Students and faculty were recently asked where they get their news from and what source is most common in our school.
From a list of options, students and teachers could choose multiple answers or enter their own.
The most common news source, out of our twenty-nine responses, was….
Snapchat with 44.8% of the votes.
Instagram followed with 24.1%, and Facebook and CNN were tied with 20.7%.
Ms. McCroskey, English teacher at NHHS, stated, “[I get my news from] My husband, who actually has time to keep up with the news.”
Students were also asked to guess what news source would be the most common in our school. A majority accurately guessed that Snapchat would be the most popular, with Instagram falling in second.
Senior Alex Trentmann commented, “I expected it. Social media is popular among young teens. Everybody is stuck to their phones.”
Junior Destiny Lafferty agreed by saying, “It’s not surprising. A lot of teens have Snapchat so it’s easier to get news between each other.”
Senior Callie Weatherly mentioned, “It’s not surprising, but I’m just hoping people know how to weed out the fake news. There’s a lot of fake news on Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram, at least from what I’ve seen.”
Snapchat has become a popular social media app that was originally created seven years ago in September 2011. Since then, Snapchat has grown and changed, and is used all over the world. As of February 2018, Snapchat has 187 million daily active users.
Social media plays a major role in how many of our students get informed about the world around them.