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Tiktok needs to stop romanticizing eating disorders

Tiktok needs to stop romanticizing eating disorders

Emily Johnston, Assisstant Opinion Editor

October 16, 2020

Picture Cassie Ainsworth, the character from “Skins,” not eating for 3 days for an arbitrary reason and teaching her classmates how not to eat.  She was the quintessential thinspo, or thinspiration, as her frail frame was used relentlessly to show the “ideal” body. On TikTok, it seems...

UVM student looks to quell quarantine concerns through TikTok

Sophomore Sam Joyner posted a video on TikTok for his second day in isolation after going to his sister's wedding, sharing what food UVM gave him.

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter

October 14, 2020

It’s almost a normal weekday for Sophomore Sam Joyner, except today he’s sitting alone in a hallway of empty dorm rooms accompanied only by people in hazmat suits, making TikToks to offer a glimpse into his life during isolation. Although UVM has outlined some procedures online about what UVM...

TikTok brings young creators to the center

TikTok brings young creators to the center

Emily Johnston

January 30, 2020

TikTok, a video-sharing app that is growing in popularity, is exactly what youth culture needs. TikTok is a social network owned by ByteDance and was launched in 2017. Since its initial release, the app has garnered 1 billion active users, according to a June 2019 CNN article. “At first I downlo...

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