The Washburn Review

Opinion: Social Media Activism

Emily Unruh

March 13, 2018

After the Parkland shooting, social media blew up with messages of both support and anger at the tragedy that occurred. The hashtag #NeverAgain became a sensation on Twitter, and new accounts popped up advertising the March for our L...

Megan Phelps-Roper talks civil discourse

Charles Rankin

February 6, 2018

For her first speaking appearance in Topeka since leaving the Westboro Baptist Church in 2012, Megan Phelps-Roper decided that Washburn University, her alma mater, was the right place to go.In an event hosted by the Washburn ...

Popular social media app Vine discontinued by Twitter (old)

Andrew Shermoen

October 31, 2016

The famous social network service Twitter announced last Thursday, Oct. 27 that it would be discontinuing popular video sharing app Vine. The announcement came as a shock to both fans and content creators alike responding quick...

#MakeASongWhiter causes stir on Twitter

Alexis Simmons

May 23, 2016

After Chris Hardwick of Comedy Central’s "Midnight" challenged users of Twitter to #MakeASongWhiter, the social media site exploded into a social justice battleground. Rap and hip-hop music are where many of the puns and...

Twitter plans to increase character limit

Anna Cuimmo

January 22, 2016

Twitter, one of the most popular social media platforms today, has been considering raising the 140 character limit to 10,000 characters.Although the company has not officially decided to implement this change, it is meant to benefit both the...