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With only his phone for a camera, a tripod and a ring light, Ho implements clever editing styles with CapCut to deliver high-quality videos and capture his audience’s attention using quick choppy video clips and catchy music. Photo used with permission from Nick Ho.

Nicholas Ho forges his path through fashion content

Amanda Jin, Staffer April 1, 2024

Tearing open its cardboard box, Nicholas Ho unboxes his latest package, a pair of Balenciaga sneakers. He holds up the shoes to the camera, capturing its fit with silvery streaks and unique soles for his...

The revenue of Beauty Brands skyrocketted in 2023, partially due to the influence of social media promoting viral products.

Beauty influencers increase consumer culture

Yvonne Wu and Alyssa Wang February 12, 2024

What you need to know: Influencer culture drives consumer behavior through product endorsements on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, with creators gaining income from brand sponsorships. ...

With the rise of social media, the lack of intergenerational connectivity online has intensified, leading to a more politically polarized society. Diversifying online experiences through the use of multiple platforms and perspectives can prevent further societal fragmentation and polarization.

The implicit barriers behind social media

Tanika Anbu, Staffer April 10, 2023

Social media apps like Instagram and Tiktok are defined by their Generation Z users, while media outlets like TV and newspaper are characterized by their Baby Boomer counterparts. With the rise of global...

Parasocial relationships are dangerous and must be prevented by limiting social media usage and focusing on maintaining genuine relationships with people in real life.

Destined or deranged? The reality of parasocial relationships

Vidushi Upadhyay, Staffer April 10, 2023

With the rise of social media, relationships between fans and celebrities have grown more intimate. Fans are prone to developing unhealthy relationships with their favorite stars, desperately trying to...

Staffer Maple Leung poses to take a BeReal, to demonstrate the inherent performativity of the app.

Can you really be real on BeReal?

Maple Leung, Staffer October 10, 2022

No filters, no time to cover a zit and definitely not enough time to put on a trendy outfit. BeReal, dubbed the “anti-Instagram” app, has sprung into popularity and aims to create an authentic user...

A post it note, covered in elegant doodles, taped to graph paper with washi tape, preaching satirical advice.

Romanticizing school perpetuates unrealistic productivity standards

Lilly Wu, Opinion Editor October 10, 2022

Romanticizing school, a catch-all term used to describe the use of aesthetically pleasing school supplies, preppy outfits and idealistic study habits, has gained attention for the toxic mindsets perpetrated...

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, Writer 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, Editor-in-Chief 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, Sports Editor 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, Content Editor 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, Web Editor 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...

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