluctant feminist — here’s why

SHIAVON’S JAWN: I’m a reluctant feminist — here’s why

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2020

This year marks the 100th anniversary of when women got the right to vote.  Women’s Suffrage sought to reform federal laws that excluded women from exercising their right to vote.  This was a huge step in feminism. White feminism that is.  Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: 5 lessons my mother taught me

Shiavon and her mom in Las Vegas. Shiavon wearing the necklace her mom got her for her 21st birthday, so she could be

Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

December 2, 2019

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) My mom. My mommy. Ma dukes. My friend. ...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Nicki Minaj is the true artist of the decade

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

November 18, 2019

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) I’ve seen a lot of people discussing t...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: Break up with your boyfriend because you’re sad

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2019

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) I was recently listening to my aunt’s ...

SHIAVON’S JAWN: No, I haven’t listened to the new Kanye

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Shiavon Chatman, Opinion Editor

October 28, 2019

A jawn. Pronounced jôn. Noun. A person, place, thing, or event that doesn’t need a specific name. An indescribable, but memorable entity. I’m Shiavon and this is Shiavon’s Jawn. (If these two words don’t rhyme, then you’re saying my name wrong.) Kanye West is a sellout to his people an...

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