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Column: Mandate on toxic politics

By Kevin Hartung Taking the White House is a victory, holding the Senate and adding to the House number is also a win. Neither side generated a landslide victory indicating that a state of contention continues to exist in our country. We the people have found our voice. What played out in this election was ridding the government of venomous politicians and divisive actions. Voters are done with the antagonistic poison that exists in Washington, D.C. Clearly, the win was not a mandate for repealing legislation, but a directive to replace the antagonistic, revengeful discord among our elected officials. This may have been the highest turnout for an election since 1900, but it was not the repudiation hoped for or predicted. Past landslide elections have signaled shifts that carried America ...
Social Media: From Then to Now
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Social Media: From Then to Now

Photo by Today Testing By Kyler Van Vliet Social media consumes everyday life, especially with most people stuck in the house all day, away from friends and family. According to We Are Social, close to 4 billion people are using multiple social media platforms for an average of 2 hours and 24 minutes per day during this pandemic.  This love of connecting with friends and strangers over the internet started in 1997 with the historic website, SixDegrees.com. The site was the first of many in which users could set up a profile page, create lists of connections and send messages within networks. The site amassed around a million users before its fall in the year 2000.  Over the next three years, online sites such as Friendster and Myspace came along and set the blueprint for the future of so...