Colgate University is located in the beautiful and peaceful Hamilton, NY. The voice of the podcast would be Melissa Melendez. She talks about her time at Colgate University. Melissa Melendez grew up poor and received a scholarship to go to Colgate. Colgate is a primarily white campus. Anyone that was a little bit different was scrutinized for the color of his or her skin/there background. This discrimination happened over an app called Yik Yak. The problem with Yik Yak is that everything is anonymous. People could say whatever they wanted without the fear of getting caught.
Melissa Menendez and others told their story to inform others what kind of discrimination they went through on a daily basis. The thing that is different about this podcast is that it is mainly interviews of students telling their story. It is not just one person telling the stories of anonymous people. The personal stories in this podcast make it more personable to people to have gone through similar discrimination. My question here is, Yik Yak is clearly an app that is used to hurt others. There are more negatives than positives to this app. With all the negativity that follows this app, why is it still used frequently? Why has nothing been done to stop this app from causing any more damage?