Golden Arrow

  • Memorial Day Weekend May 26-28

  • Minimum Day on May 25

  • Percussion Festival on May 19

Filed under Opinion, Social, Staff

Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

Social media has become an important tool for raising awareness, especially among students

Cartoon by Jihyun Kim

Cartoon by Jihyun Kim

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






It is not unusual to see students on campus sending Snapchat messages to their classmates or posting club updates to Facebook. In fact, according to a survey by Science Daily, 76 percent of American teens use Instagram and 47 percent use Twitter. Social media is an essential part of everyday life, especially for teenagers like me.

ASB and many of the clubs at Woodbridge use Instagram as a way to reach out to students and engage us with fun school spirited events to promote their activities and inform members of upcoming meetings and events on campus.

“We are able to post pr

omotional videos and graphics that can inform students about activities and get them excited about upcoming events,” junior ASB community service commissioner Megan Kosai said.

ASB utilizes social media’s accessibility to keep students involved with current news that are relevant to us, so I consider it to be an effective mode of communication.

According to Time magazine, a tweet supporting the national high school walkout on April 20 has been liked over 140,000 times and retweeted over 103,000 times. Students organized a walk-out that occurred on March 14 that is corresponding natio

nwide, and students all over the country are encouraged to participate. Social media enables us to be much more active in participating in importa

Cartoon by Sebastian Ongko

nt causes and have a voice to use, which is not something easy to accomplish outside of the digital world.

Although parents and educators may argue that social media is a distraction and affects students’ learning, if used effectively, social media can be a tool for change. Without it, we wouldn’t know about interesting events happening on campus or the ability to organize a mass walkout that have the potential to make a difference. As a student, I feel empowered to have the ability to engage in important events on campus and in today’s society with the help of social media.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

    Opinion

    Play with Fair Rules in the NFL

  • Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

    Opinion

    eSports as a Sport? eRelevant.

  • Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

    Opinion

    Meet your new neighbors, The Homeless

  • Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

    Opinion

    “Ob-Screen” Behavior

  • Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

    Editorial

    Student Voices are Vital to Change

  • Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

    Opinion

    Cyberbullying: Remove the Mean from the Screen

  • Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

    Head to Head Topics

    Head to Head: Stem and Humanities

  • Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

    Opinion

    Content Creators or Clickbaiters?

  • Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

    Opinion

    Black History Month Needs More Recognition

  • Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus

    Education

    Does school adequately prepare students for life after high school?

The student news site of Woodbridge High School
Social Media’s Critical Role on Campus