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Stonebridge kindergartner and mom promote kindness

Stonebridge kindergartner and mom promote kindness

Emma Lowey, Copy Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under News

  Kids are taught to be kind to others they meet from a young age, but not always to strangers. Few people, even in their adulthood, think of making a stranger's day better. This is where kindergartner Annie and her mother Alaya Matters stand out from the crowd. They have made it their ...

False internet information permeates the crevices of daily life

False internet information permeates the crevices of daily life

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor
November 5, 2016
Filed under Editorial

When scrolling through the trending section on YouTube or any other social media site, many of the videos tend to follow a similar outline. Poorly organized videos centered around disrespecting someone, with a follow up video calling out slander. It seems that in today's world of social media, t...

Staff Editorial: teachers should have a unified cell phone policy

Staff Editorial: teachers should have a unified cell phone policy

April 30, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

It is no surprise that technology is becoming more prevalent in people’s daily lives. The school encourages people to bring their own electronic devices from home, and most people have their cell phones on them or nearby at all times. With this type of abundant presence of technology in the lives of ma...

Youth Service Bureau explains social media to parents

Kjell Sandstrom, Distribution Reporter
April 29, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, Uncategorized

  “The Internet is like a swimming pool. We don’t tell kids to not swim in the pool, we teach our kids swim!” explained Youth Services Bureau therapist Lea Thornton. This was the overall message conveyed at the social media awareness presentation held by the Youth Service Bureau April 13 at St...

GOP staffer resigns after insolent comments to Obama’s daughters

GOP staffer resigns after insolent comments to Obama’s daughters

Emily Lodahl, Team Lead Editor
December 26, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

A Republican spokeswoman's comments about President Obama's daughters is causing a commotion online. Elizabeth Lauten,  a Republican aide, made an offensive Facebook post about President Obama’s daughters on Nov. 27. Obama made the annual turkey pardon ceremony at the White House on Nov. 26 and his...

Better connections through social media

Sara Stickler, Online Editor
December 7, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Click here, ring there, tweet here, comment there. There's a reason the 1.79 billion utilized social networking accounts worldwide. Nearly three-quarters of teens are able to access Internet from any sort of technology in the United States. Due to this, social media is arguably the most important means...

Social media trends emerging

Social media trends emerging

Joey Costa, Social Media Reporter
December 6, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Studies in 2014 showed that Americans ages 18-34 spent about four hours a day on social media. With new apps introduced every day and almost 1.3 million apps already introduced, people cannot get off their social media devices. Social media in the past 10 years has evolved beyond belief throughout...

Social media: friend or foe?

Joe Price, Online Editor
December 6, 2014
Filed under In-Depth, Read & Watch

Walking through the hallways, students have a healthy conversation with friends. Although often times, they are motionless, looking towards the ground with a blank expression and wide eyes. Twitter, Facebook or Instagram are the alternative schedule on student's minds during school. Over the past...

Facebook buys gaming headset for $2 billion

Nick Wanovich
May 21, 2014
Filed under Health and Science

On March 25, Facebook announced it would buy Oculus VR. Oculus VR is a company that makes virtual reality headsets for gamers. Facebook has plans to use this technology for communications and other forms of media that they have not yet announced. Facebook bought out the gaming headset company for...

Prom facebook page becomes a dress market

Prom facebook page becomes a dress market

Brinna Dochniak
April 10, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

An event long awaited for by many throughout each school year. An annual party for all with glitz and glamour all mixed within. Prom season is hectic and a costly but one thing that is on everyone’s mind is what they are going to wear. Prom attendees are doing everything they can to dress to impress....

“WhatsApp” brings co-founder from rags to riches

Jeff Wallace
April 1, 2014
Filed under Health and Science, Technology & Gaming

It is not that often that creating an app will bring someone from rags to riches. However, the co-founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, did just that. As a boy, Koum grew up in Ukraine and eventually immigrated to the United States where he and his mother settled in San Francisco, California. He grew up po...

Team effort is needed to prevent harm on social media

Team effort is needed to prevent harm on social media

Jasmine Hearne
March 4, 2014
Filed under Editorial

In March 2013, Facebook was forced to take down the worldwide “most beautiful teens page” after controversy arose over the provocative photos and vulgar comments.  However, this has not stopped other pages with unknown creators from being started around the globe, often categorized by various stat...

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