Coping with false accusations: My story


One Cooper Nelson caught at the scene of the crime. The look on his face says it all. Photo from my own camera.

Patrick Roghaar, Staff Writer

In recent weeks, I have been the subject of an article slandering my name. Written by Senior Cooper Nelson and placed on, I was named a “Tik Tok addict.” I read the article. It wasn’t good. The article skewed my use of the still-growing application, purporting I cannot go through my days without using it. This is nonsense. I am a wise, independent adolescent who doesn’t need the app for happiness. I look for happiness within myself, not on Charli D’Amelio’s prime dancing videos and LuvAnthonys thirst traps. Coop couldn’t have expected me to not refute this tomfoolery. I am now seen by my peers as nothing but a double tapping and up swiping automaton. I am not happy. The more I write, the more anger that builds up inside. Every word is more fuel for my enraged self, ready to pounce on Cooper at any given second, like a cheetah in the Serengeti.


I am not denying that I use the app. I do use the app. A lot. But I certainly would not go that far to say that I am addicted to the app. I just get caught at the wrong time. While on the subject of the wrong time…. I seem to have photographic evidence of my writer COOPER NELSON, the once slanderer of Tik Tok, watching a famous Charli D’Amelio video in class. His look was priceless. I’ve never seen so much dependency in the eyes of another man. My mouth, fully gaped wide open, photographed Cooper caught in the act. There’s no denial necessary. It seems as though he couldn’t help but see what The Patrick Roghaar saw in the application and had to check out the future of social media. I honestly can’t blame him. I actually think this could’ve been a nice bonding moment for us. But nothing can change what he wrote regarding my use of Tik Tok. Nothing can change the word document he typed that article in a couple weeks ago. Except maybe the backspace key.