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Student Josh Snider logs onto Instagram during lunch.

Social media is creating anxiety in students

Mallory Loken, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

High school students might notice that their peers are less social than they have been, and most are wondering what has caused this. In situations where people used to make conversation and get to know...

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X affects teens’ emotions and well-being on social media

Hector Tule, Guest Writer April 2, 2024

X, formerly known as Twitter, has become one of the most successful social media platforms for both interaction and popularity. In recent years teens have become more affected by X, especially when it...

A phone sits on the table with the Instagram loading screen. Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps among teens.

Avoiding social media: six fun alternatives to improve your quality of life

Lexi Tuley, Graphics Editor May 15, 2023

Phones are practically a necessity in modern-day America. They allow easy communication between people, access to an incredible amount of information and are generally an easy place to spend time with...

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Logging in and checking out: phones can distract teens and and cause mental health issues

Alex Buckley, Sports Team March 21, 2023

“My mind is moving a mile a minute,” said senior Avery Johnson, after being without a phone for 5 hours. Loy Norrix Spanish teacher Christina Holmes hosted an experiment to test the dependency her...

The bad side of social media: unrealistic beauty standards are causing identity issues

The bad side of social media: unrealistic beauty standards are causing identity issues

Sabrina Cabrera-Schram, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

As my 13-year-old self sat on my bed, I wondered why my body looked so different from the girls I saw on TV. I was just getting back from a long seven-hour day of school, getting a snack and sitting down...

Social media accounts for negativity in teenagers’ lives

Social media accounts for negativity in teenagers’ lives

Matthew Gray, Staff Writer December 16, 2021

“I felt like I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning,” said senior Hank Perkins. “There was an entire group chat going at each other. It was constantly there and always looming over me, even if...

After a long period of time spent online many people relied on social media. Fast forward a year and a half, and many people have continued these habits.

A “phone addicted” generation coming off the pandemic

Kendall Sloan, Instagram Team November 22, 2021

In the past, attitudes surrounding social media have consistently been, to “cut-down” or “reduce usage” in order to be more productive. However, the pandemic pushed this attitude completely out...

“Bones day” highlights the appeal of mysticism

“Bones day” highlights the appeal of mysticism

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor November 4, 2021

The social media platform TikTok is known for being a lawless refuge for its users, with anyone able to create a public account and post whatever they want.  Just a few weeks ago the “Devious Licks”...

Senior Danica Harpers cartoon strip from their 2nd period Art Class. The strip depicts the ongoing Devious Lick trend which involves students posting high school vandalism online and how teachers are concerned with the new behavior.

Why So Devious? The glorification of vandalism in the “Devious Lick” trend

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor October 7, 2021

As schools around the nation open their doors to students full-time for the first time in a year and a half, one phenomenon has also made an impressive return—high school vandalism. If you have been...

Campus safety officer pats down senior Jacob Shantzs bag. All students were searched for weapons before entering the building on Monday, September 27.

Social media threats cause increased caution at Loy Norrix

Hannah Locke, Editor in Chief September 27, 2021

On Thursday, September 23, a social media post went out threatening a “shootout” at Kalamazoo Central and Loy Norrix high schools and a bombing at an unnamed “courthouse.” These threats are said...

Copy Editor Melissa Prestons editorial cartoon of the recent rise in cancel culture online. The cartoon depicts a representation of the Twitter bird critiquing the actions of a baby playing with a Mr. Potato Head figure: the subject of recent controversy.

Cancel culture has gone too far

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor May 2, 2021

#___IsOverParty has been all over Twitter for the last few years. Whether serious or sarcastically, the mob mentality of canceling celebrities has been prevalent on social media. Cancel culture...

Setting boundaries online to keep yourself safe

Setting boundaries online to keep yourself safe

Kai Neve-Jones, Assistant Photo Editor February 11, 2021

In the time of the internet, it’s easy to find people who have similar interests as you, but it’s also easier for people who want to hurt you, mentally or physically, to get in contact with you.  I,...

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