Capitol Stormed by Trump Supporters Causes SVHS Students to Speak Out Via Social Media

Dom Girish and Anders Mathison

The SVHS student body has voiced their opinions on the disgrace at the Capitol Building over social media, harshly criticizing those who defended or took part in the deplorable actions on January 6. 

In light of recent statements made by President Donald J. Trump, his extremist supporters decided that the best method for getting their point across to the nation is to disregard democracy and unlawfully break into as well as defile the nation’s capital. 

Students took to numerous social media platforms including TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, as well as Twitter to express their grievances on the recent pillaging. 

Whether it was  through tweets, retweets, shared posts, stories, or video messages, SVHS students utilized their following to spread awareness of the heinous attack on democracy. 

Using her social media accounts as a tool to voice her opinion, Caroline Studdert, a junior at SVHS stated, “I went on Instagram to share the news to my community that follows me and I shared my opinion that it was a horrible attack on our democracy and our country in general. However, what happened does not shock me, and I feel like we should have seen this coming.”

In this era of universal technological connection, not only students but social media partakers worldwide can share their personal beliefs and experiences with the simple click of a button. 

Furthermore, Studdert went on to mention that, “Especially during these times in lockdown and away from peers, social media has allowed people to continue to share and voice their opinion.”

As the situation continues to unfold, and the date of January 20, Inauguration Day draws nearer, it is safe to say that not only students at SVHS, but strongly opinionated teens and adults alike will continue to utilize these social media platforms to push their agendas as well as share their personal beliefs.