Senn Students Talk Tech

Note from the editors: Many students in the Journalism program researched and shared their perspectives on technology and social media. They wrote about the impact these two topics have on society, including quotes from their Journalism classmates. The articles are insightful and interesting, showing various perspectives. Here are some excerpts. Irvin Chacon (Senior) Mobile technology … More Senn Students Talk Tech

Does technology affect teenagers’ social skills?

By Vincent Dunson (Senior)  Increased internet usage can negatively affect teenagers social skills when having to interact with people face-to-face. Teenagers often use technology for entertainment and it’s often times spent on social media websites. Teenagers feel the best way to communicate is to do it digitally. When teenagers adapt to this type of thinking, … More Does technology affect teenagers’ social skills?

We Know the Negatives; What Positive Impacts, if any, Does Social Media Have on Teens?

By Andres Canseco (Sophomore) Social media, despite all the negative connotation it draws, may in fact have beneficial effects to the minds of the average teen, specifically on improving their social skills. Many teens feel that social networking has made them more outgoing versus fewer who said it made them feel more introverted. At Senn High School, … More We Know the Negatives; What Positive Impacts, if any, Does Social Media Have on Teens?

Privacy in the modern era

By Harry Warnaar (Junior) In light of recent events regarding the privacy and decency of celebrities, questions have been raised about the direction we’re heading as a culture. A question that seems to have an obvious answer: “Is anything private anymore?” Well of course we have privacy, right? As technology advances by the minute, is there anything you can’t … More Privacy in the modern era