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Privacy breached

Privacy breached

Olivia Mohun, City Life Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under News

Many teens often take various trivia or personality online quizzes in their free time, however, some online quizzes lead to possible breaches in privacy, such as in the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal which functioned through a personality quiz app on Facebook. With more than one billion daily users...

Spreading news moves from paper to glass

Spreading news moves from paper to glass

May 27, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Features, Showcase

Articles ranging from “22 puppies who are annoyed with their owners” to “U.S. cluster bombs keep killing civilians in Yemen” makeup sites such as BuzzFeed, VICE and Mashable, all of whom focus on sharing news mainly through social media. Facebook, which has traditionally been a site for friend...

Facebook dominates competition despite social media start-ups

Facebook dominates competition despite social media start-ups

May 26, 2012


Filed under Features, Showcase

Rebecca Siegel Design Editor Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube may be dynamic options for social media allowing access 24/7 via a smartphone, but the majority of American teens have crowned Facebook as the social media King. Eighty-nine percent of social media users between the ages of 12 and 1...

Teens need to tune out social media

Teens need to tune out social media

May 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Staff Editorial New social media options keep popping up where you least expect them, from new ways to edit photos on-the-go to virtual pin boards. Now that almost everyone has a smart phone teens are wired in to these new networks 24/7 with almost no time to sit back and appreciate the less plugged-in...

Senioritis should not bring grades down

March 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Rebecca Lee Editor-in-Chief Endless scrolling will be the death of me. There have been countless nights where I have found myself on Tumblr or Facebook, procrastinating on my homework even though in the back of my mind I know I still have work to complete. I’ve slowly began to put off finishi...

Students take a break from social networks

Students take a break from social networks

February 7, 2012


Filed under Showcase

Tatiana Gutirrez & Shirley Yang Reporters Senior Kendall Scullion could not be found of Facebook for three months last fall, preventing her friends from easily contacting her or tagging her in photos. Scullion wasn’t on any type of punishment, but is one of an increasing number of students w...

Social networks lack personal touch

Social networks lack personal touch

November 10, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Isabelle Pinard Managing Editor It’s possible in the 21st century to form instant links of communication constantly through cell phones and social networks like Facebook and Twitter, but a crucial element remains absent from all of these electronic connections — physical connection. “I wond...

Social media both positive and hurtful to teenagers

April 8, 2011


Filed under Features

TaLynn Mitchell Reporter New evidence links an increasing rate of teenage depression with the amount of time spent on social media including Facebook, while also suggesting social media may play a positive role in adolescent development. Engaging in various forms of social media is a routine activity that researc...

Libby Brittain fuses social media and journalism into career

Libby Brittain fuses social media and journalism into career

February 17, 2011


Filed under Features

Zoe Newcomb Editor-in-Chief “Random: The first word (of many) I remember being fascinated with was ‘galore.’ Heard it on a radio ad; couldn’t grok it. It starts young,” Libby Brittain (’07) tweeted to her some 764 followers on December 22. An economic history major at Barnard College,...

Formspring changes from virtual socializing to vicious gossip

Formspring changes from virtual socializing to vicious gossip

December 14, 2010


Filed under Features, Showcase

Sara Kloepfer Managing Editor “Ask me anything.” The seemingly innocuous phrase graces every Formspring profile, inviting visitors to anonymously ask questions for others to publicly answer. Such a simple direction creates a complex problem as questions become statements and curiosity turns ma...

Online pioneers take blogging to new heights

Online pioneers take blogging to new heights

October 29, 2010


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Sara Kloepfer Managing Editor There are four little words I used to hate — “Check out my blog.” Whether actually hearing them, reading them in a magazine or seeing them on someone’s Facebook page, I would mentally gag each and every time. I thought blogs were a playground for vanity, ...

To trust or not to trust Facebook is the question

September 23, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Sarah Kloepfer Managing Editor Slow, plodding piano notes gather speed as a pixilated picture of a young woman comes into focus on the screen. She is followed by more pictures — close-ups and group shots — all recognizable as profile pictures from Facebook. Radiohead’s “Creep” is sung ...

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