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Documentary highlights the dangers of social media

Documentary highlights the dangers of social media

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

Social media is here to stay and that is a fact. How we use it, however, is constantly changing. The IndieFlix Original documentary “LIKE,” released Oct. 2018, highlights the modern effects of social media and technology on our generation and future generations. The 48 minute documentary covers...

LIKE documentary highlights dangers of social media

LIKE documentary highlights dangers of social media

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Social media is here to stay, and that’s a fact. How we use it, however, is constantly changing. The IndieFlix Original documentary LIKE, released Oct. 2018, highlights these modern effects of social media and technology on our generation and future generations. The 48 minute documentary cover...

Social media use connects teens with depression

By Megan Park, Photo Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

It’s no secret that social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook have a considerable impact on their users. Many of the effects from platforms have been negative, often triggering depression and in extreme cases, suicide. Depression is on the rise America — and fast. Social...

Students Turn to Online Videos to Recreate Tasty Food

Students Turn to Online Videos to Recreate Tasty Food

By Jasmine Baten, Senior Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts

Food for thought indeed. Over the last few months, Buzzfeed’s Tasty videos have been adding some zest to the Internet, spicing up YouTube channels and Facebook walls everywhere. The one-minute video recipes show viewers how to create various dishes for every course of a meal, from Chocol...

Social media new medium for censorship

Social media new medium for censorship

By Fiona Ashbury, Opinions Editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

Twitter. It’s a quick, easy way for news to spread and ideas to be shared. At the Observer we use our @CHS_Observer account as one more way to communicate with the CHS community in an informative and relatively light-hearted way. However, on Sept. 29, this social network became a way for our rights...

Creativity is key to thriving on social media

Creativity is key to thriving on social media

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2014


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

Social Media sites seem to be endless these days: Twitter, Vine, Tumblr, Instagram, and the most ubiquitous, Facebook. According to a February 2014 ABC.com article, Facebook has 1.23 billion users and 46.6 percent of North America uses it. Surprisingly enough, even with these staggering statistics...

Facebook popularity declining, Twitter rising

Facebook popularity declining, Twitter rising

By Daniel Miyares, Staff Writers

February 25, 2014


Filed under Top Stories

A team of Princeton researchers recently published a study predicting a critical decline in the amount of people who use Facebook. Conversely, Twitter and other social networks are rapidly gaining popularity, especially among young people. According to a Jan. 23 Sky News release, Princeton researchers project ...

Study challenges criticisms of social media

September 27, 2011


Filed under Observer Opinion, Opinions

It seems that no matter what CHS students have going on—APs, projects, sports, applications, clubs, extracurriculars or jobs—there is always time for Facebook. As technology becomes increasingly convenient, teens are seemingly spending more time chatting on Facebook than interacting in person. Ma...

Use of social media leads to Egyptian Revolution

By By Yasmin Akbari, Online News Editor

March 1, 2011


Filed under Top Stories

In the past, the United States has seen numerous domestic demonstrations, such as the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which was organized by African American religious, civil rights and labor organizations and gained momentum solely through word of mouth and the spread of print publications....

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