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Rising Internet Censorship: The Take-Down of Your Favorite Social Media Apps

Rising Internet Censorship: The Take-Down of Your Favorite Social Media Apps

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Recently, internet censorship across various media platforms has been rising, and YouTube is a principle example of the negative consequences of censorship on creators and users alike. Throughout the course of 2019, YouTube has been demonetizing videos for controversies relating to anti-vaccination, t...

Read 5:32 p.m.: The Frustration of Read Receipts

Read 5:32 p.m.: The Frustration of Read Receipts

Anna Goellner, Literary Magazine Editor

February 3, 2019

You have something really important to say. Maybe you are scheduling a dinner or asking a friend if they like your potential prom dress. You sent your crush a Snapchat ten minutes ago, and you looked pretty great in that picture. Maybe you are in an argument via texting, and your comeback was just too ...

It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

January 10, 2019

For teenagers growing up today, technology plays a greater role in our development than it has for any other generation before us. There is a myriad of new creations and innovations appearing around us every day, and while living in such a high-tech society has its perks, it also comes with its fair sha...

We Are the Lost Generation

We Are the Lost Generation

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

Why is it that we all feel like we need to post about our problems or complain about our lives to get the slightest bit of attention? Personally, the last couple of weeks have been extremely difficult for me, but you won’t see me post anything about my problems on social media. Why? Because all it does...

A Postmortem for Vine

A Postmortem for Vine

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

December 20, 2017

The year 2012 brought the news of a death total of 2,000 in the Afghan war, the reelection of Barack Obama and the birth of the social media platform Vine. Vine was founded in the summery sweet June heat of 2012 with one simple idea: six second looping videos. Users would have the ability to film anything...

The Technological Race Against Human Relations

The Technological Race Against Human Relations

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

The leaps in innovation and technology have been numerous and astounding ever since The Stone Age. New inventions such as the wheel and the smartphone have revolutionized the way we perceive and interact with the world. New technologies will continue to change the way the world works; however, what ...

Here’s What You Missed While Trump Was Being Elected

Here’s What You Missed While Trump Was Being Elected

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

As can be expected from such a dramatic election, the media has shifted nearly all of its focus from the country’s general happenings to a spotlight on the race to the White House. The result is that events considered less important have been overshadowed by the biggest American news organizations....

“After School” App Invades North Forsyth High School

“After School” App Invades North Forsyth High School

Kenya Espinoza, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

"After School" is an application that has increased in popularity at North due to the application sending selected people messages after they sign up. The app has reached 13,880 downloads from those more than 600 people attend North Forsyth High. This application allows the downloader to anonymously...

Jerks, Filters, and Reasons Why

Jerks, Filters, and Reasons Why

Jack Kern, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

There was a period of time a when the anti-bullying movement was at its peak, and one of the many things being drilled into the brains of elementary and middle school students was to “stand up against bullies”. You wouldn’t think it, but those movements were just as effective at stopping bullies...

Everyone is the Same

Everyone is the Same

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016

Social media is a constant phenomenon today in the life of an American teenager, whether it is on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook, most of us have one. I am not going to sit here and rant to you that every aspect of social media is bad or how much more fun you would be having if you paid attention...

Technology Ruining Society

Technology Ruining Society

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015

The recent evolution of technology has enabled activities that were previously thought to be impossible; our grandparents never dreamed they would have the ability to communicate with friends, play a game, and lay in bed at the same time. It is almost a given that everyone has a smart phone, a computer,...

Instapray: My Experience

Instapray: My Experience

Kristen Iler

May 6, 2015

Worship and prayer are not usually things you see every day on social media, but there is a relatively new app changes that entirely. Instapray, introduced on January 10, 2013, is an app designed to let people around the world interact with each other by posting prayers, praying, and offering God’s ...

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