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The Revolution

Arguing vs. Debating: Students Take to Social Media to Express Controversy

Melanie Arthur, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2014

Gay marriage, the nation’s education system, abortion, marijuana, politics: the topics that start debates and divide people into groups based on their beliefs. On social media, more students and young people are delving into discussions on these topics and many others. While some conversations may se...

Not So Social Networking

Not So Social Networking

Melanie Arthur, Managing Editor

December 19, 2013

“I have an Instagram account, a Twitter, a Facebook, I have a Vine, a Pinterest, and a Tumblr,” senior Renas Gadow said. “When I go home the first thing I do is go on my phone, and also when I wake up, and before I go to sleep, so I check my phone a lot.” While more school work and research...

Principal addresses rumors of disruptive event

Principal Jay Thomas addresses the student body via the WPAT news channel.

7th Period J1/Y1 Class, Revolution Correspondent

December 19, 2012

Principal Jay Thomas addressed the school this afternoon about rumors of a "disruptive event" taking place on Friday and after working with the police believes that there is no basis that the threats are real. Rumors had circulated via Facebook, Twitter, and word of mouth that an armed student or...

Facebook losing ground to new sites

Facebook losing ground to new sites

Kaitlyn Miller, Managing Editor

October 15, 2012

How many times have people said “it’s not official until it’s on Facebook?”  With over 750 million monthly visitors making it the number one worldwide site, Facebook has become a central focus of many teenagers’ and adults’ social life.  But Facebook might be losing wind as other sites...

Picture perfect or picture problems?

A survey of student's Facebook privacy settings.

Bailey Bush, Staff

October 9, 2012

Thinking about posting those pictures from last Saturday’s party? Think again. “During my sophomore year I got a weekly job babysitting for a family,” Senior Kaitlyn Miller said. “I found out that the babysitter before me was fired because the parents googled her, and found her Facebook with...

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