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Embrace Instagram’s shift to casual posts, but remember false nature of social media

Chloe Sun September 23, 2021

Photo dumps, #nofilter, blurry pictures—the movement to make Instagram casual again is something that has permeated the platform. In an attempt to challenge the longstanding norm that Instagram is a...

KILL ‘EM WITH KINDNESS:  (Left to right) Freshmen Jamie Elliott, Ava Carter and 
Chloe Del Carlo smile as they look through the 
@carmel_complimentss Instagram page together. 
The account has shared upwards of 70 compliments daily.

Q&A with freshmen Chloe Del Carlo, Ava Josephine Carter, Jamie Elliott, revealed creators of @carmel_complimentss Instagram page

Emily Sandy April 18, 2021

Why did you start this account? Del Carlo: We (noticed) people were making those other weird mean accounts that were meant to spread rumors and different things (so) we just thought that we could make...

As disputes over social media occur between millennials and Gen Z, students should take opportunities to grow closer to other Gen Z members and have discussions with Millennials

As disputes over social media occur between millennials and Gen Z, students should take opportunities to grow closer to other Gen Z members and have discussions with Millennials

Riley Laferriere April 16, 2021

Side parts and the laughing-crying emoji are a craze of the past according to many Gen Z’ers that have been criticizing the Millennial generation. Recently, criticisms like these have been traveling...

Junior Madeline Blank smiles as she rewatches old episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney+. With the renewal of old shows, many teenagers are revisiting their childhood in nostalgic remembrance of their favorite shows.

Resurgence of popular TV shows from 2000s prompts students feeling of nostalgia

Emily Carlisle October 23, 2020

If you have been on TikTok recently you have likely seen trends surrounding 2000s TV shows such as “Clone High” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” These shows have been gaining popularity for a...

Senior Elizabeth Kneifel creates, sells custom clothing

Senior Elizabeth Kneifel creates, sells custom clothing

Christian Ledbetter August 13, 2020

What led you to start selling your butterfly sweatshirts?  I saw that specifically the butterfly sweatshirts I sell are really popular but (the originals are) really expensive. Most people don’t...

Junior Isabel Jensen and her grandfather watch a music video together for a TikTok. Jensen said she thinks her videos went viral because they involve interacting with other people, which is a heartwarming experience.

Junior Isabel Jensen’s TikTok was featured in TikTok ad

Emily Sandy February 21, 2020

What are your goals with TikTok? The goal is to make other people happy, but the main priority is just because I like to do it. So I just make the videos that I like to make. It makes me happy. And if...

Students, parents ponder expectations that come with  traveling, explain how photos on social media create them

Students, parents ponder expectations that come with traveling, explain how photos on social media create them

Sarah Zheng December 12, 2019

Although many students find traveling one or two times a year enough to grasp different cultures and places, sophomore Annie Salter travels with her family roughly four to five times a year to a variety...

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Grace Xu and Sam Hawkins September 20, 2019

In the psychology realm, there’s an intriguing phenomenon dubbed the “bystander effect,” in which the presence of more bystanders around an incident causes fewer people to actually help. Now, imagine...

Connor Inskeep, GKOM Council member and senior, mixes a track. Inskeep said having good communication with both GKOMs and freshmen is an important goal for Council this year.

GKOM Council creates plans for 2019-20 school year

September 15, 2019

Greyhound kick-off mentors (GKOM) will meet with their freshmen on Sept. 20, according to sponsor Mike Meyer. Meyer said this year, there are about 25 GKOM Council members and 300 GKOMs. Connor Inskeep,...

Senior Brandon “Bino” Sandy watches a TikTok he and his friends filmed. His video  received 459,100 “hearts” and 8.7 million views on Twitter.

Viral Effects: Students who went viral on social media learn to deal with positive, negative feedback

Calina He April 19, 2019

“Going viral” was something senior Brandon Sandy and his friends never expected. However, after creating a TikTok-a short music video-in mid-February, Sandy noticed a countless number of notifications...

PURA VIDA PROMO:
Janvi Bhatia, DECA participant and sophomore, scrolls down the Pura Vida Reps Instagram account. She said she and a friend used to buy their bracelets often and signed up as representatives for fun.

The New Face of Advertising: As companies turn to new platforms for advertising, students, staff reflect on impact of social media promotions

Sarah Kim March 22, 2019

Sophomore Janvi Bhatia is a brand ambassador for the popular bracelet brand Pura Vida. “I promote (Pura Vida’s) products on social media to try to raise awareness about the brand,” she said. “In...

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