Jasmine Maki is a features reporter for Accent. Her main beats are arts and entertainment and life and style. She also occasionally covers health, family and TV.
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GRAND FORKS — With the abundance of information we post to social media sites, our online reputations are becoming just as important as our real-world reputations. How one chooses to use various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn could benefit or harm his chances of receiving a job offer, getting accepted into a university or winning a civil suit, among other things. While users can delete Facebook posts and tweets, one never knows who has already shared those images or captured those posts with a screen shot.
GRAND FORKS — When University of North Dakota student Kelsey Askegaard doesn’t want to go out with her friends, she gives them a false excuse. Jenni Miska exaggerates her stories to emphasize a point. And Halae Anderson deceives her friends to prevent them from taking advantage of her belongings. With little white lies, stretching the truth has become a part of these students’ daily lives.
GRAND FORKS — A photograph from the North Dakota Museum of Art’s “Songs for Spirit Lake” exhibition recently received a World Press Photo award, gaining worldwide recognition. Photographer Rena Effendi, one of six artists commissioned for the exhibition, captured the photograph of 10-year-old Dasan Cavanaugh at the Spirit Lake Reservation in April 2013.
GRAND FORKS — The days of simple clip-on pedometers are long gone.