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Don’t Blame TikTok for Unwanted Content

Don't Blame TikTok for Unwanted Content

Will Rosenblum, Opinions Editor

April 28, 2020

TikTok, a video sharing app released in 2016, has exploded onto the online-scene with over one billion users in March of 2020. But the app has been met with its fair share of flaws and criticisms by users. Beyond the For You page itself, videos with a phrase such as “like for part two” are incredibly ...

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Anderson Blum, Science, Technology & Health Editor

March 14, 2019

In little over a decade, social media has gone from a group of various technological experiments to domination of the United States and many other countries. Modern children live in a completely different social structure than the norm had been for generations. Frankly, different does not mean bad. Wh...

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Social Media Alienates, Harms Mental Health

Yeukai Zimbwa, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2019

Hello! Good Morning! How are you? I’m fine. For human beings, performing is a part of life: automated responses, scripted small-talk, pseudo-conversations about the weather while passing in the hallways. Teenagers born and raised in the 21st century know intimately the pressures that come with the su...

Background

Background

Nadia Lee, News Editor

March 14, 2019

The ubiquity of personal smartphones raises growing concerns, specifically amongst young people. According to a Common Sense Media (CSM) study, since 2011, the amount of time spent on cell phones has increased dramatically. For example, the study found that on average, 13 to 18 year olds spend up to ...

Gen Z Podcast ep. 1: Social Media

Meara Sullivan, Lorna Kruesel, Contributing Podcasters

November 13, 2018

https://anchor.fm/spectrumnewspaper/episodes/Gen-Z-Podcast-ep-1-Social-Media-e2j1ob/a-a6esfn

Arts and Culture Poll

April 30, 2016

From which sites do you get your popular culture news? When was the last time that you bought a teen magazine? When you read a magazine what do you flip to? What celebrities do you follow on Instagram? What celebrities do you follow on Twitter? If you could be a celebrity for a day,...

Social Stardom

Kim Kardashian West’s famous Instagram has been a secondary outlet to her TV personality for teens to keep up with.

Alyssa Story, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

     Everyday, a spotlight shines into the lives of the rich and famous. Today, instead of all this new information being released by tabloids, celebrities are taking their reputations into their own hands. For those who have lust worthy lives, it has become much easier to rise to fame through the ...

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