Tag: social media

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

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

*This story was co-written by Ryan Servaites and Tilly Cohen 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 […]

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Rise of social media usage affects young people

Rise of social media usage affects young people

Social media has constantly been developing and becoming more and more essential to people’s everyday lives. Apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Tiktok are meant to entertain and help users connect with others on a daily basis. One of the first things people do […]

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Graphic by Darian Williams

Social media app “TikTok” rises in popularity among students at MSD

Across the nation, people of all ages and demographics have found themselves absorbed in the world of online trends ranging from comedy jokes to popular dances. Trends like these have created online celebrities, some whom walk the halls at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Many […]

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Social media and news platforms are not bringing light to world-changing news

Social media and news platforms are not bringing light to world-changing news

Positive and negative events happen around the world everyday; however, only some of it is broadcasted for the public to see. Social media and news platforms such as CNN and Fox News continue to emphasize the bad events but show very little attention to the good events that […]

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Senior Samantha Goldblum uses Photoshop to extenuate her feature's in a photo. 
Photo illustration by Darion Willams.

Photoshop gives teens unrealistic body standards

Social media outlets, such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, have boomed in popularity amongst people of all ages. On these apps, the trend of altering photos has become frequent for many users. With Photoshop, users are able to alter backgrounds, colors and even their appearance.  […]

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Teens are using Twitter as their main news outlet

Teens are using Twitter as their main news outlet

Compared to those raised in past generations, teens today are receiving their news from modern resources in unimaginable ways. Modern news must have modern ways to reach the public. From newspapers to broadcast radio, news and how it is reported has evolved drastically. “[In high […]

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Photo by Nyan Clarke

Seeing memorial posts on social media is triggering

I used to scroll through Instagram to look at the static pictures of my friends out to dinner or at the beach. My mind was embodied with this thought that my life revolved around social media, and that I needed to be on it to […]

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Senior Isabella Pfeiffer paints a mural for Astronomy Club in Marjory’s Garden on Dec. 19. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Senior Isabella Pfeiffer channels her creative energy into her art

For senior Isabella Pfeiffer, art is so much more than a simple pastime. What started as an activity to bond with her mother, who is also an artist, transformed into a passion that continuously allows her to express herself, her culture and her aspirations through […]

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