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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, Staff Writer 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, Video 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 from their 2nd period Art Class. The cartoon depicts the ongoing Devious Lick trend.

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

James Hauke, Video 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, Chief Copy Editor 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...

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...

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