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People should stop identifying as ‘super-straight’

People should stop identifying as ‘super-straight’

Anna Benishek March 14, 2021

Recently, people have been identifying themselves as “super-straight” on TikTok. The term “super-straight” is meant to refer to a preference of the opposite sex with the exclusion of transgender...

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‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ entertained, disappointed

Jacob Khabie January 7, 2021

Logging on to watch “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical,” I was intrigued but also had serious doubts. While I had enjoyed watching small creators around the world come together on the social media platform...

Junior Gavin Thoe makes a dancing TikTok while on break at his job at Five Guys. Thoe has gained 103 thousand followers since he began making TikToks in November 2018.

Student reaches over 100k followers on TikTok

Anna Benishek November 6, 2020

After hitting 100,000 followers on TikTok, junior Gavin Thoe posted a mash-up of videos of his most popular content as a thank you to his fans. Thoe said that he is grateful to have an app where he...

TikTok benefits from Oracle deal

TikTok benefits from Oracle deal

Aisha Hersi September 23, 2020

With 100 million American users, TikTok proves to be quite influential. With recent data privacy misconceptions, they have united with Oracle as their secure cloud technology provider. This allows it to...

TikTok threatened by US government

TikTok threatened by US government

Gillian Kapinos September 4, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people have turned to social media as an escape from the real world. Influencers and small businesses similarly turned to social media for advertising. Now, one of the...

TikTok makes a meteoric rise to popularity

TikTok makes a meteoric rise to popularity

Maggie Klaers March 10, 2020

After watching several students make TikToks, teacher Bobby Otto said the app enables students to create and share short, vine-like videos. “From an older perspective, I would consider it kind of...

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Musical.ly rebrands as TikTok

Maria Perez Barriga December 5, 2018

TikTok is an app for people to upload videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs or to watch other people’s short videos, according to The Verge. According to CNBC, the app was made in September 2016...

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