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Social media’s varying effects on teens

Social media’s varying effects on teens

Antonino Garcia, Distributive Reporter

May 16, 2019

Social media is considered a controversial topic now because of the negative outcomes it can produce. These include depression, suicide and dependence on it. Adolescents continue to rely on their cell phones throughout their days, with much of their time spent on social media. This worries parents and...

Mental health courses spread awareness

Mental health courses spread awareness

Annika Brown, Business Editor

February 13, 2019

Mental illness and teen suicide rates are sharply rising. Concerns with the negative effects of social media, bullying in schools and school shootings have prompted parents and educators to think about offering mental health classes in high schools. Mental health courses should be an option in high schoo...

Social media, love it or leave it

Social media, love it or leave it

Rachel Dankers, Layout Editor

October 26, 2017

  Social media is becoming a crisis regarding communication between all ages. This issue has greatly impacted the lives of people around the world due to their constant need to be up to date with current events. This ongoing issue has been creating an uproar. People use social media to spread ridi...

Journalism turns a new page

Journalism turns a new page

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Anchor

May 4, 2017

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

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

  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

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

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

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 Editorial: social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Staff Editorial: social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Pony Express Staff

April 28, 2016

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

    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

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...

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