Category Archives: Web/Tech

Is Social Media Controlling Your Life?

In the past year, I’ve made more social media accounts than I have in my whole life: Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, and this summer, I’m considering making one for Snapchat. This list doesn’t even include texting and all of the games I’ve downloaded to my phone….

Your Cell Phone Ring Isn’t a Bedtime Lullaby

Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! Is it a text message? A Facebook update? Or maybe a cool Instagram picture? We’ve all heard it before. Our phone vibrates or rings to let us know that we have a text message, or social media alert. If you’re like a…

Cell phones: Addicting or advantageous?

Beep, Beep. You reach into your pocket and pull out your cell phone. Send that quick response text and slip your phone back into your pocket only to pull it out minutes later. Is that a bad thing? According to a 2012 Time Magazine Survey,…

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Reflections from a High School Senior, Class of 2014

I recently graduated from Boston Latin Academy and I must say, it feels great to be a BLA Alumni. Every graduation ceremony consists of the valedictorian speech, headmaster’s speech, and my favorite (especially this year): our 2014 Class President’s speech. He started off with mentioning…

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The Beauty of Silence

Whether it’s the iconic Apple ringtone going off, the clicking of fingers on a keyboard, the ping of a Facebook notification, the chatter of someone on their Bluetooth, or the load volume coming from the flat screen TV—we’re surrounded by noises from technology. In this…

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The Truth about Sexting

We live in a society dependent on technology. Most teens can’t remember a time before Facebook, Twitter, smartphones, instant messaging, texting and Skype. Because of this, many teens today are rather comfortable with documenting their lives online; from posting photos and updating their statuses to…

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Apps for Every Reason

Since so much technology is available, it’s important to know how to utilize it to your best advantage. As you know, your smart phone can be an incredibly useful tool to communicate with friends and family (and admittedly, a bit of a distraction if you’re…

Facebook Fatigue

Facebook Fatigue

Are you having Facebook fatigue? Do you feel as though Facebook has turned from a social hub into a family picnic where your privacy has been encroached on? Have all of your family members including your mom, dad, twelve aunts, grandma, and great uncle joined…