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[WHERE’S MY PRIVACY?] Ep. 3: Facebook Privacy with Jack Guinan

[WHERE'S MY PRIVACY?] Ep. 3: Facebook Privacy with Jack Guinan

Thomas Reinhart, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

The lack of privacy for user's information on social media apps, specifically Facebook, is real.

[WHERE’S MY PRIVACY?] Ep. 2: Instagram Privacy

[WHERE'S MY PRIVACY?] Ep. 2: Instagram Privacy

Tommy Verhey, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

9th graders Jack O'Brien and Nathan Cohen talk about data privacy on Instagram.

The inconceivable influence of influencers

Drawing Credit: Tana Ososki

Will Schavee, RubicOnline

December 10, 2019

The impact that influencers have is not only on their audience but also the marketing industry as well.

Thrifting has momentum as sustainable trend

Goodwill, the original

Sam Hanson, RubicOnline Editor

May 7, 2019

With a consensus around the labor abuses and pollution of the fast-fashion industry, however, a new sustainable consumption is growing: thrifting.   

Tech Trends: Will Facebook disappear?

Students often find themselves scrolling between Facebok and Instagram.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

March 5, 2019

Students question the extinction of Facebook in place of Instagram.

Students discomforted by personalized advertisements

Sophomore Eli Wovcha shows a lacrosse ad that he believes has been specifically targeted to him.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

February 19, 2019

In the age of Instagram, personalized ads have become a source of discomfort for some students.

Bottern pursues passion via APB Designed

Bottern pursues passion via APB Designed

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

February 5, 2019

SPA Alumni Lexi Bottern takes to instagram to launch her new business APB Designed.

Instagram copies Snapchat, users think it’s old news

Senior Muriel Lang shows senior Janie Brunell Instagram's new secret story feature.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

December 7, 2018

Instagram recently came out with another new update copying elements of snapchat and users think it's old news.

Instagram commercializes youth life

Instagram commercializes youth life

Mimi Geller and Isabel Saavedra-Weis

November 20, 2018

Instagram has skyrocketed as a marketing goldmine. What are the potential dangers or drawbacks?

[TECH TRENDS] Instagram pulls Snapchat users with similar features

The quick add concept has been uploaded to the top bar of Instagram profiles.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

October 7, 2018

The quick add concept, a well known Snapchat feature, has now been uploaded to the top bar of Instagram profiles.

When self-care turns careless: Instagrams

WHICH IS TRUE SELF-CARE? Sophmore Lucia Granja relaxes with a face mask while sophmore Gabriella Thompson looks stressed while looking at a self-care Instagram account on her phone.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

September 27, 2018

As society becomes ever more aware of the importance of mental health, we have also devoted our attention to the importance of self-care. Relatively self-explanatory, “self-care” is the act of consciously and deliberately focusing on one’s well-being to support one’s mental health. It originated as...

No longer outlets for fun: finstas are sources of negativity

Fake Instagrams, or finstas, are secondary accounts for users to post more authentically than on their real Intas. However, the distinction between real and fake becomes blurred with exaggerated captions and a disregard for privacy.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

April 26, 2018

Fake Instagrams, or "finstas," are increasingly misused as a social media platform and have transformed into sources of negativity and toxicity.