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Social media showdown

June 3, 2020

Social media has begun to dominate the internet. Most people have at least one or two social media apps on their phones and other devices. Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit and Facebook are just a few examples of well-known social media platforms in the world. However, on a more specific scale, what socia...

Illustration by Margaret Debenport

A ghost of the past?

March 15, 2018

Stories are different. Friend pages have disappeared. A once familiar screen has become far away lands. Snapchat’s recent efforts to make the app easier to use have proved a disappointment to many users. In November 2017, Snapchat announced their redesign and predicted its initial unpopularity. ...

Snapchat and I

Snapchat and I

April 5, 2016

Any one of my friends can tell you, I’m the worst about responding to text messages, calls, or notifications. Desperate pleas for last night’s homework, frantic calls to tell me the latest piece of news, urgent requests for a kidney— chances are I’ll miss it completely. I hate having to be tied to my ...

Snapchatless

Snapchatless

March 29, 2016

Every year when February rolls around, I’m faced with the tough decision of what I should give up for Lent. Lent is a Catholic tradition in which participants generally give something up for the 40 days Easter. I typically give up a beloved unhealthy food, but this year I decided to really challenge m...

Instagramless Katie

Instagramless Katie

November 26, 2015

Anxiety. Fatigue. Sweating. Vomiting. Depression. Seizures. People expect teenagers to be faced with the symptoms of withdrawal without their social media. Adults expect us to be drooling out of our mouths if we don’t have our phones in our hands. I decided to put the myth to test and delete all of the social m...

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