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Snapchat Is The Culprit

Amber Liu, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2017 Media Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: FOMO. How often do you experience FOMO (fear of missing out)? How has it impacted your life?

After years of what felt like a ceaseless addiction, I finally quit.

The New Year was coming up and I, among millions of other people, was brainstorming New Year resolutions. New Year resolutions often have a dubious stigma around them, and while I am guilty of breaking my resolutions,…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Feb 22, 2017

FOMO Is The Reason We Move Forward

Jessica Rubio, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2017 Media Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: FOMO. How often do you experience FOMO (fear of missing out)? How has it impacted your life?

The rise of social media has caused me to experience fear of missing out every time I unlock my phone. I guess it comes with the competitive nature of humanity as well as our urge to document every time we go to In N Out, go on a hike…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Feb 14, 2017

Hackers Gain Control of the Lincoln Memorial

Gracelyn Sweeny, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: What is fake news? How have you experienced it? Should it be stopped? Can it be stopped?

The term “fake news” is subjective. From my perspective, fake news is anything that I see on a news satire page, or news about any of the Kardashians or Donald Trump’s latest Twitter rampage. Fake news is anything that I deem un-newsworthy and, generally, useless information. Some fake…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Feb 07, 2017

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