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@blackatshs aims to create understanding within community

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

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 to be heard. Thus the creation of the Instagram page @blackatshs. According to the Instagram account’s...

Instagram trends have brought people together

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

Jake Navarro '20 and Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writers

May 14, 2020

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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.

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 of our daily lives. During this time it is important to stay healthy and active, but we also need so...

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

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.

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 Miley Cyrus’s uplifting Instagram talk show “Bright Minded” gives people hope during these dark...

Instagram, please remove likes

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

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 bottom left corner of their post: the amount of likes that the post received. Similarly, immediately...

Instagram, please do not remove likes

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

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, seeing who likes my posts and how many likes my post receives is interesting and exciting. Ne...

Brand collapses after releasing school shooting themed hoodies

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

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 Tech in 2007, Columbine in 1999 and Sandy Hook in 2012. To make matters much worse, the hoodies f...

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, fans speculated if this could be hinting at a new album title or single. They were right; a few ...

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 in 2012. “I don’t expect many good changes [to Instagram] since I feel like Facebook hasn’t c...

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