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This picture perfectly encapsulates the fear-mongering and censorship involved in cancel culture. No one has the ability to speak out. Photo By: Teacher College, Columbia University.

Cancel Culture Has Gone Too Far

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer February 27, 2021

How is it okay for someone to be fired for their beliefs? How is it remotely okay if they were fired with no hope of finding a new job anywhere because every person who’s hiring doesn’t want their...

It’s time to crown summer as the ultimate season. Photos from Pinterest. Collage by Jen Vincent.

Fall People are Actually Insane

Jen Vincent, Literature Editor November 4, 2020

Let’s be honest here. No one likes sitting out in the cold with layers upon layers of jackets on. No one likes waking up to see no sunlight, dead trees and cloudy skies. And let’s be really honest,...

Peyton Stenander and Chasidy Culpepper (freshmen) give their opinion on how society is nowadays. Photo by Melody Scott.

Social Media: Is It a Friend or Foe of Today’s Society?

Melody Scott, Staff Writer December 10, 2019

From “Yee Yee” to “Ok Boomer,” society is embracing every trend and saying with complete ease. However, as each meme is being welcomed and integrated into society, some people have different thoughts...

North Forsyth high school students, Claudia Dobson and Daphni Torres have their own take on the definition of beauty.

What Beauty Truly Is

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer September 26, 2019

Social media, once again, has started a negative impact on young girls. From life threatening diets to excessive amounts of make-up. The internet has been tarnishing girl's view of their bodies since social...

VSCO Girls have taken the internet by storm with their cheesy phrases and unique style.

How to be a VSCO Girl

Daphni Torres, News Editor September 23, 2019

VSCO is an app where people can post photos and showcase their creative side through the art of photography. Here are some of the few steps to follow in order to fully embrace the VSCO girl aesthetic.  Step...

YouTube and Pinterest are two of the many social media apps which have begun censoring their content. (Photo from Medium.com.)

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...

Read receipts are an infuriating part of our world of smartphones.

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...

Kevin Hart stepped down on Dec. 6 from hosting the upcoming Oscars after homophobic tweets from him that were several years old resurfaced. He issued a sincere apology, but in this day and age, an apology is simply not enough to save a person from being “canceled.”

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...

Who are we? Students from the present generation ask this question together. Students search for their identities in each other and in their phones rather than in themselves.

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...

“Milk and Vine” is a book parodying the format of the popular book “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur. The collection contains 70+ Vines and original artwork to commemorate the dead platform.

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...

The amount of technology we depend on everyday is beginning to pile up, but what are we forsaking in terms of 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...

New Zealand’s Ella Yelich-O’Connor (better known as Lorde) announced that her sophomore album will, at long last, be arriving sometime in the near future. After checking out of the spotlight and allowing the public to nearly forget about her, Yelich-O’Connor described how her life has radically changed and she believes these lyrics are “the best [she’s] written in [her] life.” (Photo from covermesongs.com)

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...

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