Recovering addicts: Students balance TikTok and productivity

In less than five years, the social networking app TikTok has turned into the most used platform in the digital world. In the first half of 2018 alone, the same year it ditched its previous name, Musical.ly, TikTok was downloaded more than 104 million times on Apple’s app store–surpassing Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. According to data released by the Chinese-owned company, its one billion users worldwide, 100 million of which live in the United States, spend an average of an hour and 25 minutes on …

We need to talk about Jared Leto

The curtain that shielded the predatory men in Hollywood has been inching its way open, yet Hollywood has been radio silent when it comes to Jared Leto, unless you’re Dylan Sprouse and James Gunn. This sunday Leto presented Olivia Rodrigo with her grammy, which then incited a twitter frenzy of fans hoping to protect Rodrigo from the alleged predator. This leads the question, Leto’s sexual misconduct has been circulating for years, why has Leto never formally addressed it or rather, why has no one approached …

TikTok sound snippets are snuffing out songs

Mac Miller’s “Swimming” , Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange”, Childish Gambino’s “Because The Internet” and Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN” are in the highest regard of art, with purpose and meaning the albums become more than just songs played in a collective. With the rise of TikTok and Spotify, albums are nitpicked, with only the best songs or even the best verses having the potential to become viral TikTok snippets. Nic D(@iamnicd) is a new TikTok artist that is known for his podcast “The FRDi Show” as well …

Quarantine comfort cookies TikTok style

As social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic becomes our reality for the unforeseeable future, finding ways to pass time isn’t always simple. Sure, bouncing between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds isn’t a bad excuse to pass time under the circumstances of being in a global pandemic, but how about switching up media content comfort to kitchen creativity? The world of TikTok food accounts can help with just that, as well as the creation of these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. TikTok has now become the …