Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Struggles of Being a Girl

By Danica Nadeau, ’15

Women have been fighting to be treated equally for decades. We can't give up the fight. We have to keep fighting harder to make sure we don't get looked over anymore.

Women have been fighting to be treated equally for decades. We can’t give up the fight. We have to keep fighting harder to make sure we don’t get overlooked anymore.

Women are more than just objects, but in today’s society, often all we are viewed by is our level of attractiveness. Today, it is common to hear men saying, “I like curvy women,” or “I enjoy thick women,” or “I prefer skinny ladies.” Women fail to be acknowledged for their personality and successes.

As a senior in high school, I have never, and by never I seriously mean never ever, heard a male say, “She is very funny and nice, I want to get with her.” However I have heard, “She is so hot, I gotta hook up with that.” How is that possibly considered socially acceptable? Newsflash, “gentlemen,” it isn’t. It may be difficult to realize, but being a woman in today’s society is exceedingly more difficult than what we might allude to. We are constantly judged by the way we dress and the way we present ourselves and it is impossible to please everyone, no matter how much we may desire to.

The Smackdown of Smack High and Snapchat

By Devin Dumont, ’16

Smack High is an app geared toward high school students that allows users to anonymously post messages. The posts quickly turned into cyberbullying, though.

Posts on Smack High by anonymous students quickly turned into cyberbullying.

In October, Edward Little High School forced students to remove the applications Snapchat and Smack High from their iPads. The consequence of not deleting these apps would be that they would restrict every app on your iPad, which means the iPad would be useless. You would be unable to do any work and unable to turn in work that’s already finished.

Snapchat is an app where people can take a picture, write a small caption with it and send it to anyone they wish who also has Snapchat. The photos then essentially self-destruct after a few seconds. Smack High is a Website, app, and Twitter account. On Twitter, users can submit anything that they want that’s either bashing another student or teacher, or submit something that’s bashing another school. This has to go through the person who’s running the Twitter account, on the app however, as long as a user has an account, they can post anonymously without anyone determining if it is appropriate.