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Journalism turns a new page

Journalism turns a new page

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Anchor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Focus, Photo Slide Shows

In today's society, it is easy to fall into the habit of turning on the TV to listen to tonight's news, or go on Twitter to get the latest information about what is happening in the world. As this becomes a reality, people lose the authenticity that a newspaper brings, but they possibly gain somethi...

Social media bears employment impact

Social media bears employment impact

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Editorial

Social Media has had many positive impacts on our society, but it has also had negative impacts on people today. People have been able to learn about activities or events happening in other parts of the country or the world, which is a positive.  Another positive is in the schools, technology and...

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 ...

Social media working as efficient communication medium on terrorism

Social media working as efficient communication medium on terrorism

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Videos of  the Paris attacks were uploaded to Youtube almost immediately. The Orlando shooting was shown to many in real time through Snapchat. News of ISIS attacks are updated constantly on Twitter. There is no doubt that social media and terrorism have a strong link, however, the debate falls on whether that is...

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...

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2016
Filed under Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

As of early last year, Islamic terrorists sounded the alarm with threatening messages to compromise the United State's cybersecurity. Although not gaining much attention, the combination of these threats with the unlocking of the San Bernardino shooter's phone, adds to the question of when the U...

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...

Need for internet safety at a maximum

Adam Sutcliffe, Read and watch producer
January 13, 2016
Filed under Focus, In-Depth

    As the members of a new generation of societ, the people alive today get to witness something truly incredible. They get to see the advanced technology of phones, computers and other “smart” devices becoming an everyday part of society. However, with the new generation of tech...

Snapchat rising above old-school text messaging

Tiana Meador, Online Editor
December 24, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Read & Watch, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

As social media continues to pervade every element of day-to-day life, 'older' ways of communicating seem to lose popularity among the current generation. This allows for more exploration of newer interfaces, which seem to be constantly updating how people share their life with the world. One...

Media’s influence on political views

Media’s influence on political views

Sam Begin, Print Editor and Chief
November 17, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

We like to think of ourselves as perfectly rational creatures. When it comes to our political viewpoints, we like to think that we are choosing the best candidate based on his/her policies or credentials or some other factor, and that we are not influenced by any factors besides the candidate/pa...

Pinterest back with a bang

Pinterest back with a bang

Chris Faffler, Read & Watch Video Editor
October 12, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

After a decline in users over the past few months, students interest in Pinterest is on the rise. A recent increase in popularity has people wondering what it is all about. Pinterest is a social media website in which people can easily 'pin', or 'bookmark', all of their favorite topics and merch...

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...

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