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Social media is a battleground for the Parkland students to enact change

Social media is a battleground for the Parkland students to enact change

March 22, 2018

By Arin Garland ’18 and Serena Ye ’20 (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ...

Feminists utilize social media to build new generation of activists

Feminists utilize social media to build new generation of activists

November 22, 2017

By Anna Rhoads ’19 History has seen revolutionary women from Susan B. Anthony to Gloria Steinem, fight for equality. Anthony crusaded the women’s suffrage movement while Steinem used her presence in the media to fight for women’s liberation. As time has gone on, this fight has changed. In ...

Teenage anxiety stems from more than just a bad grade or not enough likes

Teenage anxiety stems from more than just a bad grade or not enough likes

November 9, 2017

By: Kaela Dockray ’20 I am your everyday brand of adolescent anxiety, caused, in large part, by the competitive nature fostered in our community to be the most successful, well-rounded student. The need to reach our respective goals, which seems to be defined by so many as acceptance to a top uni...

Sexual harassment accusations prompt #MeToo social media movement

Sexual harassment accusations prompt #MeToo social media movement

November 4, 2017

Isabella Didio ’18 In light of recent accusations of sexual harassment by film producer Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag “#MeToo” has become a national tool that women are using to share their own stories of sexual abuse. The social media movement took off after actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If you...

Senior year may end, but the shirts will last forever

Senior year may end, but the shirts will last forever

May 22, 2017

By Anay Simunovic ’18 Although graduation is soon approaching and senior year is coming to an inevitable end, one thing will last forever: the senior girls’ shirts. “It's just fun dressing up [...] and it's an aspect that everyone looks forward to being apart of,” Bri Rotella ’17 said. Every year...

Trends at Staples

November 3, 2016

By: Alexandra Sprouls '17 and Julia Rosier '18

Senior intern evaluates changing middle school dynamics

Senior intern evaluates changing middle school dynamics

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Sitting with the other interns at lunch, we are the big kids. We’re the adults, the graduating seniors, the about-to-go-off-to-college-kids. We are surrounded by the middle schoolers, the tweens, the youngsters. When I walked down the BMS staircase on the first day of my internship I expected everything to be entire...

A new “Like” on Facebook

A new “Like” on Facebook

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer

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 introducing “Reactions,” the new “Like” button with more ways to express yourself. Luke Sa...

“damn daniel” storms into Staples

“damn daniel” storms into Staples

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

With the viral age in full swing, every now and then a new internet meme sensation comes to fruition. From the Harlem Shake to the ALS ice bucket challenges, social media has shown to be a powerful forum to spread funny memes. The newest, a video known as “damn daniel” has spread like wildfire an...

Social media promotes unhealthy lifestyles

Social media promotes unhealthy lifestyles

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

Eating disorders have doubled in the past three years, and experts say this increase is due to one problem and one problem only: social media One new trend promoted by social media is the “thigh gap,” a craze that has encouraged young girls to want a space between their legs so they appear skinnier. This puts a negative weight on young girls that shouldn’t be there. “When trying to s...

Birthday posts generate anxiety for Facebook users

Birthday posts generate anxiety for Facebook users

Alison Morrison, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

When doing the rounds of my social media websites, it’s hard to avoid the pesky notifications from Facebook indicating that your camp-friend’s-friend-you-met-once-yet-still-friended’s birthday is today. This starts the age-old conundrum of how to phrase your “happy birthday” post. Do you...

Five captions on Facebook and Instagram photos to avoid at all costs

Five captions on Facebook and Instagram photos to avoid at all costs

Jen Gouchoe, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

Some may argue that the caption is the most crucial part of any photo you post on Instagram or Facebook. Sadly, terrible captions have been plaguing social media sites since the beginning of time. With captions, the world is your oyster. Show everyone that you’re not just someone who makes pretty photos...

Never have I ever not liked a college Facebook post

Never have I ever not liked a college Facebook post

Dylan Donahue, Sports Editor

January 12, 2015

We all know the post, letters in all caps with anywhere between three and 50 exclamation points following, with the name of a college or university proudly typed by a senior ready to share with the world their plans for next year. Some people may find them obnoxious, others annoying or inconsiderate...

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