Gables Gossip Girl

Where you can find Gables Gossip Girl on Twitter

Where you can find Gables Gossip Girl on Twitter

Allyssa Dobkins, Staff Writer

Have Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen brought their Upper East side flair to Gables High? With the recent creation of a Twitter account by one of our very own Gables student, it is safe to say so. The act of making a page inspired by the show Gossip Girl itself arises the question: are teenagers influenced by what they watch on television?

At the moment, there are no posts on the page. However, those who are especially familiar with the TV drama are anxious to see what this becomes. Will it blow over and become old news? Or will the teen behind it dedicate themselves to embarrassing their classmates?

“I don’t like it. If it becomes anything like the show, it will exploit people’s private lives that they might not want publicized,”  junior Claudia Perez said.

Evidently this desire to bring a fictitious story to life, in this case to school, must be quite strong. The blogger runs the risk of opening doors where cyber bullying might take place. Gossip is hurtful, and sometimes might simply be false aspersion; a site made for this sole purpose will only encourages others to take part in the torment. Because the idea came from a TV show, the student is hung up on replicating something that simply will not work out the same in reality.

“This student is oblivious of the effects their immaturity will result in,” senior Dayde Moreno said.

With the countless anti-bullying videos we have been presented with throughout our entire educational career, the severity and permanence of the topic should be crystal clear. The vast majority of schools uphold a strict zero tolerance policy on any sort of bullying. Not only are the rules being enforced, but punishments are definitely harsher nowadays.

“Cyber bullying doesn’t just go away. Universities and professions are capable of viewing these online offenses. I am relieved the site isn’t thriving,” sophomore Mariana Kellogg said.

For other Gables’ students, this page is merely a foolish move. For example, sophomore Marcela Hernandez comments, “I am not interested in any of it, and I find it to be a total waste of time.”

The popularity of this site will depend on whether or not students are willing to participate in the exploitation of their peers’ personal lives. If this site becomes a success, Gables will simply go haywire. Then again, what school wouldn’t when secrets are unleashed and people discover things better left unsaid?