New App is Quickly Neglected


The House Party App is in your app store today.

by Olivia Traphagen, Twitter Manager

“Hey Billy wanna join my house party?”


The House Party app made a short-lived statement for high school students, but it disappeared from phones just as quickly as it was downloaded. 

This app is a live video chat between two or more people. Any friend is allowed to join and anyone is allowed to leave a chat.

This app is also a great way to make new friends and do school projects together.

Students that have the app are really excited about being able to communicate with their closest friends during the school day, when a teacher gives permission of course.

“It’s cool. You can talk to a lot of people that you wouldn’t normally talk to and you can facetime a lot of people at the same time,” said Noemi Dicori, a sophomore.

The app brings kids together who would not usually talk to one another.

“I think it’s a great way to talk to friends and maybe talk to people you don’t really know that well because you can go into group chats and chat rooms with people that you may not be friends with, but they may be a mutual friend and I think that’s really cool,” said Michael Quinn, a junior.

People that may feel that the app is a way of bullying one another, as people can be kicked out of chats.

“Anything these days could really be a source of bullying, but I hope people can look at ways to use it for good instead of bad,” said Michael Quinn. “I’m sure there are some bad kids out there that will attempt to use it to make other people feel unwanted or maybe uninvited, but I know I’m just going to be using it to find new friends and to talk to kids that I already like.”

The house party app could just be another fad, but students seemed entertained by this one.

“I just think it’s cool how it’s exploding so much. One second I only knew two people that had it, now I’m looking all throughout the library and I see ten kids using it at once,” said Quinn.

During class, students do not use volume because they do not want to interrupt the class.

“It is funny because everyone just stares at each other and doesn’t talk,” said Katherine Kelly, a junior.

Over the last few weeks, more and more students have been getting sick and tired of the app. The app has made phones lose battery very quickly, and phones have been continuing to crash.

According to a survey, ten of 12 students who had downloaded the app deleted it in a matter of two weeks, citing battery life concerns.