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Alumna speaks on importance of Facebook Live

Alumna speaks on importance of Facebook Live

Jason Wilson, Reporter

October 5, 2018

Caitlyn Cremeens, digital manager at DesignWorks and 2015 graduate, taught a session about the uses of Facebook Live within the professional world for Social Media Day at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room. “It’s important to teach high school kids because they have such a different...

Be skeptical of social media sites

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist

April 17, 2018

Here’s a hard reality we all must accept: Our favorite social media platforms–from Snapchat to LinkedIn–don’t care about our personal data. And by “don’t care,” I mean they only care insofar as they can leverage our data to further their business agenda. There are some who think when...

Business leaders spend time discussing role of social media

Business leaders spend time discussing role of social media

Tyler Manning

October 2, 2017

Fifteen representatives. More than 10 organizations. Three news stations. One community. One goal: to discuss how individuals and businesses could effectively use social media. Representatives from various organizations in Wichita Falls conducted a panel on Sept. 25 in the Wichitan newsroom, hosted by B...

Social media connects students to campus

Social media  connects students to campus

Cortney Wood

May 11, 2017

With more than 6,000 student on the campus, administration alongside student organizations work to get information out to students through emails, web word alerts and D2L notifications, but for students that live in the digital age, social media is crucial for students to stay connected to event...

Student pretends to be gay for ‘social experiment’

Student pretends to be gay for ‘social experiment’

Kelsey Purcell

September 28, 2016

Christopher “Topher” McGehee, mass communication sophomore, conducted a social experiment to get reactions for an essay he wrote for his academic research and writing class. McGehee posted a video on Facebook on Sept. 15 making claims that he was “coming out of the closet,” stating that he wa...

Social media: beyond the dark side

Thomas Goad

April 7, 2016

With literally hundreds of outlets — from Twitter to Facebook to YouTube to Instagram college students and officials have found social media as a new way to broadcast, advertise and connect.However, last fall, some students took to social media, specifically Yeti — a way to share photos and video...

Build a positive social media presence

Build a positive social media presence

Kara McIntyre

April 6, 2016

When I first started using Twitter six years ago, I never imagined that it would influence the world as much as it has. I never imagined that for any social media network, really. I figured it would be like all of the other trends—it'd be popular for a few months, create some waves in the community, and ...

Coordinator: ‘We try to be ahead of everything’

Coordinator: ‘We try to be ahead of everything’

Kara McIntyre

April 6, 2016

About the jobWhat does your job entail?"We monitor all of the social medias and everything on campus. We try to be ahead of everything and educate the students, faculty, and staff on social media in general and new things coming out or new features. The big one was about a month ago when Instagram de...

Closed-minded voters vilify variety

Closed-minded voters vilify variety

conner wolf

March 14, 2016

With the presidential election less than eight months away, it is hard to have a conversation with someone without it eventually shifting towards politics. This is a topic I enjoy hearing about, but often dread actually discussing. Younger voters are especially vocal about their opinions in politics. As ...

Students react to shooting threat

Samantha Forester

February 10, 2014

Students react to shooting threat from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Students had mixed feelings about the way different departments at the university handled the shooting threat made against the campus on the night of February 9. From mishaps on the university’s social media outlets to campus police conductin...

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