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Inside look: student influencers make the most of social media

Inside look: student influencers make the most of social media

Leah Schroeder, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Kylie Jenner. David Dobrik. Emma Chamberlain.  With social media being so prominent in today's society, everyone has heard the names of these Instagram influencers. Even if not everyone knows their name, student influencers have had an impact on their followers.  After senior Aaliyah Weston rose ...

Sophomores Kathryn McAuliffe and Maddy Truka empower others through Peerlift

Sophomores Kathryn McAuliffe and Maddy Truka empower others through Peerlift

Nayeon Ryu, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

While most high school students look forward to the awaited spring break trip and forgetting about school, sophomore Kathryn McAuliffe used this time to further her preparation for college. While touring colleges with her older brother, McAuliffe realized the numerous, undiscovered opportunities to g...

Senior Bailey Goughenour shares makeup talents through freelance and social media

Senior Bailey Goughenour shares makeup talents through freelance and social media

Sabrina Bohn, Managing EIC Intern

September 26, 2018

After experimenting with makeup in middle school for fun, senior Bailey Goughenour began doing her friends' makeup for homecoming and other events. Now, she does freelance as a self-taught makeup artist, building her following and skill set on both Instagram and YouTube. “I would do my makeup for work on the weekends, and a lot of peop...

Junior Charlize Chiu explores the impacts of growing social media accounts

Junior Charlize Chiu explores the impacts of growing social media accounts

Carly Anderson, Copy Editor

August 24, 2018

Growing up, junior Charlize Chiu spent her days watching Youtubers like nigahiga, Smosh and Shane Dawson. Now, she finds herself following in their footsteps with her growing Instagram and Youtube accounts. “I found my inspiration just by watching a lot of other YouTube videos, especially when ...

Anonymous student-run Instagram account aims to spread positivity

Anonymous student-run Instagram account aims to spread positivity

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

Student social media use has been the subject of much scorn, with critics citing the web as an enabler of online harassment and cyberbullying. Others, however, view this same technology as a pipeline for positivity. Sophomore Zane Alshekhlee recalls the moment when he first discovered the Instagram a...

A behind-the-scenes look at the operator of @pwestpub

A behind-the-scenes look at the operator of @pwestpub

Lydia Roseman, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

Promoting her school and doing what she loves at the same time, sophomore Caroline Judd manages the official Instagram of Parkway West High School, @pwestpub. Seeking to bring the school to life, Judd paints a picture of what it’s like to be a student through her passion for photography and knack for social...

Highlights of senior Bama Nanić’s instagram influence

Highlights of senior Bama Nanić’s instagram influence

Nayeon Ryu, Convergent Media Writer

October 27, 2017

With cheekbones sharper than a knife and a hijab placed delicately on her head, senior Bama Nanić kills the Instagram game with her following of 29.3k. Nanić has a public Instagram account where she posts selfies of her makeup looks or company sponsored outfit-of-the-day pictures, gaining an aver...

Pooh Bear: the cure to cancer

Pooh Bear: the cure to cancer

Sydney Kinzy, Productions Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2017

Oh, Instagram challenges str just another hat we put on to make ourselves look benevolent on the Internet.

Instagram update unappealing to users

Instagram update unappealing to users

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016

When Instagram announced its change, officials said they did it in order to put more focus on the pictures and videos without changing how the app is navigated.

Students embrace happiness with instagram accounts

Students embrace happiness with instagram accounts

Ellie Widowski, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

Along with their original accounts, students across the country are making second accounts that appreciate the happiness they experience in their everyday lives.

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