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10 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Snapchat

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Snapchat

Pramod Mamillapalli, online editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

Like other social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, Snapchat is a great way to connect with friends and family through pictures that can last for a few seconds. Snapchat can be used for different reasons, but not all of them are good. This list consists of things I have noticed on my Snapchat...

Social Media: Explained!

Social Media: Explained!

Mieka Machida, staff writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Trends

How does social media work? Which platforms do what? What platforms do you want? Hopefully, this article will help those interested in figuring out what social media applications to get. First up, Twitter. What is Twitter? Twitter is a social media app where you can post updates up to 140 characters. E...

Send out the Clowns…

Send out the Clowns…

Pramod Mamillapalli

October 18, 2016


Filed under Halloween 2016, Opinion, Top Stories, Trends

Back in the day, clowns represented joy and laughter. But if you ask someone what a clown represented now, you will probably here words such as “scary” or “creepy”. How can clowns go from entertaining children at birthday parties to chasing people with weapons in the middle of the night. I guess...

But first, let me take a selfie

But first, let me take a selfie

Briana Carter, features editor

February 23, 2015


Filed under Top Stories, Trends

The selfie-stick is growing with popularity every day. For those who haven’t gotten word yet, a selfie-stick is a monopod used to take selfies, or self-portraits, of oneself. It comes in handy because it can take pictures of large groups of people and can also capture surroundings. The idea for...

App makes comeback

Meaghan McIntyre, opinion editor

November 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Trends

The “Words With Friends” app is back with new features and improvements. After hearing complaints about crashing games, Zynga Inc. decided it was time to make some changes. Once they knew about the issues they managed to improve stability and stopped multiple bugs which were the leading causes of...

Students explore Reston lakes in free time

Students explore Reston lakes in free time

Jessie Kreson, staff writer

June 9, 2014


Filed under Galleries, Trends

The lakes around Reston bring large numbers of people in the spring and summer months. The most widely visited lake by students is Lake Audubon. Students enjoy the opportunity for swimming, canoeing, jogging, and tanning while taking in the nature of Reston. The Lake Audubon trail is 2.8 miles through...

McTacoHut: breakfast hot spot satisfies Seahawks’ morning cravings

Charlotte Smith, print editor

April 11, 2014


Filed under Trends

Taco Bell introduced its new breakfast menu March 27, becoming an instant sensation on Twitter, where “#WakeUpLiveMas” was trending. Taco Bell’s breakfast is available from 7 to 11 a.m., serving as a convenient, quick location for students to get breakfast only five minutes away from campus. The...

Social consciousness contributes to increase in pet adoptions, throughout the country

Social consciousness contributes to increase in pet adoptions, throughout the country

Charlotte Smith, print editor

April 10, 2014


Filed under Trends

Hoarders, puppy mills, natural disasters, animal fighting operations, abusive homes, abandonment, and neglect. All of these situations pose life-threatening consequences for the animals involved. That is where animal rescue organizations and shelters step in. According to the Humane Society, 62 perce...

Seahawks react to winter Olympic games

Seahawks react to winter Olympic games

Christina Rainer, online writer

February 20, 2014


Filed under Top Stories, Trends

The Winter Olympics are back this year for the 90th year anniversary since the start of the first Olympic Games. This year, the games are being held in Sochi, Russia. The games started on Feb 7, and will conclude on Feb 23. The Olympic torch relay lasted 121 days. During the Olympic torch relay, var...

No-shave ‘Movember’ gains wide participation

No-shave ‘Movember’ gains wide participation

Charlotte Smith, print editor

November 12, 2013


Filed under Trends

November begins and, for some, razors are stowed for the entirety of the month. During a 30-day phenomenon known as "No Shave November," male participants refrain fromshaving facial hair in order to promote cancer consciousness. According to the official website, no-shavenovember.com, participants ab...

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