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Yik Yakkers at the College post for upvotes and laughs

November 30, 2022
Yik Yak — an app where individuals can anonymously post to a five-mile radius — has gained traction at the College. Who are the people that choose to spend their time building their Yakarma — the arbitrary points doled out to frequent and successful Yik Yak users — and how have they crafted strategies to get the most upvotes? We spoke with three students to find out.
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Incoming first-years find community through digital platforms before arrival to campus

October 18, 2022
When incoming first-years are accepted to the College, many turn to social media to make contact with their future classmates. Particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, some students form robust social networks before ever setting foot on campus. And while some thrive on the availability of this online networking, others choose to avoid it altogether. 
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