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Don’t believe everything you read online

Don’t believe everything you read online

Johanna Kaplan June 3, 2021

As we continue to talk more and more about controversial issues — such as politics, mental health and any of the world’s wide array of disputed topics — social media has become a quick and easy way...

School walkouts prove effective

School walkouts prove effective

William Givens May 11, 2021

Park held a school walkout April 19, and it had many students questioning its effectiveness. School walkouts are very good and they allow for a teen in high school to express how they feel about any issues...

A mural at George Floyd Square March 15. Almost a year after the death of George Floyd, Daunte Wright was killed by police in Brooklyn Center sparking protests.

Outrage follows death of Daunte Wright

Talia Lissauer April 12, 2021

10 months after the death of George Floyd, an all too familiar feeling of disappointment and anger flushed over junior Marcus Hosfield after hearing another Black man had been killed by police.  “I...

People should stop identifying as ‘super-straight’

People should stop identifying as ‘super-straight’

Anna Benishek March 14, 2021

Recently, people have been identifying themselves as “super-straight” on TikTok. The term “super-straight” is meant to refer to a preference of the opposite sex with the exclusion of transgender...

Social media needs to start establishing inclusiveness

Social media needs to start establishing inclusiveness

Anna Benishek January 16, 2021

As a senior, I am disappointed in Park students believing that it’s acceptable to create an account to rank girls at Park. The Instagram account @slpbracketrevamped was created anonymously to rate freshman...

Photo illustration by Ava Ashby. Twitter banned President Donald Trump from its platform Jan. 8.

Social media isn’t a news source

Talia Lissauer January 11, 2021

Outrage and disappointment has filled various social media platforms since the raid on the Capitol Jan. 6. People are posting their own opinions and reposting others' posts on the matter. Journalists are...

TikTok threatened by US government

TikTok threatened by US government

Gillian Kapinos September 4, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people have turned to social media as an escape from the real world. Influencers and small businesses similarly turned to social media for advertising. Now, one of the...

Art by Maggie Klaers and Sophie Livingston.

Crash course in humor, memes and WWIII

Colin Canaday and Tenzin Gyaldatsang February 4, 2020

Following the recent attacks on Iran, social media was engulfed with deflection and humor, a common response from younger generations to serious events.   By Jan. 3, the term “World War III”...

Likes on Instagram repress self-worth

Likes on Instagram repress self-worth

Ruthie Posada December 3, 2019

The number of likes on Instagram has an incredible influence over teens and young adults today in a way that is not always positive. By taking away the number of likes, the mental health of social media...

Social media posts generate controversy

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer November 10, 2019

In a special edition of 6425 News Nov. 8, Principal Scott Meyers addressed concerns from parents, guardians, students and staff about two social media posts. According to Meyers in a special edition of...

According to Associate Director for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Donnel Probst, social media is more convenient than a news site because of convenience.

Social media posts camouflaged as news

Talia Lissauer October 8, 2019
Ever since she was 13, Mary Beth Tinker has stood up for students’ rights. According to Tinker, youth voices in journalism are more important than ever as issues such as climate change, racial injustice and economic injustice become increasingly prominent.
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