Social Media’s Flaw

Unfortunately, social networking has begun to divide us more than unite us By Jimmy Fortuna-Peak It’s everywhere. No matter where you go, what you do, or who you talk to, the craze of social media is there to follow you. Programs like Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat were originally meant to help bring people closer together, but as these sites have grown, they have begun to tear their user’s personal relationships apart. 

How to: Politics

A complete guide explaining how to navigate yourself through politics at DHS By Tyler Valentine Politics have been a sensitive topic of conversation at DHS recently. There are people whose new trigger word is Trump, and other people that will take the excitement of him winning the election to their grave. It seems as if people are having trouble sharing their opinion without offending others or just taking it to unnecessary extremes. If we can all follow these three simple steps, our school will become a much more enjoyable place…

“Finstas” Necessary or No?

OUR VIEW: Fake Instagram Accounts Aren’t neccessary, but still worthwhile For those who do not know or did not see, an article regarding posting on social media was published in the Squall. This article referenced how posting two times a day isn’t ideal for an instagram account. Enter the finsta. Some students already know what these “finstas” are, but for those who don’t know, it is a compound word that, when separated, means fake instagram. This new phenomenon has swept many of the normal, daily instagram users. These daily users…

Social Norms Of Social Media

The key to improving your social media reputation By Caden Koenig When MySpace was released in 2003, it started a craze of social media. Today, MySpace is no more, a mere dinosaur of technology. At first, the new, countless different social networks ran amuck with no rules. The lawlessness lingers to this day. But for the average person, there are some unspoken rules when using the big three (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter); the social norms. As each social network has become popular, there are now different rules on how to conduct…

asking.for trouble

Being called “slut,” “whore,” and pregnant have lead senior Eden Krull to completely delete all posts off her ask.fm wall. She has now been off of the site for over a month. “I think it’s dumb,” she said of ask.fm. “But I don’t give a crap about (the things that were said about me) because it was anonymous. It was probably just one or two people who don’t like me.” Ask.fm, a social media website which was launched on June 16, 2010, allows people to ask anonymous questions to each…

Bump, set, sign

Before hitting the court, all players in the volleyball program have to sign a social media contract prohibiting them from posting hurtful comments about the team, fellow players and opponents. The contract is a replica of the contract the University of Michigan uses for its women’s volleyball team. “At the old school I coached, people would write untrue things about their teammates to get them kicked off,” Days said. “I just don’t want to see that again. I wanted to put guidelines in place for the team to follow.” Day…