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Binge-watching increases due to shelter in place

Netflix’s subscription count increased greatly over the last two months. Netflix gained over 6 million subscribers in 2020 with 182.9 million total.

Tala El Qadah, Reporter

May 2, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Rather than running around on a grassy field, many team athletes are turning to binge-watching as their spring sport. The current shelter-in-place order has left athletes with the extra time that they would spend commuting to and from practice with time to stream shows they have missed....

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Sources: Fox KTVU, Statistica, Omnicore Agency

Gabriella Vulakh, Web Editor

May 28, 2018

With a monthly fee as low as $7.99 for both Netflix and Hulu subscriptions, binge watching one of the thousands of shows and movies available for streaming online has become part of many teens’ daily routines. “For me, binge watching is a completely mindless activity and a good way to be alone ...

’13 Reasons’ not to watch

'13 Reasons' not to watch

Grace Ainslie, Assistant Sports Editor

May 18, 2017

After the release of a new series about a high school teenager who commits suicide, popular streaming service Netflix faced accusations of promoting suicidal behavior and garnered backlash on social media over its inappropriate handling of the sensitive topic. The show, adapted from the book “13 ...

Teens feed into binge culture

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Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2015

Liana Lum News Editor From Netflix to Instagram and Spotify to PostMates, teenagers are consuming services and products on demand, contributing to an increase in consumer culture. “Consumer culture is spending money on things everyday that you probably didn’t need,” junior Rebecca Bruce said. “I think of the buy and throw out cycle.” Consumption be...

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