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Students use new Chromebook cases for self expression



Students express themselves through the things they carry around school. It could be folders, pencil pouches, and book bags. This year students have began decorating their Chromebook cases in order to show their individuality.

With the arrival of Chromebooks came plastic cases. They were bland, clear, and not at all exciting. When students heard they could decorate the cases how they pleased, they embraced it. Anything that could be used to decorate was put on the cases: stickers, paint, or paper cut outs. It led to self expression from the students making each Chromebook their own.

There were so many cases that the students made, that transformed classrooms into an arts how. Due to students new way of self expression, The Bruin decided to celebrate this by having a Chromebook case contest. The Bruin took to social media to announce the rules of the contest.

Students were welcome to enter through any of the Bruin’s social media accounts by sending in a picture of their Chromebook in. Anyone who had the chance to enter was put through a ‘rigorous’ selection process for the top three spots. Taking the top three to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, the polls were opened to anyone who wanted to vote for a 24 hour period.

The polls closed Monday before fourth period and the winner was Bailey Papay with a Spongebob themed Chromebook cover. Bailey won a five dollar gift card of her choice for winning the contest.

The winning Chromebook (above) was painted by Bailey Papay a senior at Wadsworth High School. Photo Courtesy of Bailey Papay.

Everyone’s tastes are different, and few people would think to paint Spongebob memes onto a Chromebook would be ridiculous. Papay, however, chose to decorate her Chromebook in order to express herself. 

“ Spongebob memes are the best memes, so why not carry it around on my chrome book all day?” said Papay. “It brings people joy when they see it, that’s all I care about honestly. I’m glad my work can make people smile.”

This is only the first year the school has given students Chromebooks, and new students at WHS will be able to decorate their Chromebooks every year from now on.


Kelsey Tavanello, 10.
Logan Scandlon, 10.
Nate Hurrle, 9.
Aly Brugh, 12.
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Students use new Chromebook cases for self expression