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To Post or Not to Post

It’s May 15, 2019, the day the Human Life Protection Act was passed, enacting a near-total ban on abortion in Alabama beginning in Nov. 2019. You’re at school when you check your phone to...

Corruption of the iGen

//PICTURED ABOVE: Addiction to technology, especially social media, is a serious problem that plagues today’s teens. Apps such as Snapchat and Instagram, widely popular platforms, dominate large quantities of time in teen’s lives, and...

Perfection is just a Procedure Away

Humans, by nature are inherently visual beings.Arguably, what appeases the eye appeases the soul. At least, that is what some patients aim for when they decide to go under the knife, shelling out thousands...

Meme This: The Power and Potential of Internet Memes

In the summer of 2014, a girl from Houston, Texas woke up after a house party, clothes disheveled, with no memory of what happened the night before. A few weeks later, people began to...

Slap On That Filter (Or Not)

Good lighting? Check. Cute outfit? Check. Makeup on point? Check. You make sure that the flash is on. Finally, you and your friends pose and flash your spearmint-scented smiles at the camera and cross...

HQ is Honestly Quite Good

PICTURED ABOVE: HQ Host Scott Rogowsky entertains one million players on Feb. 13th’s 8 p.m. Mardi Gras game. Photo courtesy of HQ. When the clock nears 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., multitudes of teenagers,...

To Be Honest, TBH is Overrated  

PICTURED ABOVE: Users have the ability to send digital compliments to friends on the app. Screenshots provided by Charlotte Dross.  Human society as a whole tends to have an inherent craving to know what...

The Burden of Brighten

Around two weeks before winter break, one of my friends invited me to join Brighten. The concept was a good one: send genuine (and anonymous) compliments to ~brighten~ someone’s day. And for those two...

Social Media, Unfiltered

In the face of rising expectations of perfection, students turn to both fake and real personas online. Essena O’Neill seems like she belongs. At least, her selfie does. With blonde locks tucked behind her...

Tweet or Sleep

Senior Julia Pasquinelli stands in the lunch line. Her friends are close by, smartphones in hand as they check social media and surf the web. Pasquinelli, unlike her friends, is not holding any electronic...