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I apologize in advance.

Tik-Tok is feeding off of beauty standards and insecurities. I am a former Tik-Tok addict. I know what I need to know about the app. I’ve been there, I’ve seen the content, and now I have even cracked the codes of the algorithm.

TT is mostly made of trends and the trends can be innocent, useful, they can give a platform to talented people who actually deserve it, but they are mostly not like that. Exhibit A: the trend where most girls were showing their hourglass figure with an oversize tee. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing and wouldn’t be…


“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding is an allegorical novel that revolves around the idea that the innate human is evil. Golding profoundly used a group of boys and a deserted island to deliver his message instead of writing about it directly. Therefore, the symbolism was an utterly important part of the novel and the items on the island such as the conch and the Lord of the Flies all have a purpose in developing the theme: civilization vs. savagery.

Irmak Aytekin

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