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Mattson, Constant begin makeup account

Mattson, Constant begin makeup account

Allison Heintz, Copy Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Student Life

High school has always been seen as a time to be who you really are and do what you love. With the social media and internet access we have today, it's easier than ever to be open about who you really are. For some students that means having an Instagram makeup page to share their talent. Seniors Sarah Mattson and ...

Jack Lange’s photography progresses with age

Jack Lange’s photography progresses with age

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under People, Read & Watch

Plenty of people consider photography to be a hobby, but not many possess a passion or dexterity quite like junior Jack Lange does. His Instagram account made specifically for photography, called jtnovo, attracts hundreds with his keen eye for that perfect shot. Since beginning the account in Feb. 2014,...

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...

New online community forms on Instagram

New online community forms on Instagram

Hailey Laubscher, Online Broadcaster
September 25, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Spam Instagram accounts have given students a new way of connecting with each other. Using a "spam" account gives people the freedom to post pictures whenever they want without the fear that their peers will judge them. Spam Instagram accounts are Instagram accounts that allow students to post daily life upd...

Staff Ed: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Staff Ed: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

April 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

The 21st century has brought about many changes to the world of technology. Social media websites such as Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat are being used by millions of people around the globe, but these sites are still trying to evolve and keep up with the ever changing world. Social media certainly is not de...

Spam Instagram accounts sweeping popularity over students

Spam Instagram accounts sweeping popularity over students

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor
April 3, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Trending Now

 Today's society is constantly creating and communicating through social media. Websites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have taken on a life of their own. Owning an account on various sites, is not enough for this generation. Teens have now taken interest in the idea of a 'Spam' Accou...

‘Damn Daniel’ and modern internet culture

‘Damn Daniel’ and modern internet culture

Daniel Onufer, In Studio Video Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Trending Now

In the span of 1 week, the internet was raving over Damn Daniel, a series of videos in which a child filming a boy wearing white Vans shouts "Damn, Daniel! Back at it again with the white Vans!" There's something very off about this sensation, though; no one knows why it's so popular. Some people say...

Photoshop takes away the truthfulness of a photo

Lauren Feldkamp, Online Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Activities, Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

With selfies rising in popularity this past year so has the extent people take for them. People will do anything to get the right picture, which urges some to go for the editing route. Transforming an image at a click of a button through an app that ranges from full facial reconstruction to ligh...

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Universal rules of ‘being cool’

Lauren Lebourgeois, Copy Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth, Photo Slide Shows

  Many people wonder what it means to be cool. Everyone has their own definition of, and think of, it a little differently. It is natural for trends to start, and also to come to an end. Trends are constantly happening in our evolving society. Since before anyone could remember, humans have al...

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...

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...

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