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The best podcasts to listen to for people who don’t listen to podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to learn, relax or laugh. If you find yourself with nothing else to do, choose one of these five and find out what you’ve been missing.

Emma Caplinger, Entertainment Editor

May 7, 2020

If you’re not listening to podcasts yet, you’re missing out. Since their creation 16 years ago, podcasts have only increased in popularity, and for good reason. Having something interesting to listen to can make even the most boring tasks bearable. So, next time your mom yells at you for not doing ...

Rising Youtube sensation junior Aaliyah Weston’s channel has almost 5,000 subscribers

Ending her video on a happy note, Aaliyah sends her viewers off with a cheer. Weston joined Youtube in 2012, and has since accumulated more than 4,000 subscribers.

Jenna Mercer, Convergent Media Writer

January 17, 2019

Now reaching almost 5,000 subscribers, junior Aaliyah Weston created her YouTube channel two years ago. However, last year she reconstructed her channel after she started gaining hundreds of subscribers. Weston is a beauty guru: she posts videos relating to hair, makeup and clothing. “I have a...

Senior Bailey Goughenour shares makeup talents through freelance and social media

Applying eye shadow, senior Bailey Goughenour completes a makeup look. Goughenour started her makeup Instagram and YouTube accounts this summer in order to further her hobby and do more freelance makeup. “As of right now, I’d say my Instagram account is what I’m most proud of because I put a lot of effort into it, and it’s really satisfying to see people following me, commenting or direct messaging me asking if I can do their makeup,” Goughenour said.

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

Debuting her song “You and Me,” junior Charlize Chiu plays the guitar for her first live recording on Youtube. Chiu spent almost three months working on additional verses and instrumental parts. “The most challenging aspect of running social media accounts is finding ways to stay motivated and please everyone on each platform, including myself,” Chiu said. “Sometimes people don’t like the same things as I do, and that makes things hard.”

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 ...

Top 5 musicians who have taken YouTube by storm

Artist's album covers from left to right; Sivan's

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Recently, however, more and more people are making a career out of posting music on the popular video sharing website YouTube. Here are the top five musicians creating a living on YouTube.

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