A student checks her Snapchat as class continues.

A student checks her Snapchat as class continues.


     In our generation, the constant portrayal of selfies and daily life events has become a social norm, and what some might say an addiction. Snapchat, the center of almost all selfies, has overcome texting, giving the school reason to block the app and try to contain this popular frenzy. Teens, and most recently parents and adults, have grown so fond of this photo fad that they have dedicated most of their time (or what seems to be all of their time…) to documenting their incredibly exciting and oh-so-amazing lives! Because everyone wants to see what their friends are eating for breakfast and how crazy awesome it is to attend parties almost every single weekend, or perhaps how incredibly adorable it is to see someone with their significant other sucking faces, right?


     With this being said, Snapchat has not only become an addiction, but a form of life. Some people would agree that Snapchat streaks are so important that losing a streak, or God forbid, multiple streaks causes havoc and extreme disappointment. It seems to be more of a competition than a form of communication, just to see who ranks ‘better.’ It’s so interesting to me that no matter what class you walk into, there’s always someone making some snarky comment about how they have ‘a 135 day snapchat streak.’ Has social media really gotten to the point where people are causing grief over something as simple as pictures? Obviously, Snapchat is highly favored among teens. So asking them to cut back is like asking a baby not to cry, am I right? However, next time you find yourself comparing your incredibly interesting snap status to someone else’s, take a step back and remember that *gasp* do I dare say? There are more important things than selfies.

By Taylor Meyer

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