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I’ve watched those around me and even myself fall for the addicting world of technology, but I’ve come to the realization that by letting myself get consumed by technology I was only neglecting those around me, and ultimately I don’t need technology to build solid, meaningful relationships.

Falling into the clutches of technology

Elizabeth Park April 15, 2021

I watch as my friend’s eyes grow glazed and distant as I realize that they are no longer listening to me. I hear their empty words as they reassure me that our friendship has not changed. But something...

After finding myself drifting away from my friends from months of texting, I’ve realized that calling is a better way to stay connected.

Calling: The way to stay connected

Amy Liu January 24, 2021

I was elated. Lynbrook had just announced halfway into fourth period that schools were being shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19. I grinned at my friends, excited we would be taking our classes from...

TikTok is becoming a useful tool for up-and-coming musical artists.

TikTok breathes new life into the music community

Emma Cionca January 24, 2021

Trends on TikTok come and go — some are loved, and some are hated — but there will always be users who claim that TikTok ruins certain songs with trends or dances. Music, however, is meant to be heard...

Various aspects of TikTok, the social media platform taking the Internet by storm.

The drawbacks of TikTok

Katie Chen November 4, 2020

The past decade has seen platforms like Vine and YouTube become overnight sensations, and the social media app TikTok is no exception. TikTok has become a lucrative platform in pop culture, made apparent...

My paranoia of leaving a carbon footprint has kept me from posting on social media.

Social media: Is it worth the risks?

Jason Shan November 4, 2020

In the age of social media, teenagers are stereotyped as heads-down, hoods-up, twiddling their thumbs over the screens in their hands. In part, this does stem from the truth — social media has consumed...

Student doxxed for social media post following alleged robbery

September 23, 2020

On Sept. 15, five female juveniles stole approximately $80 of alcohol from Standard Liquor in Los Altos and rushed out of the store. All five perpetrators were identified, arrested and released on a citation...

Advocacy through social media is not going to go away any time soon. By being careful to not spread misleading information, while still advocating for issues we care about, we can make social media a valuable tool to create a long lasting impact.

The rise of advocacy in social media

Elizabeth Cheng August 25, 2020

Advocacy on social media has played a major role in the Black Lives Matter movement, which sparked a wave of social media posts intended to inform the public through platforms such as Instagram, Twitter...

On July 31, President Donald Trump released an executive order to ban the popular social media app TikTok if it was not sold to an American company before Sept. 15, which was later extended to Nov. 12.

Trump attempts to ban TikTok

Emma Cionca and Lina Mezerreg August 17, 2020

As president of the United States, Donald Trump has many responsibilities concerning the well being of the citizens and safety of the country. However, one of the president’s latest concerns has garnered...

Astrology extends into social media

Astrology extends into social media

Emma Cionca and Lillian Fu April 16, 2020

Typing “horoscope” in the Instagram search bar gives hundreds, even thousands of accounts — some with over a million followers — that are all dedicated to telling traits and predictions for every...

Too late to join Instagam?

Sloka Suresh April 3, 2020

I had always envisioned my debut on Instagram as this magical moment marking my first real introduction to all things mainstream. After all, Instagram did pave the way for popular trends like the mannequin...

Writer Elliu Huang shares why he chose to not use social media and a smartphone.

Choosing to delay my phone and social media use for the better

Elliu Huang November 11, 2019

At the beginning of class, I always see a room full of faces, dully lit up by blue screens. Saying hello to my friends proves to be a challenge because their monotonous ritual of smirking at a post, double-tapping...

s more cell phones are used as tools of distraction, many schools have resorted to banning them altogether

Device disconnection encourages real connections

Sloka Suresh October 2, 2019

 Walking through the halls of campus, it is not unusual to see students with phones in hand. For many, time with cell phones offer a needed break from academics, a chance to unwind and relax. However,...

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