November 18, 2018

Social media carry risks to mental health

By Karina Kajishima, Spoke News Checking the phone before going to bed and right after waking up is a common routine for most of the young people nowadays. However, this habit can be a dangerous one to have and sometimes leads to serious mental health issues. A study conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Young Health Movement showed that “social media was worsening bullying, body image … Continued

Maybe social media isn’t so bad

BY MIKE TURCOTTE-MCCUSKER People give today’s younger generations a lot of grief about how much time is spent on cellphones and computers. Most say they hear it at least once a week: “Kids these days and their damn phones,” or something similar. But what if that cellphone and being on social media could result in saving someone’s life? Is this technology really such a bad thing? The Waterloo Region Record … Continued

Media’s infatuation disturbing

BY REBECCA SOARES We all have our bad moments but perhaps media outlets on the weekend of Feb. 10 went too far. The Winter Olympics began on Feb. 9 and North and South Korea participated under a “united Korea flag” for the opening ceremony and during the competition. North Korea sent Kim Yo Jong, the sister of Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader, to represent that country during the games. … Continued

Trusting journalists and the news

BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA The climate between the public and political journalism has changed. With a vast number of publications and a more visible publication bias in the minds of readers, the average citizen is having a harder time finding news they can trust. “Also, online news has muddied the waters (regarding) what they trust and who they can trust,” said Nick Taylor-Vaisey, the national director of The Canadian Association of … Continued

Clown coverage must end

BY ROLAND FLEMING It’s time the media circus moved on, and the clowns went home. What started as an isolated incident in August has now spread to more than 20 states and other countries such as Canada and the UK. The media serves to inform the public about what is going on around them. In turn, this helps people to be aware and protect themselves from threats that may exist in … Continued

Escape the obsession of social media

BY SEAN MALINOWSKI I want to live in the days where you had to look someone up in the telephone book. When you had to put an effort into pursuing a relationship with someone, whether a friendship or more than that. Nowadays you can flex your social muscles over social media platforms. There are, of course, benefits of social media that make our lives as social mammals more efficient. But … Continued