The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly With Social Media

Written by Madison Mishler, staff member

Chet Kulpen from Sports in Kansas came in on Oct. 13 and held an assembly for 5-12 grades from Conway Springs to attend. The assembly was called “Think Before you Post.” Both the positive aspects and the negative aspects with social media were discussed. 

Kulpen said social media can be a helpful thing for people to stay connected and up-to-date with real world problems. However, like everything on the internet, it has people with bad intentions on it. The point of the assembly was to remind or inform students that all the things you do on social media can stick with you for your life  

“It’s good to let these kids know so they learn when they are younger,” senior Makayla Potts said. 

Some students didn’t feel like the assembly had much to do with them. 

“[The assembly didn’t really apply to me] because I don’t really do anything online,” sophomore Wyatt Harlan said. “I don’t have anything to do anything online with.” 

Society has changed now because of social media. People like Kulpen can make a career out of social media. 

“I would say that one thing that stood out was that the speaker was someone who had to start from the bottom and had to work for his success,” freshman Erica Zoglmann said.