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Inside Yik Yak micro-influencers: “How do I turn this Yakarma into cold hard cash?”

Grace Jackson, News Editor and Yik-Yak Micro-Influencer May 12, 2022

12,048. That is my current Yakarma. You start with 100, so that means the 11,948 are individual comments and upvotes on my posts. For Whitman, mine is pretty high, as far as I can tell. Posts at large...

Illustration Paloma Link.

The do’s and don’ts of Whitman parties

Hailey Livingston , Columnist March 10, 2022

The past year, every weekend has been pretty much the same: Yik Yaks and Instagram posts begging “Parties tonight?” followed by comments saying something along the lines of “better luck next...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

Incredible evidence proves local guy liked Korean media before it was cool

Lee Thomas, indie kid sitting on a roof at night November 11, 2021

"People watch Squid Game and think they're experts in Korean TV. But I'm the expert. I've been watching K-dramas since the beginning of time."  This tweet from Twitter account @iheartkoreanbabes was...

Illustration by Ally Kim.

Yik Yak: One of Whitman’s harshest critics

Hailey Livingston, Columnist November 4, 2021

A few weeks ago, Wire Reporter Grace Jackson wrote “The Yak is back on campus”, an article introducing us to the most infamous app on campus—Yik Yak. Yik Yak is an anonymous Twitter/Ask.fm hybrid....

Illustration by Shasta Sholes.

The Yak is back on campus

Grace Jackson, News Reporter October 7, 2021

The anonymous location-based messaging app, Yik Yak, is back on the app store and downloaded on phones at Whitman. Yik Yak was founded by college students in 2013 and was surrounded by controversy until...

Yik Yak is growing in popularity on the Whitman campus. Photo by Rachael Barton.

Is Yik Yak the next Whitman Encounters?

Sarah Cornett April 16, 2015

Allie Donahue, Martina Pansze, and Audrey Kelly contributed reporting. Walking around campus, it is not unlikely that you'll hear a student or two talking about Yaks. While it is possible that they...

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