Robert F. Kennedy is known for supporting vaccine conspiracy theories and misinformation. A recent study from the Center for Countering Digital Hate revealed he is part of a group called the “disinformation dozen” which is responsible for 65% of covid-19 vaccine misinformation on social media.

Kennedy advocates against all vaccines, not just the covid-19 vaccine. He posts frequently about vaccines and backs up his claims with unsubstantiated articles.

This particular tweet implies that vaccines cause a variety of health problems in children, including autism, allergies, ADHD, and gastrointestinal disorders.

Is there any truth to these claims?

Social Media activism is often viewed as an abstract concept. It is talked about as something novel and distinct. However, according to a Pew Research study, social media has become an integral part of activism.

Social media is gaining importance in our daily lives. This brings up questions of the values and consequences of online activism. Further, it brings up issues of efficacy and good use.

Author and environmental activist Todd Mitchell spoke to me over the phone about his experience with activism. Mitchell is an award-winning author and has focused much of his work on environmental issues. …

December 16, 2020

Like many restaurants, Comet Chicken has had to adjust during the Covid-19 pandemic. The restaurant, which is locally owned and located in downtown Fort Collins on Mountain Ave. is currently open for takeout and delivery. After a move to red level precautions in Larimer County, Comet Chicken closed dine-in services.

Aly Pillard, a team member at the restaurant, expressed gratitude over the restaurant’s handling of the pandemic.

“We all wear masks and sanitize often,” she said. “I actually feel pretty safe at work.”

The general manager of the restaurant, Sehoo Park echoed this sentiment, saying that he…

December 16, 2020

“I don’t go out aside from work and school,” said Aly Pillard, a team member at Comet Chicken in Fort Collins, while discussing recent changes to her job due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “But I’m used to wearing a mask now, it just feels normal.”

Pillard is a biology major at CSU and has worked in the restaurant industry for the past two years. She has worked at Comet chicken for over a year. Currently, she works in the “front of house” area of the local restaurant owned by Hot Corner Concepts.

Comet Chicken is located in…

Is social media activism helpful or harmful? Is it genuine or performative? Can it create change or does it just distract?

These questions have become increasingly salient in modern society.

(Omkar Patyane/Pexels)

First, it is important to define social media activism. Social media activism, sometimes called “slactivism” or “clicktivism,” is the practice of engaging with social and political issues on social media.

As social media has become a more prominent part of everyday life, more people are using these platforms for news and information. …

I am extremely clumsy. As in, I trip over my own feet, drop things, and run into doors several times a day. So, when my roommate offered to teach me how to longboard at the beginning of the first coronavirus quarantine, I was hesitant.

The thing is, I am both incredibly clumsy and deeply afraid of looking stupid. This fear, undoubtedly rooted in perfectionism and society increasingly focused on sharing all aspects of life online, has stopped me from trying new things in the past.

The first day we went out, I got a minor concussion when I fell in…

Eliana Pritchett

Eliana is a third-year journalism and political science student at Colorado State University. She is passionate about writing and sharing important stories.

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