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| Social Media Director

Colbert among names to speak at CGI U

Stephen Colbert will be one of more than a dozen celebrities and academics converging at Washington University in less than one month for the sixth annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting.

| Editor in Chief

My Jihad

As I’m sure many of you have heard, Pamela Geller has struck again. Her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, recently put up controversial ads in New York City subways declaring, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.

Ola Abiose | Class of 2014


Surely you’ve seen them. Someone posts a link from the popular website #WHATSHOULDWECALLME on someone else’s Facebook wall. It’s a seemingly universal action with a clever GIF, or animated photo, attached to it. For example, “WHEN YOURE THE ONLY ONE OF YOUR ROOMMATES WHOS DRUNK” and a GIF of Jemaine from “Flight of the Conchords” dancing.

A brief guide to celebrities on Twitter

Everyone’s favorite octogenarian, Betty White (@bettywhite), recently joined Twitter, becoming the latest celebrity to jump on board with the popular social networking website. Here are our favorite celebrities to follow on Twitter, with one of each celebrity’s best tweets and 140 characters or less on why we love each one.

Jeffrey Li

The rise of generation ‘F’

I have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Foursquare, Google+, Spotify,, Bonfyre and Pinterest accounts. Although I’ll be the first to admit that my online social life may be slightly excessive, I doubt my experience is uncommon.

Eric Schwartz | op-ed Submission

Paterno inaccuracies demonstrate perils of new media

Joe Paterno died on Sunday morning. There is a chance, however, that you heard about it on Saturday night, when many news organizations reported that Paterno had died many hours before he actually did. The original report came from Onward State, Pennsylvania State University’s independent student news blog, which tweeted the erroneous information.

Wash. U. problems signifies some problems

A recent StudLife column entitled, “#washuproblem? Get over it,” stirred up much criticism among Wash. U. students who have understandably taken a liking to this student-created Twitter/Facebook craze.

| Staff Columnist

Twitter: actually good for something

Before I came back to school, I went to see the New York Times documentary “Page One.” The standout figure of the film was columnist David Carr, whose gravelly-voiced, eloquent opinions about Twitter made it clear to me that my decision to join earlier this year didn’t mean I had “succumbed” to tweeting.

| Forum Editor

The book that helped start a revolution

Last week, the rule of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt was toppled. In 2003, Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship that had lasted since 1979 ended. But there’s a distinct difference between these two changes of power. One was done with weapons and soldiers, the other with tweets and posts.

| Staff Columnist

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