Honeymoon at Galaxycon

Honeymoon at Galaxycon By Ashley Rosson If you have been reading my column over the past 3 years, you would know that every year I attend Raleigh Supercon and share my experiences.  This past year the Supercon was bought out and changed to Galaxycon.  It is the one time of the year I stray from […]

Facebook Jail

Facebook Jail By Julie Reardon   Have you ever been in a really toxic relationship? If not, we all know someone who can’t seem to break it off with a partner who is obviously and completely a bad fit. What is the appeal of these overbearing, controlling and morally bankrupt types that would spy, stalk, […]

Relationships and Social Media

Relationships and Social Media By Ashley Schultz OTC0219 Stock Photos Social Media has not only changed the way people express their opinions, the way companies reach out to potential consumers, and political campaigns. It has also changed the way some significant others relationships either flourish or suffer. Here are some ways that Social Media and […]

Stan Lee: The Superhero of Superheroes!

Stan Lee: The Superhero of Superheroes! By Ashley Schultz If any of you have been following my column the past two years, you would know that I am a pop culture junkie. Every year I write about going to AwesomeCon, a convention of comic books, movies, and all things pop culture.  Well this past November […]

SuperCon 2.0

SuperCon 2.0 By Ashley Schultz It comes to that time of year, where Ashley goes a little off topic, and discusses her ventures at “SuperCon.” Last year was the first year for “SuperCon,”in Raleigh, NC; it proved a success and this year undoubtedly reassured that it’s not only good for Raleigh, but good for those […]

Social Media and Disaster Relief

Social Media and Disaster Relief By Ashley Schultz Over the past few years, we have seen the increase in how social media can help accelerate disaster relief. It seems that disasters are usually at the top of all our news feeds recently, and will increase especially with the start of the 2018 hurricane season. Yet, […]

Social Media and the Gaming World

Social Media and the Gaming World By Ashley Schultz Candy Crush? Words with Friends?  Farmville? Mafia Wars? Sound Familiar? There is no doubt that we are suffering from significantly diminished attention spans at this point in history, and social media and gaming has contributed in no small part to this. According to Statista, an online […]

Health Effects of Social Media Use, is it Time for a Detox?

Health Effects of Social Media Use, is it Time for a Detox?   By Ashley Schultz So many of us are guilty of having our faces glued to our phones, tablets, or computers constantly checking one or all of our social media sites on a daily basis. Yet, has it ever crossed your mind that […]

#DeleteFacebook and Cambridge Analytica

#DeleteFacebook and Cambridge Analytica By Ashley Schultz Cambridge Analytica, a dating-mining firm with ties to the Trump Campaign, is accused of purchasing personal information on millions of Facebook users, which was requested by University of Cambridge psychology professor, Aleksandr Kogan. Kogan was allowed permission to collect data from 270,000 people who filled out his personality […]

How #BlackPantherChallenge Changed Lives

By Ashley Schultz In a time where it seems like we are ridden with tragedy everyday, it is always nice to see some light in this seemingly dark World.  The movie Black Panther has inspired many, and partially through the use of social media! An online crowd funding effort turned a social media hashtag into […]