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Instagram will never be casual

No matter what effort social media users employ to “make Instagram casual again” — whether that be posting blurry mirror selfies, curating photo dumps or depicting the mundane — Instagram…

Digital community started by UVic students provides resources related to sexualized violence

Instagram page EmpowHer UVic launched by Social Justice Studies 200 students This article discusses sexualized and gender-based violence and may be difficult for some readers. Seven UVic students have created…
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Zoom University is offering a minor in body dissatisfaction

Online communication platforms, including social media and Zoom, have taken a toll on how students feel about their physical appearance    This article discusses body image dissatisfaction and may be difficult…
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Fine arts students: It’s getting harder for our work to stay up on Instagram

Sech says that Instagram’s selective censorship is hurting emerging artists, and is also limiting authentic expression. “In mainstream media and these music videos that you’re watching — it’s usually a…

UVic Women’s Rowing team deletes Instagram comments, shares photos of former rower critical of athletes who spoke out against head coach

Following UVic’s investigation into allegations against coach Barney Williams, members of the Vikes varsity women’s rowing team deleted comments on the team’s Instagram account which criticized the team, and shared…

How to (successfully) step back from social media’s influence over you

It’s time we started paying attention — not only to how much we use social media, but also to how and why we use it..

Don’t go chasing Instagram likes

  Bali’s waterfalls look better on Instagram than they do in person. These days, it’s starting to seem like social media and travel go hand in hand. While travelling to…

Upping your Instagram game in #Victoria

Your guide to where to take photos in town The beginning of the school year is all about sharing; our friends and classmates will share used textbooks, directions to the…

Behind the lens of @hotdudesreadinginvictoria, Victoria’s problematic fave

Local men may want to rethink reading in public, at the risk of confirming Orwellian suspicions that someone has been watching them. @hotdudesreadinginvictoria (HDRV), an anonymous Instagram account, has taken…