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Be in on the Conversation

Ever wonder if the Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook posts about news or the newest inventions are credible? We have all scrolled through the Instagram explorer page late at night and came across a post filled with obviously photoshopped inventions or crazy weird articles. I’m sure your reaction, like mine, was something like this:


Sometimes, it is hard to tell the difference between what is true and what is not. Now more than ever, college aged students want to be involved in the news of today but seem to turn to social media because it is the easiest way to access information. Sure, social media can be effective to get a message across or showcase your super cute beach pics but there’s a more professional and super accessible platform that is available to Scranton students and faculty!


What is this platform you ask? Drum roll please!

The New York Times! This is way more than just a newspaper, a digital subscription to NYTimes opens up a magnitude of doors to interesting, relevant, and diverse information. University of Scranton students have free access to a digital subscription to the NYTimes. I know what you’re thinking, why should I take advantage of this incredible deal?


Here’s just short list of some of the amazing features the subscription offers:

  • Accessible NYT apps- This includes different apps for news, cooking, and even one for a crossword puzzle
  • Customizable and savable feed items
  • Podcasts
  • Content with videos, polls, and maps

All of those features are easy to use and extremely informative. I know some of you might be thinking, why should I care about current events if I’m not being directly affected?


Here’s why current events are always important:

  • Society is always evolving, so it is beneficial to understand why and how things change within the world you live in
  • Being aware of current events will make it easier to spark up and even hold a conversation with other students, professors, or employers.
  • Understanding events and news of the world really allows you to find causes, or political points you can get behind and benefit. 
  • Your knowledge of different topics will create a well-rounded array of personal knowledge
  • Lastly, you never want to be left out of a conversation in a professional environment just because you did not keep up with current events


Sign me up right?!

Follow this link: https://nytimesineducation.com/access-nyt/university-of-scranton-scranton-pa/?utm_medium=partner&utm_source=hercampus&utm_campaign=SCRANTON)

 (And thank the University of Scranton for the complimentary subscription)


Go on, start exploring the world of the NYTimes!


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Alexa Bobko

Scranton '22

Hi! My name is Alexa I’m studying Biology at the University of Scranton. I love writing and photography.
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