Yik Yak: Current Events and Positive Posts

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Hey Yakkers, it’s the campus rep again. Normally I cover tips and tricks to improve user experience on the app. This week, I want to talk about the posts.

This past week, major events have united people, both locally and internationally. On UCA’s campus, we had a visitor that attracted a lot of attention. From Tuesday until Thursday, Brother Ross stood on the steps of the chapel, professing his faith in an unflattering way. The students gathered around him seemed united in their opposition and used Yik Yak to share their disapproval.

Yik Yak is an international company with reps like me all over the world. The attacks in Paris have been on the hearts and minds of the world. Yik Yak even changed its refreshing banner in honor of those affected.

It is important in the face of confrontation to remember to stay positive. At its core, Yik Yak is all about promoting positivity and unity among students on campus. During Brother Ross’s time on campus, Yakkers used social media to talk about his presence. It was clear from the feed that UCA was united in their disdain for his speeches and condemnation.  This is the type of unity that Yik Yak looks to foster on campus.

As for the attacks in Paris, Yik Yak positivity shined. Users communicated on Yik Yak to organize an awareness event. Several participants came to the chapel on campus to create and post  flyers in support of the victims of the attacks.

The students’ unity and the compassion shown through the organization of the awareness event exemplify the fact that Yik Yak is a great way to connect on campus.  Next time you see a post where someone is feeling a little down or having a rough day, don’t downvote or write a negative comment. Encouraging messages can make a huge difference in someone’s life.

As always, here’s a few of the top Yaks from the past week!

 

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