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Rebuilding a social life after high school

Rebuilding a social life after high school

Minh-Han Vu, Art Editor

May 6, 2015


Filed under College Craze, Features

For many students, the end of their high school friendships marks the start of their independent lives. Along with the pressure of facing the world as adults for the first time, most graduates must also face their transition without any familiar company. Senior Brian Lee said, “By next fall,...

Social media dictates our status

Social media dictates our status

Megan Tao, Staff Writer

January 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Stabs at Society

A girl takes 10 photos of herself and chooses one that looks identical to the rest, she uses three filters, captions it with a hipster quote from a John Green novel she hasn't read, and finally posts it while praying that she will get more than 100 likes on her selfie. Nowadays, we can tell how popular...

#BringBackOurGirls seeks justice through social media

#BringBackOurGirls seeks justice through social media

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014


Filed under Top News

When 276 girls in Nigeria were abducted from their school and international news remained silent, protesters employed an innovative weapon: the power of social media.

Updates on social media all fit one mold

Updates on social media all fit one mold

Aria Frangos, Staff Writer

May 6, 2014


Filed under A&E

Integrating new features into an application can be a great idea, but when many companies start implementing the same new features, the originality of their services can be threatened. Snapchat’s new update as of May 1 included many changes to the basic look of the app, as well as a new feature...

Teenage social media

Teenage social media

Becca Fradkin, Staff Writer

October 18, 2013


Filed under Multimedia

Thinspiration: the social media diet

Thinspiration: the social media diet

Shira Stein, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2013


Filed under Campus

“I will be looking through magazines and wishing that I looked like those people. At some points I will go to any length, whether it is starving myself to get to that point,” said junior Hailey Crosby. The reality today is that society causes people to question their confidence in their body image,...

Social media smackdown: is Vine going to take over Instagram?

Tara Ebrahimpour, Staff Writer

May 2, 2013


Filed under As seen in print

There are many popular apps in the social networking world, two of the most popular being Instagram and Vine. Since its launch in 2010, Instagram hasn’t failed to impress users. Instagram was created by Stanford graduates Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010. “It's a way of taking fun, ar...

As social media matures, so does its users

Kristen Friis, Business Manager

May 2, 2013


Filed under As seen in print

What ever happened to MySpace, the forgotten social network? Instagram, Twitter and Facebook is what happened. As social networks come and go, many of us wonder; which one is the best? Facebook, created in 2004, is the number one social network with 1.06 billion users. That is approximately 1/7th of t...

The new kid on the social media block: Vine

The new kid on the social media block: Vine

Ashley Kawakami, Features Editor

February 27, 2013


Filed under Campus

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram may have to welcome a new kid on the block: Vine. Vine is like Instagram and Twitter, rolled up with a splash of YouTube. It is an app that allows the user to record six seconds or less of a looping video feed and then share it with friends via Twitter or Facebook. Vines...

Is the social media helping or harming students?

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

December 5, 2012


Filed under As seen in print

With the abundance of social media network sites such as Facebook and Instagram, some are concerned whether these types of media students interact with every day are harming their academic performance. “I’m always on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube listening to K-pop songs, checking out...

Why students should embrace social media and how (@Steven_Tsuji)

Why students should embrace social media and how (@Steven_Tsuji)

July 12, 2012


Filed under Campus

[media-credit name="Twitter, Inc." align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]Social media has evolved the world to be more socially interactive with others and has changed the way most people live. Some studies have shown that social networking has a negative effect on students because most become obse...

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