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Distracted

Nicholas Costello, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2017 Media Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: Everyone has a smart phone in their hand, constantly checking messages. Is distracted the new drunk? 

Recent studies show cellphone overuse may have devastating effects on college students. Male college students spend an average of eight hours each day on their cellphones and female college students spend nearly 10, according to a Baylor University study published in the “Journal of Behavior Addictions.” The study indicates that…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Mar 21, 2017

If You Didn’t Post About It, Did It Really Happen?

Macki Aycock, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2017 Media Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: Everyone has a smart phone in their hand, constantly checking messages. Is distracted the new drunk? 

When considering distraction as the new drunk, my mind automatically goes to social media. It is the sticky web from which we cannot escape. It is the fingers that relentlessly grip our minds and our souls. As we move from place to place, it silently glides with us, collecting our…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Mar 14, 2017

Content With The Here And Now

Caryna Caryan, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2017 Media Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: JOMO. Have you experienced JOMO (the joy of missing out)? How has it impacted your life?

Content With The Here And Now

I am a huge advocate for JOMO. The joy of missing out can be such a refreshing experience in today’s world, where we are constantly connected to one another through the internet. Sometimes I feel like I’d be happier in simpler times, where people…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Mar 09, 2017

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