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Mass consumption of social media negatively impacts mental health

Molly Ziesenheim, Editorial Editor February 13, 2023

The mass consumption of social media present in today’s society has detrimental effects on mental health. People flock to social media to feel a sense of belonging. They post content with the goal...

Ukrainian soldiers post a video of themselves doing a trending TikTok dance on the battlefield. Many people, even ones directly involved in the Ukrainian conflict, have been posting videos poking fun at the war leading to possible widespread desensitization. (Broadcaster/Screenshot)

The Danger of Desensitization: Global Events Through the Lens of Social Media

Maeve Reiter and Dan Hogan May 5, 2022

Scrolling through TikTok, users see content tailored to their online identity. Some of the videos may be comedic skits, some may be how-to videos, some are about relationship advice. Endlessly swiping,...

Facebook rebrands itself: Meta

Molly Ziesenheim, Arts and entertainment November 3, 2021

Facebook announced that it has changed its company name to Meta, on Thursday, October 28, 2021.  Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the name change at the Facebook Connect augmented and virtual...

Social Media is Beneficial

Social Media is Beneficial

Ashley Bu, Reporter October 4, 2021

Social media can be used on most devices, such as a phone. Many social media apps are also free. (Piqsels/​​CC0) With around 72% of the American public using social media since its introduction...

TikTok investigating videos promoting starvation and anorexia

Molly Ziesenheim, Reporter January 2, 2021

TheBroadcaster · TikTok investigating videos promoting starvation and anorexia TikTok has opened an investigation after The Guardian found pro-anorexia/starvation content despite the company’s efforts...

Editorial: Social Media Increases Narcissism in Younger Generations

Adrianna Malena, Reporter January 16, 2020

According to a study conducted by San Diego State University, narcissism among teens has doubled since 1982, from 15% to 30%.  Social media is the cause for this increase among generations in narcissistic...

Blogger Lauren Gray poses for a photo while drinking a pumpkin spice latte in Starbucks. Gray likes going to Starbucks to write blog posts because she feels it helps get the creative juices flowing. (Broadcaster/Ashlyn Weidman)

Local Instagram influencer Lauren Gray shares her social media journey

Ashlyn Weidman, Reporter November 14, 2018

Social media influencer, Lauren Gray is just shy from hitting eleven thousand followers on Instagram. Gray, 22 years old, works at the Hershey Tanger Outlets at J.Crew as well as working on her...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks down as a break is called during his testimony before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Linked in Data Security Scandal

Alex Elchev, Science and Technology Editor May 24, 2018

The personal data of over 50 million Facebook users was mishandled in a massive political advertisement campaign. Facebook is by far the world’s most popular social media service, with 2.19 billion...

Editorial: phones are good for our brains and our language

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager April 25, 2018

As a teenager, the only consistent thing in my life is being told that texting is rotting my brain. But the truth is, texting is beneficial for cognitive function and language development. Texting...

A post from Willis’ MakeupforWOC Instagram account, displaying the use of an illuminating product getting her stamp of approval. The account has many recommendations of foundations, bronzers, highlighters, and other products that have gained a positive reaction from Willis. (Makeup for Women of Color)

Meet Tiara Willis: The Voice Fighting Against Inequality in the Makeup Industry

Molly Glus, Copy Editor April 11, 2018

She felt discriminated against, so she decided to fight back. Tiara Willis is a sixteen year old who has taken the social media world by storm.   Willis has taken to Instagram and Twitter to discuss...

HHS junior Kaitlyn Kelley is pictured after dropping her smoothie in the middle of Target. The photo was posted on her finsta with the caption, “this is my life in a photo.” (Submitted by Kaitlyn Kelley)

Instagram users embrace fun, fake Instagram accounts

Clare Canavan, Copy Editor September 27, 2017

Forget about rinstas, finstas are taking over. As the pressure to be perfect on social media continues to grow, students at Hershey High School (HHS) use the world of fake Instagrams (finsta), rather...

Social Media: What’s the Point?

Social Media: What’s the Point?

Molly Glus, Copy Editor September 28, 2016

Snapchat. Twitter. Instagram. Kik. Facebook. Tinder. These are only a few names of the apps that have taken over the lives of this generation. Athletic. Attractive. Funny. Smart. Social. Perfect...

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