Author - Candice

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Yik Yak- The New Social Media: Who is Boot Girl?
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D’Youville Snowpocalypse 2014

Yik Yak- The New Social Media: Who is Boot Girl?

A few months ago I first heard about the hottest new social media app among college students- Yik Yak. Several people had mentioned it on Twitter so I decided to download it to see what it was all about. The app is basically an anonymous Twitter. It allows people to post anonymous thoughts or “yaks,” as the app calls it, and anyone can vote those yaks up or down. Some consider the app to be the worst form of social media because there is no accountability for what is said- a perfect lair for cyber bullies.

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D’Youville Snowpocalypse 2014

Snowpocalypse 2014 is what everyone is calling the monster snowstorm that hit Buffalo and the surrounding areas. It all started early Tuesday morning on November 18th. I confidently told my doubtful roommates, “We are totally getting a snow day tomorrow,” and sure enough we were woken by the cancellation at 6:38am. Little did I know what snowpocalypse had in store for us. Not one, not two, but THREE SNOW DAYS!! Three days of fun, freedom, and no school! After each cancellation everyone was ecstatic, twitter blew up, and toasts were made. The excitement of the snow days could not be[…]

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