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Rising Internet Censorship: The Take-Down of Your Favorite Social Media Apps

Rising Internet Censorship: The Take-Down of Your Favorite Social Media Apps

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Recently, internet censorship across various media platforms has been rising, and YouTube is a principle example of the negative consequences of censorship on creators and users alike. Throughout the course of 2019, YouTube has been demonetizing videos for controversies relating to anti-vaccination, t...

How Shane Dawson Transformed YouTube Culture

How Shane Dawson Transformed YouTube Culture

Anna Anglin, Web Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Three years from today, some avid youtube watchers might have viewed Shane Dawson as a dying comedian. Dawson began his youtube career in 2008, making sketch comedy videos performing as his own original characters, celebrity satire and discussing pop culture. He quickly gained internet fame and a wide...

An Inspiration to Youtube, Claire Wineland, Dead at 21

An Inspiration to Youtube, Claire Wineland, Dead at 21

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

“You can be in pain and yet you can see beauty and that’s what makes life so incredible” -Claire Wineland   Claire Wineland, a Youtube personality and motivational speaker, died on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at 6 P.M. Claire struggled a battle with cystic fibrosis her whole life. After final...

Why do we love stupid?

Why do we love stupid?

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

YouTube is the biggest video streaming service on the internet. With billions of people that use the site each day, there are endless opportunities for videos to get popular or “go viral.” This is the breeding ground for new ideas, popular personalities, and advertisements for new products,  so...

Dylan Gardener’s Debut Album proves to be Sensational

Dylan Gardener’s Debut Album proves to be Sensational

Kristin Iler, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015


Filed under Music, Showcase

No surprise that the name Dylan Gardner is probably familiar; he is a YouTube sensation. He went viral with a cover of the Beatles “Abbey Road” that he constructed in 15-second increments. Since then, Gardner has hit many musical milestones, getting his singing career off to a great start. In 2013,...

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