Meghan Frick, News-Topic

The atmosphere in the Granite Falls Middle School auditorium Monday morning was classic pep rally, but the setup was decidedly high-tech.

As conversations layered over each other into a low din, fresh-faced Google employees made their way to the stage, which was lined with glossy, 2-D illustrations of the subject matter at hand. A giant smartphone, twisting red gears, an arrow pointing to the right (the symbol for “share”) all shared space with red and green speech bubbles. “Hello Granite Falls MS!” one proclaimed. The other read: “You are what you share.” [more]