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    Editorial: Baylor weather alerts need consistency on all platforms

Editorial: Baylor weather alerts need consistency on all platforms

Some of the student body were less than pleased with the way alerts were sent. While there may have been some inconsistencies, it is important to understand the Baylor alert process from the first mention of possible bad weather to when we get those alerts to our electronic devices.

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    Viewpoint: Don’t let social media steal your joy

Viewpoint: Don’t let social media steal your joy

We’ve all experienced the life evaluation that occasionally follows after checking social media. That girl ran a half-marathon this morning? I haven’t gotten out of bed yet. He landed an impressive accounting internship? I can’t even remember to pay my rent on time.

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    Professor examines new digital trend

Professor examines new digital trend

Baylor’s Dr. Candi Cann, assistant professor of Religion in the Honors College, aims to understand how the apps and services we use daily change the grieving process.

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    Points of View: Lariat’s new services are weapons in battle for better news

Points of View: Lariat’s new services are weapons in battle for better news

News can be a great sleep-inducer, especially when reading a news story leads you to ask, “Why do I care?” Let me ask you this: Why DO you care? Why pick up a newspaper at all?

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    Right to remain tweeted: Local PD takes to  social media

Right to remain tweeted: Local PD takes to social media

Virtual red and blue lights are flashing across the Internet, with more and more Waco-area police departments making the transition to social media.

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    Viewpoint: Remove your social media masks

Viewpoint: Remove your social media masks

We’re becoming a culture of zombies without guts. We mindlessly wander through life hoping to run across something to stimulate us. We shy away from responsibility, yet we still feed ourselves with a constant bombardment of trivial social media posts, celebrity stories and the latest fashions.

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    Editorial: Facebook, Twitter: How much is too much?

Editorial: Facebook, Twitter: How much is too much?

Fellow students, we all remember a time when we checked Facebook five times a day, each time taking 30-45 minutes scrolling through other people’s statuses and photos. Some of us have proudly narrowed that down to two times a day now. And only for about 10 minutes each (hopefully).

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Lecturer: Story still central for movie industry

Baylor’s film and digital media department has undergone changes over the years. No longer does the industry revolve solely around 35mm film cameras. The digital age is abundantly present.

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    KWTX news director: New media could have changed Waco siege

KWTX news director: New media could have changed Waco siege

Nineteen years ago, federal agents attemped to execute a search warrant at Mt. Carmel, the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, after the McLennan County Sheriffs Office was notified of the possible presence of illegal weapons.

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The world can hear you: social media’s growing impact

A story that started with a Baylor student’s Facebook post has sparked discussion about how college students and professors are realizing the power of social media both in and out of the classroom.

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