The Broadview

Teens use humor to cope with current pandemic

One of many coronavirus memes currently popular features social media star Bhad Bhabie and her catch phrase “Cash me outside how bow dat?” and makes a joke about how Californians are not social distancing even though Governor Gavin Newsom requires it. Teenagers are using memes and other forms of humorous content to cope with stress and fear about the COVID-19 crisis.

Madeline Thiara, Components Editor

March 30, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Teenagers are using social networking apps such as TikTok, Twitter and Instagram to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic through humor, even though many posts make light of certain aspects of the outbreak. One meme discusses how during the boredom of social distancing many people are exploring ...

‘Memeing’ into the new year

Teens post joking memes on platforms like Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. The subject of these posts has revolved around the recent conflict with Iran.

Gabrielle Guido, Senior Reporter

January 9, 2020

As teens open their TikTok accounts, many are expecting to find playful dance videos about viral trends, but they have instead found a multitude of memes teasing the United States’ and Iran’s recent military conflict, dubbing it as “World War III.” In the wake of Iran’s threat to the United...

It’s Tik Tok time?

It's Tik Tok time?

Gray Timberlake, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2019

When senior Malinalli Cervantes created a TikTok that went viral, her primary focus was not the potential security issues she could have created for herself. The TikTok app allows users to post 15 second videos that are typically set to popular music or “sounds.” Videos become “Tik-Tok famous,” like...

Gymnast uses platform

Adele Bonomi, Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

Springy, powerful, double-twisting double backflips make Simmone Biles standout in international competitions, but her confident voice outside the gym is shifting the public face of gymnastics and the definition of what it means to be an elite athlete.  Bile’s original moves are impossible for a...

Visiting author gives presentation, participates in discussion

Author Chris Riley responds to a question during the discussion session with interviewers senior Harris Rutherford and sophomore Audrey Pinard. Riley visited campus today to give a presentation to students about his book “After the Mass-Age.”

Madeline Thiara, Reporter

April 8, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students gathered in Syufy Theatre at the end of the school day to hear author Chris Riley speak about his book “After the Mass-Age.” After the presentation, senior Harris Rutherford and sophomore Audrey Pinard led a discussion with Riley. “Riley is connected to our school thr...

Making lasting impressions

Making lasting impressions

Caroline Thompson, Copy Editor

February 14, 2019

In a society reliant on the use of social media, privacy is practically nonexistent, and the internet footprint teenagers make in their school years may be the deal breaker when applying for jobs years in the future.  Photos surfaced earlier this month allegedly depicting Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in ...

Phone app can cause user obsession

SNAP IT Juniors pose for a Snapchat photo between class. The app encourages users to send daily photos to multiple friends.

Adele Bonomi, Senior Reporter

December 13, 2018

Freshman Kelly Cronan sends a photo to 120 of her Snapchat friends everyday. Sometimes it’s a photo of herself, what she is doing or who she is with, but the photo always has the same typed or hand-drawn caption with an “s” or the word “streaks.” Snapchat streaks — indicated by a number n...

Students delete addictive social media app for finals week

Freshman Amelia Abernethy logs out and deletes Snapchat from her phone. Abernethy is one of the many people who decided to delete the app since it distracted her from studying and doing homework.

Madeline Thiara, Reporter

December 11, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students are deleting Snapchat from their phones to reduce screen time while preparing and studying for final exams. “Deleting Snapchat was a great decision for me because I spent a lot of time consumed in the app,” freshman Takouhi Asdourian said. “I feel like now since Snapchat notification...

Blending two worlds

Blending two worlds

Cece Giarman, Web Editor

December 16, 2017

With beauty vloggers on YouTube, regular celebrity product endorsements on Instagram, and an increased presence of cosmetic companies online, the makeup and beauty industry’s marketing strategies have changed with the advent of social media. “When I see makeup on Instagram I think I may like, I usually ...

Power teens

Neely Metz, Features Editor

December 9, 2016

Filling Instagram feeds and Snapchat stories with product advertisements, trademarked styles and “hot” trends, teen celebrities can influence the life and mind of youth, leading many to feel pressure to abide by unrealistic beauty expectations to be as “flawless” as their famous counterparts appea...

Social media poses threat to ‘real life’ relationships

Social media poses threat to 'real life' relationships

Editorial Board

September 26, 2016

While lunch provides a time for peers to chat together before resuming their afternoon classes, many students spend the break constantly checking their phones rather than focusing on the friends around them. As constant app updates and social media platforms parallel our increasing addiction to virtual ...

Social media protects consumers

Social media protects consumers

Asha Khanna, Senior Reporter

March 16, 2016

Sophomore Tess Wilmoth was scrolling through her Instagram feed when she saw a post of a mascara she was interested in buying, but reading the comments changed her opinion. “The packaging said you would get long and thick eyelashes, and it was supposed to make them natural looking,” Wilmoth sa...

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