From Our Phones to the Polls: How TikTok is Cultivating a New Era of Political Engagement

Before COVID-19, the end of summer would have signified packed back-to-school gatherings and campuses across the country bustling with their usual crowd. Now, students are tuned into their lectures behind their webcams, replacing classrooms and lecture halls with their own dorms and apartments. In exchange for face-to-face study groups, Hangout and Facetime have replaced visitsContinue reading “From Our Phones to the Polls: How TikTok is Cultivating a New Era of Political Engagement”

#JeSuisCharlie: The Legacy of the Twitter Movement, 5 Years Later

On the morning of January 7, 2015, the editorial meeting of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was well underway in Paris when two masked gunmen armed with AK-47s forced their way into the publication’s offices and opened fire, leaving twelve dead. This would signify the beginning of a three-day siege of terrorist attacks on the FrenchContinue reading “#JeSuisCharlie: The Legacy of the Twitter Movement, 5 Years Later”