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TikTok faces privacy troubles leading to investigation

TikTok faces privacy troubles leading to investigation

Betti Kobak '22, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

The trending social media app TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, will be under investigation on an undecided date by the U.S government due to allegations of spying on U.S. citizens. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has contacted ByteDance and articulated the matter at ...

Staples Superfans fails to promote school spirit, support players

Staples Superfans fails to promote school spirit, support players

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor

October 14, 2019

Every day, my notifications are flooded with posts from the Staples Superfans 2019-20 Facebook group. Students promote their sports games, promising to defeat the opposition. They encourage students to come out and support them; however, bleachers remain empty as students swipe away the notification ...

Company faces backlash after releasing school-shooting-themed hoodies

Company faces backlash after releasing school-shooting-themed hoodies

Siri Kanter ’20, Associate Managing Editor

October 1, 2019

The New York fashion company BStroy launched a collection of sweatshirts on Sept. 15 with bullet holes through them and the names of schools and universities where mass shootings have occurred. The mens’ collection, SAMSARA, includes the names “Marjory Stoneman Douglas,” “Sandy Hook,” “Columbine”...

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 ...

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

October 12, 2018

    I’m eight years old in the back seat of my mom’s SUV, jamming out to “Love Story” by Taylor Swift like it’s no one’s business. Her lyrics could not be less applicable to my simple life, and her allusion to “Romeo and Juliet” could not have flown further over my head...

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...

Similarities and differences in ‘American Vandal’ season two keep the audience watching

Similarities and differences in ‘American Vandal’ season two keep the audience watching

Elliot Kaufman '19

October 10, 2018

A comical murder mystery is an idea that very few people could even imagine, but the Netflix original “American Vandal” is just that. Season two came out on Sept. 14, 2018 and I was binge watching it right away. I had been waiting for this day ever since I finished the last episode of season...

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...

Total Frat Move convinces kids to commit total death moves

Total Frat Move convinces kids to commit total death moves

October 4, 2018

By Evi Tarshis ’20   No one can deny the fact that social media plays a huge role in the lives of young people. I mean, let’s be honest; we’ve all been caught trying to mimic the fashion trends our favorite brands have posted, or attempting a recipe we drooled over on Buzzfeed Tasty....

Mac Miller’s death exposes our culture’s failure to address prevalent issues

Mac Miller’s death exposes our culture’s failure to address prevalent issues

October 1, 2018

By Lia Chen ’20 Complete with in-memoriam posts on Instagram, trending hashtags on Twitter and floods of comments on various other forums, blogs and news sites, there are few occurrences that can trigger a greater outpouring of response from the internet than the passing of a celebrity. The...

Audio clip solicits internet-wide debate

Audio clip solicits internet-wide debate

May 29, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 A high school student posted a sound snippet which was re-posted by a social media influencer on May 15 causing it to go viral. The clip that features a male voice saying a single word that sounds like the names “Yanny” and/or “Laurel” has left internet users in a debate. ...

Social media is a battleground for the Parkland students to enact change

Social media is a battleground for the Parkland students to enact change

March 22, 2018

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