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The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

Annie Zhang

April 27, 2019

omanticization is a complexity — it unveils the allure in beliefs that are less than ideal. Series of “cute and psycho” posts on Tumblr and flurries of quotes bunched under the “pretty and dying” Pinterest folder — the glamorization of mental disorders amidst our social networking culture isn...

Rise from the rankings: Internet Famous

Yuna Lee

February 12, 2014

[dropcap1]Y[/dropcap1]ou may not know it, but there are famous people walking the hallways of MVHS. They take shape as singers, comedians, celebrity fan video creators — even bird enthusiasts — who make videos, take pictures and run blogs that reach thousands of people across the Internet everyday....

Tumblr famous

Kathleen Yuan

November 20, 2013

On Oct. 30, we sat down with "Tumblr famous" junior Rikki Lee to discuss her experiences as a well known Tumblr blogger. El Estoque: Most Tumblr users regard being “Tumblr famous” as having several thousand followers. Do you consider that your own definition? Rikki Lee: To me, being “Tum...

Who let the blogs out?

Rhonda Mak

November 20, 2013

Students utilize blogging site for inspiration, writing and everything in between. Read More »

Head to head: Tumblr a means of conforming to social conventions

Head to head: Tumblr a means of conforming to social conventions

Eva Spitzen

November 20, 2012

According to the average high school student, Tumblr is the next best thing since sliced bread.  A microblogging social network, Tumblr allows users to reblog other user’s posts in addition to posting original photos and text. For many, it serves as a respite from the piercing, judging eyes ever-present...

Head to head: Why Tumblr is beneficial to teenagers

Head to head: Why Tumblr is beneficial to teenagers

Ankita Tejwani

November 20, 2012

Tumblr, the epitome of  teenagers’ lives, is a micro blogging site that benefits teenagers all over the world in more ways than one. Tumblr allows them to create a short-blog or sometimes even portfolio. Combining what teenagers do best, social networking and expressing emotion, Tumblr has over 50 billion page views a month. It gives studen...

Selective outrage at selective censorship is unfair

Selective outrage at selective censorship is unfair

Smitha Gundavajhala

April 8, 2012

In the ongoing debate about first amendment rights, an oft-contested concept has been that of levels of censorship in various media. It makes sense that professional publications would be held to a higher standard of responsibility in terms of the content they publish, but despite the incredible lack...

FUHSD substitute teacher charges students for editing papers

FUHSD substitute teacher charges students for editing papers

Karishma Mehrotra

February 6, 2012

On Jan. 25, junior Victor Zhang posted an email exchange between him and substitute teacher Adam Wies on his Tumblr. The post received a large response from fellow students. Soon, teachers and students began discussing the exchange throughout Facebook and Tumblr. An email exchange In the email, Zhang...

This season’s biggest trend: Tumblr

This season’s biggest trend: Tumblr

Kevin Tsukii

August 27, 2010

Students blog on Tumblr as a medium of self-expression Read More »...