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Cancel culture has gone too far

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,...

Downtown Kalamazoo is where many small businesses are located. Walk down S Kalamazoo Mall street and support their businesses.

Showing support to new small businesses in Kalamazoo

Yasmin Mosqueda, Social Media Team December 14, 2020

Recently, many small businesses in Kalamazoo have been expanding and getting a lot of good feedback from the community.  Kalamazoo has a lot of small businesses that many residents don't know about,...

TikTok users teaching manifestation trends

TikTok users teaching manifestation trends

Yasmin Mosqueda, Social Media Team November 26, 2020

Over the past few months many teenagers have been scrolling through the app TikTok for hours! And with the app comes many trends, one of which is manifestation.  “Manifestation is a formal way to...

Moore enjoys time outside during quarantine, a nice change from her time in her room on social media.

Social media helped teens stay sane during the state-mandated lockdown

Ellie Haase, Social Media Editor October 24, 2020

This has no doubt been one the craziest years many of us have experienced. With schools being shut down in March, students worldwide were unsure of how to cope with the number of things they were missing...

Social media and cell phones have become damaging to teens’ lives

Social media and cell phones have become damaging to teens’ lives

Samantha Hogan, Guest Writer April 16, 2020

The clock strikes 6 a.m. and your iPhone, probably laying in bed with you, blares the alarm tone you have set, signaling it’s time for school. Before you even sit up though, you grab your phone and start...

Photoshop Has Ruined Our Concept Of Beauty

Photoshop Has Ruined Our Concept Of Beauty

April 22, 2019

By Abigail Hauke I’ll admit it--I photoshop myself. I have apps on my phone that I open every time I want to post a new selfie on Instagram, apps that arm me with tools to reshape, resize, and revise...

Social Media Will Shape the Next Generation of Politicians

Social Media Will Shape the Next Generation of Politicians

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor/Knights Speak Team November 14, 2018

As of June 2018, Statista reports over 1 billion Instagram users worldwide, a staggering one seventh of the world’s population. However, that figure pales to the 2.23 billion active Facebook accounts...

Privacy Being Perpetrated?  Norrix Students Are Suspect Over Mark Zuckerberg and His Facebook Privacy Policy

Privacy Being Perpetrated? Norrix Students Are Suspect Over Mark Zuckerberg and His Facebook Privacy Policy

parkerkissel June 4, 2018

If you’ve ever been worried that your private information may be leaked or exposed, then you’re right to be worried. On March 17, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, was exposed by the New York...

The #OneLess Challenge: Destroying ARs for Awareness is Ineffective

The #OneLess Challenge: Destroying ARs for Awareness is Ineffective

Brandon Schnurr, Web Editor May 16, 2018

On February 18, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, 17 people lost their lives when a former student came to the school, pulled the fire alarm, and opened fire on fleeing students....

Teens Struggle to Move Forward after a Sudden Snapchat Update

Teens Struggle to Move Forward after a Sudden Snapchat Update

Nia Alexopoulos March 29, 2018

You’re switching apps between your phone, perhaps checking up on what your friends are doing or sending a text to your friend asking to hangout. Many activities such as communicating, researching information,...

Devon Gross

Quirky and Awkward in Real Life, Flirty and Fun Online: Social Media Helps Teens Feel More Confident When They Communicate

June 18, 2017

Guest Writer Devon Gross Some people are naturally charismatic and friendly. They can make friends without really even trying, and they’re just meant to be the life of any and every party. Other people...

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