By Molly Merson
Social Media Editor
Since its release in July 2016, “Pokemon Go” has taken fans by storm. The game has been downloaded by more than 130 million iOS and Android users. It has already once surpassed the number of daily Twitter users. After topping the number of daily Tinder users in its’ first month of release, there’s no denying that this game is something to talk about.
The craze continued through the summer, and local residents of Red Lion would gather in town to play and pick up in-game items at local shops. “It’s very addicting to play,” freshman Dylan Zeller said. However, senior Alec Jacobs said “It blocks traffic when they play in the square.”
By Elizabeth Winpigler
From the puppy face to Face Swap, Snapchat's new lenses are one of the most popular features on the app with a range of lenses and filters to choose from. From everyday people, to celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande, and many more Snapchat users all across the globe are experimenting with the new lenses on Snapchat.
Using the filters, you can transform the way you look and add special effects to your snaps. These special effects track the location of your head and respond to facial movements like the opening of your mouth or raising of your eyebrows. The lenses are replaced with new ones daily, but are available to purchase to keep your favorite.
Here in Red Lion Area Senior High School, students are all about Snapchat.
“I never use my actual camera, it’s always Snapchat,” said junior Ashton Shoup. “Face Swap is my favorite.”
“You gotta get the good lighting, tilt the head, camera facing toward you. It might take a few times to get it right,” added Shoup.
“If I could change anything I would change up the filters, I feel like we have the same ones all the time,” said Paige Gartland.
To jazz up your snaps first open Snapchat and then use the front-facing camera on your device to put yourself in the frame. It works best when your head is mostly straight to the camera and in direct light. Tap and hold your face for a second and a menu option will appear at the bottom of the screen. Tap again and quick white lines should appear lined up with your face, then you’re ready to explore a variety of bizarre lenses.
By Allie Burd
Pinterest, launched in March of 2010, has become popular in the lives of many Red Lion students.
Many turn to pinterest for guidance to their everyday lives.
Pinterest is a website and application that offers the sharing of DIY (Do It Yourself) Fashion, Food, and many more categories onto ones “boards”. These boards are created and decorated by the “pinner” virtually and serve as categories for the different things pinned.
Other categories on Pinterest include gifts, videos, men’s fashion, education, tattoos, outdoors, and quotes. Pinterest is also used by over 70 million people all over the world.
Red Lion student, senior Emily Hylind said, “I go onto Pinterest for hairstyles, beauty tips, and fashion ideas. Pinterest is where I learned to do things like my makeup, and I learned how to wear certain outfits. I also go for work out plans, and recently I’ve been learning how to decorate my future dorm room.”
Another Red Lion student has only begun to use it more recently in the past couple of months. senior Stone McCreary “I was introduced to Pinterest by Mr. Christian Castle. I pin clothing ideas, quotes, superheros, I mean basically everything. I even found most of the stuff for my Christmas list on Pinterest.”
And it looks like not only the senior class has been involved in the Pinterest phenomenon.
Jayda Francisco, grade 10 said, “I look at Pinterest for all the DIY, even though I never attempt to do it. I just love looking at everything on there.”
By Phoenix Ashman
New apps for Apple products are made every day. Therefore, the top 25 free apps change constantly.
While apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, Pandora, YouTube, and Vine are still a part of that 25, many new apps have surfaced on the radar of popularity.
The number one app on the list of free apps goes by the name of QuizUp: The biggest trivia game in the world. QuizUp is a trivia game with 250 topics like music, movies, sports and many others. The app allows you to play with not only with your friends, but people all over the world.
Other games on the top 25 include Skee Ball Arcade, Zombie Killer Squad, GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience, MoviePop, Deer Hunter 2014, Candy Crush, Monopoly Bingo, and Word Scramble.
The Top 25 free apps also include PicFlow, Bitstrips, My Talking Tom, and more!
Senior Courtney McBride told the Leonid her top favorites. “YouTube, for music. And another app called Smule Sing because I record myself on it and can connect with people around the world and sing with them as well. I also am obsessed with Hay Day, which I have on my iPad. It’s like FarmVille but it’s more realistic and just so … fun!” she finished with a laugh.
Junior Claire Krackow prefers social media apps. “My most favorite app is snapchat because it’s funny and thrilling because you only get to see the picture for 10 seconds. I also love Pinterest because it has all kinds of different ideas from hair, food, to makeup and clothing”
Senior Alex Clark said, “My favorite apps are Facebook, Instagram, and iFunny because Facebook allows me to be able to express my opinions to my network of friends. Same goes with Instagram. Instagram is great for uploading pictures of memories you can cherish forever. They both allow you to share your beliefs, and they both give you a voice to you social network of friends. iFunny is just something to look at when I’m bored and it has a bunch of hilarious pictures.”
The Apple app store is constantly changing, and even though right now the number one app is QuizUp, next month it could be a new game or the latest social media app.
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