Tag: social media

This is a finished product of the Bill Clinton Swag Trend, featuring country albums. Photo courtesy of Molly Conn.

Music trend ‘Bill Clinton Swag’ spreads on social media

Over the past few weeks, there have been multiple Instagram trends that have spanned over various subjects, including women positivity and pets. The newest trend on social media  is referred to as “Bill Clinton Swag,” and is popular amongst users of all ages.  The challenge […]

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@msdsenior2020 is an Instagram account dedicated to featuring the class of 2020's plans for the future. Photo by Leni Steinhardt

Instagram account @msdseniors2020 provides a platform for seniors to showcase their future plans

Social media is a popular way to interact with others. At this time, many seniors are getting ready to go off to college and some are feeling nervous to go somewhere new with mostly strangers. Three Marjory Stoneman Douglas seniors, who wish to remain anonymous […]

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The #CoronaCant movement started by Boca Raton High School students has connected people across the nation and the world.

Boca Raton High School students start #CoronaCant movement to connect people across the world

Despite the negative circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and students from Boca Raton, Florida formed an organization titled #CoronaCant. The movement kicked off in mid-March. #CoronaCant was co-founded by Luke Lynch, an alumnus from Boca Raton High School and current freshman at American University, […]

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[Opinion] High school workloads make students resent reading

[Opinion] High school workloads make students resent reading

In elementary school, reading for fun is emphasized as one of the best ways to sharpen students’ intellect. As kids progress through the school system, the emphasis stays the same while the workload gets more intense. Eventually, reading becomes less of a treat and more […]

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Women positivity chain seen throughout Instagram platform

Women positivity chain seen throughout Instagram platform

Beginning on March 23, a women’s’ positivity chain was posted throughout Instagram stories in hopes to draw attention and stress away from COVID-19 and redirect it toward women empowerment. The chain’s post consisted of a picture of themselves, the people they were nominating and the […]

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Photo illustration by Leah Ronkin

MSD students struggle with body image, eating disorders

While looking in a mirror, it is easy for people to tear apart their self-esteem as thoughts of what they wish their body looked like clouds their head. With every meal, their mind envisions a pound of fat gained or an additional crease on their […]

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Dislike buttons are not beneficial towards social media users. Photo by Brianna

Social media should not include a dislike button option

Social media is full of posts and opinions. From graduation photos to posts memorializing those who have passed away, social media has been a platform for users to express opinions and ideas. Whether it is through photos, videos or text, a user’s inner thoughts and […]

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Students are constantly being blocked from websites throughout the school computers. Photo by Ariana  Perez

Schools should only be able to block certain websites

A school’s job is to educate students and keep them protected throughout the duration of the school day. Many schools, including Broward County schools, block certain websites that may include inappropriate or harmful content for these reasons.  At most points during the school day, teachers […]

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Students are constantly viewing colleges on social media sites. Photo by Maria Vera

[Opinion] Colleges should be able to use social media accounts to influence admission decisions

Social media, including Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, requires mature and responsible users in order to make smart decisions and act with respectable behavior. All users need to be fully aware that whatever is posted is seen by everyone forever, whether the post is deleted or […]

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and other social media executives will be speaking with congressional committees this week. (Rolf Vennenbernd/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

Big tech companies face pressure to cease political ads

Big tech is getting bigger. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the digital economy made up 6.9% of the total GDP of the United States, a rate that is constantly growing. Yet as digital technology and media take up more and more of the […]

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