Humorous social media marketing sees success

By Jack Buseck Wingspan contributor  The trend of snarky, rude, or condescending banter on social media from companies like Wendy’s has taken Internet culture by storm this past year. In attempts to garner attention from the younger generation, companies have taken a new approach to marketing, and for some it’s been a huge success.        

Students respond to ASMR videos

By Hally Provance Wingspan correspondent You know that feeling you get when you hear someone whispering? Or chewing? Or you hear the sound of fingernails on scratching on a surface?   For some, it sparks a tingling sensation through various parts of the body. For others, it elicits a feeling of uncomfortableness, but in a

Memes bridge fake news and readers

“Fake News,” is a rediscovered term that’s now common enough that it’s become deeply ingrained in the vocabulary of our sitting president. Unfortunately, President Trump fails to accurately define “fake news” for what it is, a type of yellow journalism that relies on the worst instincts of Americans, using fear-mongering, scandal-promoting, conspiracy theories, sensationalism, or

Memes help get political opinion across

By Keaton S. Marsh Contributing Writer The partisan divide in politics has seen a major influx of public opinion through memes, however the concept of political opinion through visual means is not a new concept. Political cartoons became largely popular in American politics during the Revolutionary War. Cartoonists with revolutionist viewpoints depicted King George as

Cats overtake the Internet: Science or good taste?

When it comes to Internet culture, some may consider it safe to say that cats contribute a large amount of content to the mix. Some people find them cute, funny and enjoy watching and seeing them do things. But what is it about cats that makes the Internet fawn over them and how do cats

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