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Jackson: Pressing ‘delete’ on social media isn’t always a loss

Cassidy Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 2, 2018

This June, I caved under the weight of my extreme FOMO and downloaded Instagram and essentially… I came, I saw and I left. Just two months after signing up, I pressed the “permanently delete” button. Before Instagram...

Jackson: Social media adds to college loneliness phenomenon

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

April 10, 2018

On Nov. 4, 2017, a month and a half into my freshman year at Northwestern, I made a fatal mistake. I created a Facebook photo album, and titled it “GO U! GO NU!” — which I mistakenly thought were the lyrics to our school’s...

Farkas: Overcoming FOMO

Farkas: Overcoming FOMO

February 9, 2016

Bascom: Say ‘No’ to FOMO

Jordan Bascom, Columnist

September 21, 2014

FOMO, the acronym for “fear of missing out,” is now a widely used term in 21st century lingo. We have this special new word that describes the acute anxiety and regret of knowing you failed to take advantage of an occasion – ...