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Instagram’s new feature that allows for seamless and casual pronoun expression helps the LGBTQ+ community feel accepted, despite the fact that it was long overdue.

Instagram’s new pronoun feature endorses inclusivity

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor May 25, 2021

Social media is a notoriously toxic outlet, especially for those who are part of a marginalized group. However, Instagram recently added a feature that allows users to add up to four pronouns next to their...

Instagram transforms to platform for political conversations

Instagram transforms to platform for political conversations

Remy Teltser ’21, Red Staff Paper Managing Editor December 8, 2020

With a global pandemic forcing communities into lockdown, polarization during the presidential election and civil unrest regarding systemic racism, 2020 has created the perfect storm to transform Instagram,...

The Instagram page @blackatshs aims to build bridges within the Westport community amid nationwide racial discussions.

@blackatshs aims to create understanding within community

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

We live in a time where the ability to communicate with thousands lays at the tip of our fingers. As discussions regarding race grow across the nation, many within the Staples community want their voices...

Instagram challenges are the new trend that are bringing people together.

Instagram trends have brought people together

Jake Navarro '20 and Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writers May 14, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/thanrank/staples-students-embrace-trends-on-social-media

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.

Social media spreads kindness

Lucy Zuckerman '22, Staff Writer 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...

Miley Cyrus started an internet talk show “Bright Minded” to spread awareness about the effects of COVID-19 but also entertain viewers. “Bright Minded” is available on Instagram (IGTV) and her Youtube channel.

Miley Cyrus brings positivity to fans with IGTV show ‘Bright Minded’

Reilly Caldwell '20 April 21, 2020

During such unprecedented times, it’s hard to find a bright side to things. The news is scary and devastating, and it's overwhelming that there seems to be no end in sight. However, singer-songwriter...

 Instagram announced the removal of likes in November 2019. The change is expected to take place later this year.

Instagram, please remove likes

Molly Gold '21, Paper News Editor January 15, 2020

As I scroll through Instagram, posts from friends, celebrities, meme accounts and puppies pass across my screen. Often, before even looking at the actual photo, my eyes instinctively go directly to the...

Instagram may be drifting away from letting users leave a like on posts.

Instagram, please do not remove likes

Logan Gornbein '21, Staff Writer January 7, 2020

Instagram is a platform where people are able to share photos or videos to a wide range of audiences. Instagram allows you to leave a like or comment on someone’s post of a picture or a video. Personally,...

Images of hoodies posted on the brands Instagram page on Sept. 15.

Brand collapses after releasing school shooting themed hoodies

Maria Krug ’22, Staff Writer October 9, 2019

The BStroy clothing brand faced major backlash after releasing school-shooting themed hoodies during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 15.   The schools included were Stoneman Douglas in 2018, Virginia...

Celebrities contribute to incessant social media advertisements

Celebrities contribute to incessant social media advertisements

Abby Fleming ’20 December 12, 2018

It started with a few cryptic tweets following her breakup with her fiance, SNL actor Pete Davidson, each one including the phrase, “thank u, next.” It caused a commotion, to say the least. On Twitter,...

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...

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