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Social media can be vehicle for bullying

Social media can be vehicle for bullying
April 8, 2015

Cyberbullying has taken its toll on millions of people across the globe. Students at BASH are not immune, as a recent incident involving Yik Yak, the anonymous social media app, proves. Earlier this...

Three hours of anonymity show unflattering mirror

Three hours of anonymity show unflattering mirror
'Yik-Yak' showed students at their worst
March 23, 2015

Shalhevet students are supposed to be different from other high school students -- after all, not many other schools teach moral development from the first day of freshman year. But behind a cloak of...

Hired or fired? Social media may determine the answer

Hired or fired? Social media may determine the answer
What is your social media score? Kred, Klout say they know
February 24, 2015

Social media has invaded most students' lives, and some enjoy it, but parts of these modern communication tools can be tricky - and even dangerous. While sites and apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,...

Social media use plays role in college admissions

Social media use plays role in college admissions
February 20, 2015

Social media plays a prominent role in the lives of teenagers. While approximately 95% of American teens have access to online activities, 81% of these adolescents use some kind of social media, according...

Avoid prom dress faux pax online

Avoid prom dress faux pax online
February 17, 2015

Months in advance of the big night, both juniors and seniors are wondering who will be wearing what dress to Junior Banquet and the Senior Prom. To give everyone the chance to enjoy others’ dresses...

Videos that pack a punch

Videos that pack a punch
Student fights posted on social media receive mixed reactions.
February 2, 2015

For better or worse, fights at school will catch anyone's attention. In the heat of battle, some run away, some call a person of authority, and some even try to break it up. Some encircle the action with...

What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle?

What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle?
January 9, 2015

UPDATE: Kirby Delauter issued an apology to the reporter on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Original story: On January 6, 2015, a news outlet claiming to be the North Korean News Service tweeted about...

Technology takeover: Yik-Yak app makes cyberbullying easier

Technology takeover: Yik-Yak app makes cyberbullying easier
An anonymous app is giving bullies the power to degrade others while hiding behind a five-inch screen.
January 7, 2015

High school should be the ideal time and place to discover and create who you are. However, with high school comes the inevitable negatives--rumors and drama. In small towns like Tyrone, PA, rumors...

Basedmojis offers different alternative emojis

In the Basedmojis app, users can use emojis of Lil B to message their friends. These emojis offer a different alternative than the regular ones.
October 22, 2014

Hip-Hop/Cultural icon Brandon McCartney, or as the public knows him as Lil B, has taken his message of positivity beyond music into the technological world with his new app: Basedmojis. Lil B has challenged...

So you’re too cool for Coke?

So you're too cool for Coke?
Marketing campaign leaves out 'exotic' names of students, teachers
October 9, 2014
Coca-Cola launched the “Share a Coke” campaign in the United States this summer, but only 33 percent of high schoolers have names featured in the popular campaign.

Student struggles with social media fame

Student struggles with social media fame
September 16, 2014

The issue of Insta-fame is one that goes highly unnoticed. Just imagine for a moment having the population of a small town following you on social media. Sergio Lopez, a sophomore at Santaluces, undergoes...

Think before you ‘Gram’

Think before you 'Gram'
Our position: The trend of incessantly posting pictures of life events threatens teens’ ability to live in the moment rather than Instagram the moment. Rather than live through a smartphone screen, an effort needs to be made to ignore the craving to post pictures and simply enjoy life as it comes.
June 12, 2014
Posting pictures of life events threatens teens’ ability to live in the moment. Rather than live through a smartphone screen, ignore the craving to post pictures and simply enjoy life as it comes.

#BringBackOurGirls spreads awareness, calls for change

#BringBackOurGirls spreads awareness, calls for change
May 23, 2014

An inky night surrounds a boarding school in northern Nigeria. Engines rumble as trucks edge toward the school. The sound of gunshots shatters the stillness of the night, followed by shrill screams of...

Snapchat adds texting, live video to capabilities

Snapchat adds texting, live video to capabilities
May 14, 2014

On May 1, Snapchat released an update that included the highly-requested “Snapchat Chat.” Now, Snapchat can not only be used to send unattractive selfies to friends, but also to send messages and live-chat. “Until...

Tumblr blogs can glorify depression and self-harm

Tumblr blogs can glorify depression and self-harm
March 18, 2014

Tumblr has over 140 million blogs. Most revolve around predictable topics, such as photography, music, fashion, sports and design. But this popular social space has expanded in surprising and sometimes...

Tweet calling an administrator ‘Public Enemy #1’ gets Kansas student suspended

Tweet calling an administrator 'Public Enemy #1' gets Kansas student suspended
Student receives out-of-school suspension for “uncomfortable” tweet about assistant principal
March 17, 2014

Choruses of angry shouts echoed from the student section during the Feb. 18 home basketball game against Shawnee Mission South. But what was supposed to be a display of school spirit quickly raised questions...

Twitter takes a toll

Twitter takes a toll
This generation's constant access to news via social media threatens its capacity for empathy
March 10, 2014

I scrolled through Twitter one early morning before school, taking time to see what I’d missed online while I slept. Like most mornings, several CNN tweets were waiting for me from the early hours in...

Catfished: Social media scam exposes minors

Catfished: Social media scam exposes minors
January 7, 2014

After an anonymous Instagram account humiliated students who believed they sent naked photos in confidence, students began questioning how and why their pictures could get posted online. However, no...

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'Selfie' was named the Word of the Year, but it's time to put an end to the endless self-promoting self-photos.
November 21, 2013

As you are listening to another history lecture, you realize that Instagram hasn’t been updated in over eight hours. Make a funny face, snap a pic, add a sub-par filter and post that magical art...

Take a vacation from social media

Take a vacation from social media
September 3, 2013

The most pressing philosophical question of our summer era: if someone goes on a trip and fails to Instagram it, did they really go at all? June, July and August never fail to deliver an overload...

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