Day: August 20, 2021

These ASU students are Instagram influencers

As evidenced by the sorority recruitment videos that have taken over social media platforms such as TikTok, college is back in session, including at Arizona State University.

Some ASU students have become recognizable figures on social media, garnering thousands of followers on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. A handful of them, such as TikTok star Riley Saurage, found internet fame before enrolling in the university this year.

With this clout, they can use their platforms to earn an income by partnering with brands and companies that want them to advertise their products or services. They can also earn money by using affiliate links, in which they earn a commission when their followers make purchases, and selling merchandise.

Follow these five ASU student influencers for college tips, fashion inspiration and local things to do.

Alexis Kwan, aka @alexiskwan

Alexis Kwan, a graduate student studying global management at ASU, uses Instagram as

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Five burning questions for Kevin Durant

Had it not been for Kevin Durant’s “big-ass foot,” we may have been referring to the past few months as the Summer of KD.

The Nets star nearly propelled Brooklyn into the 2021 Eastern Conference finals with what initially appeared to be a game-winning 3-pointer but was correctly ruled a game-tying 2-pointer in Game 7 of the Nets’ second-round series against the Bucks. Milwaukee went on to win in overtime, of course, and eventually capture the NBA championship.

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After coming up short in his quest for a third title, Durant shifted his focus to the Olympics. Despite getting off on the wrong, uh, foot with losses in multiple exhibition games and its Olympic opener, Team USA did manage to accomplish its mission in large part because Durant covered up the limitations of a flawed roster.

Why add one

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