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Social media spreads kindness

Charlie Zuckerman ’18 scrolls Instagram while at home. Social media is being utilized constantly during the pandemic, as it is a great way to stay connected.
May 3, 2020

Ever since cell phones and social media became a part of everyday life, it became much easier to contact people than it was before. Now in the middle of a global pandemic, social media is a vital part...

Reminder: be kind during unsettling times

Westport Front Porch is a popular facebook group that is frequently used by local adults.
April 27, 2020

A few weeks ago, my friends and I were sitting in the trunks of our cars at Sherwood–six feet apart as permitted–to celebrate one of our birthdays. All within minutes, a Mercedes pulled up, and without...

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership
October 11, 2018

By Alex Sprouls '19 Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving the company after eight years and clashes with Facebook’s management team since it became the parent company...

It’s time for big tech’s big breakup

It’s time for big tech’s big breakup
April 30, 2018

In the recent weeks, the library posed a question to the student body, “Why should we break up Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple? Or shouldn’t we?” This is my response to the question. The question...

It’s time to delete Facebook

It’s time to delete Facebook
April 10, 2018

In eighth grade, I remember hearing all of my teachers say that I probably should get a Facebook for high school. You know, for all of the clubs and events, and just to stay in the loop. But what no one...

An urgent message to parents: stop idling your cars

An urgent message to parents: stop idling your cars
April 10, 2018

By Ian Bernstein ’18   As anxious moms tap on their steering wheels and wait in the pick-up line for their precious children to exit the school building, they can’t help but leave their...

Students face Facebook in data breach

Students face Facebook in data breach
April 8, 2018

In the recent weeks, Facebook Inc. lost nearly $60 billion in market capitalization, according to Yahoo Finance, due to the breach of about 50 million users. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is being summoned...

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

Why 280 characters is a big mistake
October 14, 2017

By Chris Andrews '18 Twitter has announced on Sept. 26 that it will be testing the number of characters for a tweet to 280 characters from the standard 140. Twitter’s reasoning was that people constantly...

Facebook launches new “Town Hall” feature

Facebook launches new “Town Hall” feature
March 29, 2017

By Maddy Sell '18 This Monday, March 27, Facebook introduced a new feature that allows users to easily follow and contact their respective state and federal representatives. The new service can be found...

AP Assassination draws a surprised excitement

In a stakeout that lasted nearly an hour, I found myself hiding in the Toquet Hall alleyway waiting for my “target.”
June 4, 2016

Personally I’m not one for staking camp outside a person’s house or lying crouched down behind a series of bushes waiting for the possibility of my “target” to take out the trash. However, after...

Students pay a price for sharing political views on Facebook

Students pay a price for sharing political views on Facebook
March 4, 2016

It’s no secret that this year's political race is tense, unpredictable and most of all, heated. While there are plenty of predictions for what is in stake, many Staples students have taken advantage...

A new “Like” on Facebook

A new “Like” on Facebook
February 29, 2016

Facebook has recently added a new feature that allows users to share what they really think on a post. In the past, Facebook Friends have had the ability to only like a post but now, Mark Zuckerberg is...

Seniors suffer through the hunt for college roommates

Seniors suffer through the hunt for college roommates
April 5, 2015

The college process is the epitome of an emotional roller coaster. It starts off frightening and stressful until the applications are submitted. Then, the waiting game is equally as frightening and stressful,...

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