This Just in: Snapchat Does it Again


Confused by how all of your friends suddenly aged 60 years in their Snapchats today? Wondering what the deal is with all of the mini horror films that seem to be comprising your stories? Wishing you too, could taste the rainbow? 

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 8.35.09 PM4E has answers!

Snapchat introduced a whole new form of self expression today. 

Here’s the secret:

  1. Prior to selfie taking touch and hold the screen where your face is.
  2. An array of of lenses will then activate.

With these minor actions you can take your Snapchat from normal to legendary.

Here are the lenses broken down:

First, there is the googley-eyed hearts.

Second, a mysterious “danger” or “bridge control” filter.

Rainbow vomit.

Elderly mask.

Horror film.

Eyeballs that leave your head.

And last, but not least, drowning in hearts. Enjoy the new features!

PSA: As of today you can now also buy Snapchat replays at 3 for $.99.

Photos/Videos: Social Media Today; The Hoya

Staffer of the Week: Hiromi Oka

Once a week, The Hoya recognizes a staffer that has done a particularly awesome job – now you can get to know about them, too. As part of our Leavey 421 series, we’ll be posting quick interviews with each Staffer of the Week. This week our incredible individual is Hiromi Oka. Here’s what she had to say for herself:
Name Hiromi Oka
School SFS
Year 2015
Major International Politics
Hometown Houston, Texas
Positions on the Hoya Contributing Editor
Why did you earn Staffer of the Week?
I didn’t even know I’d gotten staffer of the week until you contacted me! But from what I’ve heard, it’s because I helped out with production last week when the current city news editor, Penny Hung, was out sick.
What is your favorite part about working for the Hoya?
My favorite part of working for The Hoya has to be the last night before all the new editors take their positions and replace the old batch of editors … It’s such an awesome experience.
If you were going to write an autobiography what would it be titled?
This is a hard one. I want to be witty but that’s never been my strong suit. So I guess I would call my autobiography “…” Maybe it’s corny, but I think it conveys a little bit of mystery and progress because you don’t know what’s coming next. If there’s anything that’s true about my life, it’s that I have no idea what I’m doing most of the time.
If you had a one-way time machine what era would you choose to live in?

I just saw a movie about the beat poets so I’d love to go back to the 50s and 60s.