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TikTok star Sienna Mae Gomez addresses her sexual assault allegations entirely through social media.

TikTok star Sienna Mae’s sexual assault case leaves young viewers too intrigued

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor June 11, 2021

After long school days, extracurriculars and the pressures that come with high school, most kids resort to their abundance of technology as a way to relax. Choosing whether to scroll through Snapchat,...

Many people post information onto social media without checking its accuracy and credibility, spreading misinformation and bias. This can have harmful consequences on society as a whole.

Social media activism portrays bias, reflects performative actions

Abbie Goldstein ’22, Paper Arts Editor June 7, 2021

What used to be an Instagram feed flooded with birthday posts, photos with friends and funny memes has now been overpowered by misinformed teenagers reposting one-sided infographics, biased photos and...

Harmful bias in social media posts spread Israeli/Palestinian conflict misinformation

Harmful bias in social media posts spread Israeli/Palestinian conflict misinformation

Lily Klau ’23, Paper Features Editor June 7, 2021

Throughout the past year, social media has been used as the main source of spreading information and educating social media users on current events, but with the Palestine and Israel conflict, is it causing...

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...

The new method of raising awareness for social and political issues, “social media activism” started to rise in popularity around May of 2020.

New wave of “social media activism” flawed but well-intentioned

Lea Rivel ’22, Web Arts Editor March 26, 2021

Take yourself back to June 2, 2020. You open your Instagram app, and as you scroll, it seems to be an endless array of black squares. You realize that it is #BlackoutTuesday, so you also post a Black square...

As seniors begin to commit to college they are faced with a new endeavor of finding a roommate. Many have taken to social media to make connections and find someone to live with.

Hunt for the perfect match: how seniors are finding college roommates

Marina Engler ’21, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

 Facebook, an app viewed by many in our generation as dead, has recaptured the attention of many high school seniors now that the college selection process is in full motion. For many, moving to college...

Sasha Barnett ’22 inspires thousands with positive Instagram video

Chloe Murray ’22 January 24, 2021

https://soundcloud.com/chloe-murray-457251414/sasha-barnett-positivity-podcast

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,...

Social media has become a integral part of everyones daily lives, influencing us in both a positive and negative way.

Media’s influence on an impressionable generation impacts our well-being

Maria Krug ’22, Web Opinions Editor December 7, 2020

Social media and the internet are utilities that have been available for our generation for as long as we can remember. This includes appliances like phones, televisions and computers, but also apps that...

Social media’s impact on our generation

Charlotte Smith ‘21 December 1, 2020

https://anchor.fm/charlotte-smith1/episodes/Social-Medias-Impact-on-our-Generation-eml4oc

Among other adjustments being made, the guidance department is now active on Twitter, posting updates regularly on their feed to keep students informed.

COVID-19 introduces changes to the guidance department

Tallula Stvan '21, Paper Arts Editor November 8, 2020

Like many things in and outside of Staples, the guidance department looks different this fall due to COVID-19. The counselors have made accommodations to help students in a safe and organized fashion.  This...

As “The Social Dilemma” explains, social media apps such as these are run by human-made algorithms programmed to interpret user data and create a specific feed for each consumer.

Riveting documentary, “The Social Dilemma” challenges perceptions of social media

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web News Editor September 26, 2020

As teenagers, we are often reminded of the trite adage that technology is taking over our lives. Complaints of academic stress, frustration over extracurriculars or even a measly headache will trigger...

These six apps -- Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Messages, and Facetime -- are some of the apps students use to communicate during quarantine.

Social media connects students in quarantine

Lily Caplan '22 and Lucy Zuckerman '22, Paper Sports Editor and Assistant Business Manager May 16, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8Hc_1tQMG4  

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