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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 lose familiarity with texting

May 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Isabelle Pinard Managing Editor The other day I came home from school and saw a phone bill on the dinner table with my name on it. I rolled my eyes and picked it up, thinking “Oh great. My dad thinks I text too much,” but I found myself horrified at the numbers on the page. I text at least 56 ...

Teens should find time to read leisure novels

April 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I was curled up in my bed at 2 a.m. with a familiar ache in my back, but I refused to go to sleep and continued to flip page after page of my novel. The current series that is filling my free time is the “The Hunger Games” trilogy. Although my sister had been pestering me for the past year to r...

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...

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