Even though we’ve all been warned about the dangers of Yik Yak, it seems as if the app has grown more popular than ever. We love to hate it. In the same breath that we say, “it’s so awful–people use it to talk shit,” we whip out our phones to check the latest gossip. Maybe we do it out of fear that someone is talking about us, or perhaps we check in because we secretly love the drama of it all. Whatever the reason, Washington State University’s Panhellenic council is finally tired of it.
The council held an opinion poll on the app at a biweekly meeting with representatives from each chapter after receiving an email from a concerned member of the sorority community. The poll resulted in the delegates choosing to “educate [their] members about the toxicity of this increasingly popular app,” said Panhellenic Council President Madi Phillips. The council has decided to discourage members from using the app altogether. Since the decision, the council has started a social media campaign on Twitter and Instagram, “#ReleaseTheYak,” encouraging people to get rid of the app. Members of the community are jumping at the chance to rid their community of it.
— WSU Panhellenic (@WSUpanhellenic) October 13, 2014
— julia (@j_lliaa) October 13, 2014
— Lil’ Al (@AlexHarris5259) October 14, 2014
[via Daily Evergreen]
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