Tag Archives: Point/Counterpoint

Voting: An Infantile Disorder

by Isaac Peachey, ’16

As the presidential election approaches, many young voters are preparing to cast a ballot for the first time. By supporting the candidate of their choice, some teens genuinely believe that they will make a difference. This upcoming election, more so than others, will be a very important year for those who lean toward reformism. With issues such as universal healthcare, mass incarceration, police brutality, war, and education, there is a collective wish to finally witness a change in the system. However, the unfortunate truth is that voting is an act of futility.

Snapchat: Where Immature Teenagers can be Themselves

By Ashley Bowden, ’14

Ah, yes, Snapchat. Almost every teen out there knows what this is, whether they love it or hate it. It’s a simple concept really. You take a picture and can write a caption or draw on it, set a timer for one to ten seconds and send it to your friends. Is it kind of ridiculous? Sure. But hey, we’re teenagers, ridiculous is what we do.

Snapchat isn’t something where there is a gray area for an opinion. You either love it or hate it. Is it used inappropriately and at the wrong times? Sometimes. Once again though, we’re teenagers and the whole idea of knowing the picture will disappear once that timer runs out is pretty tempting.

Snapchat: The Trend That Won’t Die Fast Enough

By Trevor Laliberte ’16

First off, teenagers have never been the most mature, attentive, or responsible humans – ever. This has been proven time and time again. The technology of this decade has now provided a new outlet for this generation’s irresponsibility: Snapchat.

Snapchat is a simple and dangerous concept, one that should go the way of Myspace and AOL Instant Messenger.

Snapchat is a simple and dangerous concept, one that should go the way of Myspace and AOL Instant Messenger.

The concept is so simple that most pigeons could probably understand it, which explains why it appeals to people with the same IQ as said birds. In a nutshell, it’s another mobile app that allows you to communicate with your idiot friends and send pictures. The catch? The pictures disappear after a few seconds, lost in cyberspace, never to be seen again.