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The red sign conveys the unnecessary influx of hatred directed towards the current state of YouTube, while the grayed out colors represent the growing irrelevance with the site. Photo By: Steven Gresham.

How and Why Youtube is Going Downhill

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

I have practically lived on YouTube for the past five to six years of my life (a fact that I am not very proud of), and I struggle to correctly describe my frustrations with the current state of this site....

Youtube sensations Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star created and released a makeup collection. Their launch was so successful, they ended up selling out in less than 10 minutes.

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star Release Their “Conspiracy” Collection

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor November 16, 2019

Influencers Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson released a collaboration eyeshadow palette along with merch and a makeup collection. The bundle of items was released on Nov. 1. The launch was so successful,...

YouTube and Pinterest are two of the many social media apps which have begun censoring their content. (Photo from

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

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer April 9, 2019

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...

In the past year, Shane Dawson has become famous for his Investigative “docuseries.” What really attracts his audience is the perfect balance of comedy, suspense, and inspiration. Photo From: “The Real Truth About Tanacon” by Shane Dawson

How Shane Dawson Transformed YouTube Culture

Anna Anglin, Web Editor November 2, 2018

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...

This image was taken from Claire Wineland’s Instagram,  @claire.wineland. Wineland had thousands of followers who were devastated at her passing.

An Inspiration to Youtube, Claire Wineland, Dead at 21

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer September 18, 2018

“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....

The logo of the Internet giants themselves, YouTube is a huge part of our lives, but is it stupid?

Why do we love stupid?

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer April 1, 2015

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...

Dylan Gardener’s Debut Album proves to be Sensational

Kristin Iler, Staff Writer March 25, 2015

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,...

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