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A sign at Twitter headquarters is shown in San Francisco, Dec. 8, 2022. New research shows climate misinformation has been flourishing on Twitter since Elon Musk purchased the platform last year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Elon Musk, you’re in over your head

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Senior Opinion Columnist | January 23, 2023

Much controversy has surrounded Elon Musk since his purchase of Twitter, but the consensus is that Musk needs to leave.  Musk purchased the platform with the idea that he could make it a place for people to speak openly, “to help humanity,” Musk...

After Elon Musks $44 billion purchase of Twitter on Oct. 27, users are concerned about the platforms future. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Musk’s Twitter takeover: Staff and students express concerns

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | November 21, 2022

DeKALB – Tension continues to rise after Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter. Elon Musk finalized his $44 billion deal with Twitter on Oct. 27 after ousting the company’s previous CEO and taking their place, according to the Associated Press. As...

Tesla CEO releases song to honor Harambe

By Peter Zemeske | April 9, 2019

In a move expected by no one, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk released a song March 30 dedicated to the late gorilla, Harambe. “RIP Harambe” was uploaded to the fictional Emo G Records’ SoundCloud page and has since racked up 1.74 million listens.Musk...

Stephen Colbert interviewing legendary author Stephen King on The Late Show on September 11.

Colbert’s late show creates fewer laughs

By Michael Malaychuk | September 21, 2015

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert has made a not-so-comical transition to late night television.The “Colbert Report” was one of the funniest and most informative shows on television over the last 10 years. Former host Stephen Colbert recently left...