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Why is it that when something becomes popular on the web, no matter how ridiculous it is, some students feel obligated to be a part of it? Is it an internal desire to be a part of something bigger or just a need to conform, as shown prevalent throughout the school with everyone dressing in a similar fashion to tweeting things already said word for word.

At this day and age, especially in age groups through high school and

middle school everything seems so much easier through the web. Whether it

be a profile of oneself, writing out whatever they think they're like or

how they'd like to be seen and posting up pictures of however many selfies, a

little box that connecting you to the rest of the world seems to be the most

interesting thing to do all day long rather than reading books or direct human

interaction. After first period one day there was the French teacher Madame

Kabulis, frustrated with several phones in her hands, strutting her way to the

different sub schools filing imminent consequences for the unfortunate students

who were too busy tweeting to notice the her wrath . She's one of the few

teachers that has almost no tolerance over phone usage in class, as opposed to

others whose discretion with the matter is as loose as Jerry Fogles'


This schools' new rule on cell phone usage may have been triggered by

a number of things. Out of control usage and a lack of regard for

authority, or a growing need for technology that include students using their

phones are just a few reasons, and having a new principal leaves room for much

change. As the app world is growing at an exponential rate, Government teacher

Mrs. Ritchey and Orchestra teacher Mrs. Morrison have used apps that make

quizzes easier and more efficient to take, for the students with a Smartphone

that is. Perhaps it's their way of connecting with the students and introducing

new ideas that have to do with something they use on a daily basis and simply

won't turn off during the day.

And although the source of this religious trend-following isn't clear,



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