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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  

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...

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