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Increased social media use will better communication

Ms. Heckert tweets three photos of the WCHS play:

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor

December 17, 2019

Social media is a great communication tool at WCHS. Social media can be used by teachers and WCHS employees to communicate important events and raise school spirit. Brandice Heckert, the principal of WCHS, uses social media to communicate with parents, students, teachers and the community about WCHS ev...

Facebook popularity declining, Twitter rising

Facebook popularity declining, Twitter rising

By Daniel Miyares, Staff Writers

February 25, 2014

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 ...

Cyberbullies use Internet to ‘subtweet’ their victims

By By Kara Phillips, Staff Writer

February 24, 2012

The current generation is known for using various social networks to connect with one another. Although being able to communicate all the time may seem like a benefit, it has also led to an increase in forms of bullying such as making Facebook statuses like “I can’t believe you did that to me”...

Twitter timelines provides witty tweets

Twitter timelines provides witty tweets

By By Tyler Mead, Observations Production Editor

December 20, 2011

Eventually all tweeters get fed up with seeing their friends complain about their lives or talk about their conquest of a sandwich. The Observer suggests people to follow when the timeline is stale. The accounts brighten many tweeters’ days with witty relatable tweets that have given the users internet...

Twitter Takes Social Networking to New Level

By By Kyle Edwards, Observations Production Editor

November 23, 2010

When I first got my Twitter page, many questioned, "Why would anybody use Twitter?" This upset me: though its reputation claims that all it does is post statuses and stalk celebs, there is more to it than meets the eye. Twitter not only proves to be more efficient, but also less time consuming than F...

The ‘Look at Me’ generation

By Andrea Mirviss, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2010

A typical teenager girl turns on her computer, signs on to Facebook and updates her status with what she did that day and what she will do for the rest of the day. She may spend the next hour or two flipping through her friends’ Facebook pages, and she will probably check the top of the screen constantly...

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