Tag Archives: Social media

Opinion: Social media squashes self-esteem

By Kimberly Gray
Martinsburg, WV

Waking up, I got dressed for school in a new outfit I had bought the day before, a black-and-white striped shirt with black distressed jean shorts. I felt cute.

At school, my friends complimented me on my outfit. It wasn’t everyday that I tried to dress nicely.

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The ‘me’ generation: self-obsession with social media

By Ashley Jones-Quaidoo
Hyattsville, Md.

“Good morning . . . going out shopping today . . . going to ‘turn up’ tonight”—this is what I see as I scroll through my Twitter timeline almost everyday.

Growing up in the 21st century, a lot has changed. Because of technology, we have become too obsessed with our own lives, and in the process we have lost a broader sense of responsibility to the rest of the world. Continue reading