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Meanness makes new Snapchat feature unusable


Recently, Snapchat has added a new feature where students can join their grades class stories for their schools. 

It has gotten out of control for De Pere High School groups extremely quickly. Many students hate them, and many others have ended up leaving them because they find them extremely annoying. 

I personally haven’t heard a single positive comment about them, and I hear complaints from students of every grade.

As a senior, I was excited when this new feature first got released. Many senior events don’t get talked about, and people don’t check their email very often, so these events get missed quite frequently by many students. 

Helpful people could be posting about time changes during snow days or releases, and other items like that. A few people do post these, but it gets lost in all the spam. 

The bullying in these stories has also hit quite an extreme. 

Sophomore Meadow Schimpf says, “I don’t like to see all the bullying in the stories. I find it really uncomfortable. It’s really sad. I’ve seen it happening a lot there, it’s really disgusting.”

Freshman Morgan Zelewske agrees saying, “I hate it. Everybody gets bullied there, it’s terrible.”  

I’ve seen many kids get ripped to shreds on those stories. Someone will post something on them and then the next four or five posts will be publicly replying, “Shut up”, “No one cares’ ‘, “Who asked?”, and other phrases similar. 

People take pictures of their peers to post to the stories with the intent to make fun of them and publicly shame them. 

Schimpf adds, “People are very childish in those stories. I think they’re stupid.” 

Not much can even be done about the bullying because it is out of the school’s jurisdiction. 

The class stories had potential, but social media is too toxic of a place for something that’s supposed to be positive and helpful. 

Social media tears positivity down, and that is extremely clear based off of these class stories. 


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Sierra LeCaptain
Sierra LeCaptain, Reporter

Sierra LeCaptain is a senior at De Pere High School. She is involved in show choir and theater at school and in her free time. She enjoys playing video games, making jewelry, and hanging out with friends. Sierra is eager to learn and write about people's different views about various topics.

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