Social Media

The Roundup’s football game coverage continues to evolve, improve
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP 240,000 impressions in a 28-day period or roughly 8,400 impressions a day. That is how many people looked at, @brophysports, The Roundup’s sports Twitter account’s, tweets during the last month, according to analytics.twitter.com. As a first year, first-time reporter, knowing that tens of thousands of people are about to read your tweets is an unbelievable amount of pressure. For me, it kind of felt…
Social media should play more of an important role in college application
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Social media is a tool that has given students exposure to current news and information, but it has also given colleges the opportunity to further their research on their applicants. The traditional college application has always incorporated the student’s GPA, test scores, extracurricular activities, recommendation letters and essays. According to a USA Today article, a study shows that there has been a new…
Surrounded by Violence: Social media promulgates violence, increases terrorist power
Graphic by Bryce Owen ’17 – Terrorist groups use social media as a platform for communication and propaganda. By Anthony Cardellini THE ROUNDUP In The Roundup‘s November 2014 edition, Cameron Bray ’16 heralded a warning to the praise social media was receiving for increasing student activism. “ISIS, perhaps the most notorious terrorist group alive today, uses social media to showcase its brutality and ruthlessness,” he stated. Over one year later,…
Hashtag activism brings issues to social media feeds
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP This August students couldn’t log in to Facebook without seeing videos of someone dumping ice water on their head. The most recent online activism campaign was the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” According to alsa.org, the challenge involves people dousing themselves in buckets of ice water on video, posting the video to their social media, and then challenging others to do the same in an…