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The popular app, Tiktok as seen commonly on smart devices.

Potential ban poses a threat for TikTok users

By Anjali Martinez and Ivan Salazar April 24, 2023

On March 7, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Ind.) introduced the “Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology Act,” colloquially known as the “RESTRICT”...

DUPE! Alternatives to all the essentials

DUPE! Alternatives to all the essentials

By Anjali Martinez and Cherry Vo April 1, 2023

As of January, a new trend has reigned popular on social media — duping. Short for “Duplicate,” duping is essentially the act of investing in knockoff items.  Duping is used commonly for the...

Created by Ahmed Aslam in Google Drawings

TikTok takeover spreads to PowerSchool and Canvas

By Ahmed Aslam, Staff Writer April 1, 2023

Breaking News! While TikTok continues their pursuit to spread their influence all over the world, other apps have adopted the classic TikTok style. TikTok rose to popularity because of its simplicity and...

Many Muslim women around the world are perceived as oppressed because of the intense coverage of terrorist groups and oppressive regimes in the Middle East.

Op-Ed: The anti-hijab rhetoric is misplaced

By Manizeh Rahman and Nicole Rodil Suarez December 13, 2022

On September 16, 2022, Mahsa Amini was killed by Iran’s morality police because, according to them, her hijab wasn’t being worn properly. This sparked protests throughout Iran and the rest of the world....

Three books that include romanticized abusive relationships. From left to right: After by Anna Todd, Nightfall by Penelope Douglas, and November 9th by Colleen Hoover

Op-Ed: The harm of romanticizing abuse within books

By Adrianna Guadalupe, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

“Abuse can feel like love.” The amount of books that romanticize abusive relationships, like the quote above from Penelope Douglas’s Nightfall, has been increasing one by one. Along with the rising...

The Gas App, which prompts networks to share superlatives with each other, is now the most popular app, superseding even TikTok.

Gas or Trash: An honest review on the app that’s taking high schools by storm

By Ella Pham, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Colors seem brighter when they’re around you.  Though you want to tell them, your words don’t align with your heart and as your tongue winds in frantic knots. Instead you say “You’re my favorite...

As of March 6th, 2022, TikTok implemented restrictions on users in Russia

Without access to Tiktok, droves of Russian teens admitted to mental hospitals

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor March 31, 2022

In response to Russia’s “fake news” law, TikTok has placed restrictions on the country’s users as of March 6th, 2022. Users in Russia no longer have access to live streams and new content, which,...

Op-Ed: Cancel Cancel Culture

Op-Ed: Cancel “Cancel Culture”

By Nour Chibani and Hannah Mansour December 8, 2021

“CANCELED.” This word flooded the comment section. As I scroll through TikTok, I land on a video of famous TikTok user, Amanda Lee Fago. Fago, better known as “Aunty Amanda,” uses her platform...

A visual representation of how mental health is glamorized in the media

Op-Ed: From stigmatized to glamorized: mental illness in the media

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor December 8, 2021

Warning: The following article covers subjects of mental illness, suicide, and self-harm.  There was an uproar. Parents were worried for children, and psychiatrists were concerned for viewers possibly...

You, Season 3, takes stalking to a new level when the main character finds a new obsession to fawn over.

You Season 3 highlights how social media can affect “you”

By Jahrel Noble, Entertainment Editor November 8, 2021

WARNING: Minor Spoilers for You Seasons 1, 2, and 3 I, and many other people, feel they’ve been ‘stalked’ on social media. You know, at 1 AM when that random person from English class likes your...

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