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Daily Archives: October 10, 2021

Commentary: WSJ’s Facebook Files – behind the scandal and the paywall

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — When I was 14 years old, I got in trouble with my mom.

Devin McCue

This wasn’t out of the ordinary, I’d been in trouble with her most of my life up till that point, but there was something new about this lecture; it was over something I did online. As a kid, people my age were just starting to develop into the internet junkies we are today, but I’d never had a substantive conversation about it with an authority figure.

Why did I get in trouble? I lied about creating a Facebook account.

In Facebook’s early days, one had to be 18 to start an account, which was easy enough to lie about, but the platform was so much better than its predecessor Myspace, that I needed to get on.

To start, it was way more user-friendly and encouraged interaction in an easier way than I’d experienced online thus far.

Wellington girls tennis team wins first regional championship since 2010, 5 girls headed to state

The Wellington girls tennis team is El Dorado Regional Champions. (Courtesy photo) (Click to enlarge)

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls tennis team won its first regional since 2010. The Crusader girls outscored Circle by four points to secure the crown.

Wellington also qualified three of its four entries into the Class 4A State Tournament to be played in Winfield next week.

The Crusaders qualified both doubles teams: Jensen Lynnes/Lyric Cornejo and Ashlyn Gerten/Kadynce Aufdengarten. Kami Reichenberger also qualified in singles.

The team standings are as follows:

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