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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 ...

Amazon, Snapchat test out easier way to shop

Amazon, Snapchat test out easier way to shop

October 5, 2018

By Carly Kaplowitz '21 Technology companies Amazon and Snapchat are creating a new feature in which Snapchat users can easily find and purchase a product. Users can do this by pressing down on their mobile device screen, holding it up to the item or barcode and then scanning it. If the item or bar...

Students unfazed after Snap announces redesign of app

Students unfazed after Snap announces redesign of app

January 3, 2018

On Nov. 7, 2017, Snap Inc. announced its third-quarter earnings report and reported weak revenue and user growth. Pressure from Snap investors to grow its user base has ignited the company to implement an overhaul of the disappearing pictures social media app. This overhaul is intended to draw in more u...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Get me out of Generation Z

November 22, 2016

By Jesse Levinson '17   I used to send Snapchats of books I was reading, underlining sentences that I found particularly funny or alarmingly existential. Sometimes I would even add brief captions expressing my thoughts, and if I was feeling exceptionally quirky, I’d throw in my favorite emoj...

Racist media posts enrage college students

Racist media posts enrage college students

October 17, 2016

Cate Casparius '19, Staff Writer Since the 2016-2017 college year began, there have been at least four instances of racial Snapchat posts at Universities which led to big consequences, in some cases even expulsion. Presently, the media allows for people to voice their opinion to anyone willing t...

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...

Snapchat streaks cause a frenzy

Snapchat streaks cause a frenzy

Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

Snapchat, the universal app that allows people to send pictures and videos to their friends for 10 seconds before they disappear forever, has students at Staples eager to gain new “streaks” with as many people as possible. A “streak” can be observed on one’s snapchat sidebar. After someone has e...

Snapchat update catches the attention of students

Snapchat update catches the attention of students

Jackson Livingstone, Staff Writer

September 16, 2015

On Tuesday, Sept. 15 the social media app Snapchat released an unexpected update that captured the attention of Staples students of every class. Laughter echoed throughout the library, hallways and classrooms as the new update, which included several new graphics and effects for user’s to play a...

Snapcash remains unpopular among students

Snapcash remains unpopular among students

Julie Bender, Web Opinions Editor

March 27, 2015

When Snapcash was introduced on Nov. 17, 2014, many students immediately had negative reactions. Unlike the “Snapchat Story” feature that also received many disapproving comments when first released but is now very popular among Staples students, Snapcash still has very few supporters. “I don’...

Snapchat update snatches away best friends

Snapchat update snatches away best friends

Daniela Karpenos, Web News Editor

February 2, 2015

Jan. 27 marked a day of horror for many avid Snapchatters. The app update brought about an unwelcome and unforeseen change—the disappearance of the infamous “Best Friends” list. This list, updated weekly, displays the top three friends a user Snapchats the most frequently. According to Snapchat support, members of the list “are selecte...

Snapchat is sending me over the edge

Snapchat is sending me over the edge

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

January 29, 2015

In the good old days, we kids used to snapchat each other silly selfies or embarrassing pictures of our friends from across the cafeteria. That was the golden age - we snapped and chatted without a care in the world. Then came stories. Suddenly, we could broadcast our every activity, from the mundane...

Compo’s cannons shoot into Westporters’ snapchats

Compo’s cannons shoot into Westporters’ snapchats

Fritz Schemel, Sports Editor

January 23, 2015

Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 21, snapchats taken in Westport will be stamped with their own special Geofilter, designed by one of Staples’ own. Geofilters, graphics that indicate the location where the photo was taken, were introduced to certain areas of New York and Los Angeles in July of 2014. Last December, Snapchat decided to make it possi...

Snapcash is straight-up stupid

Snapcash is straight-up stupid

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

December 4, 2014

It’s never good news to get a notification from “teamsnapchat.” Especially when it isn’t a national holiday. But on November 17, I decided to listen to what the app developers had in store. What their video showed me was one of the the stupidest, most unnecessary updates in the App Store’s...

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