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Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Features

Ten minutes. Just ten more minutes before a student puts down their phone and starts their homework. Soon, this will turn into 30 minutes — then into an hour. For many, social media is a way to escape. It is a way to stay connected and to communicate. But as technological progress has increased, so has people’s reliance on it. “Social media causes me to procrastinate on my schoolwork because it’s very addicting, and I don’t know when to settle down and do what needs to be done,” said Kyla Orthbandt, a junior. Timothy A. Pychyl, a...

Death of Freddie Gray causes protests in Baltimore

Death of Freddie Gray causes protests in Baltimore

Stuart Vickery, Staff Writer

May 6, 2015


Filed under News

Since early April, the city of Baltimore, Maryland has been home to several protests and riots. The Baltimore protests are in response to the death of Freddie Gray, who was illegally arrested after running from the police. According to CBS News, Gray’s death was a result of a spine injury sustained after being improperly secured i...

The desire to fit in causes the loss of individuality

The desire to fit in causes the loss of individuality

Megan Tao, Highlander Junior Editor/Columnist

March 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society, Top News

If your friends jump off a cliff, would you jump off the cliff too? The social desire to fit in is insatiable, especially among teens. In addition to the always lingering shadow of peer pressure and the fear of being judged for being different, the desire to fit in is also self induced because...

‘Gravity Falls’ causes jaws to drop

‘Gravity Falls’ causes jaws to drop

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015


Filed under A&E

After much foreshadowing in the previous season of "Gravity Falls," the mystery of Stan's involvement in the supernatural events is finally brought to light. This series revolves around twins Dipper and Mabel Pines, who are forced to stay in Gravity Falls for the summer, with their great-uncle Stan. ...

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