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What’s your influence?

January 3, 2012

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As it is, there are pros and cons to social media. The Pros: Ability to communicate faster and easier Ability to share photos, videos, links, etc. Ability to express yourself Ability to connect with those who have similar interests It’s fun and interactive The Cons: Dangers of cyber-bullying Spread of false information Less face-to-face communication […]

The future of news

December 20, 2011

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I’ve got some bad news for any paper boys and girls out there… According to a study conducted by University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center for the Digital Future: “Within five years…only four major daily papers will continue in print form” The four newspapers are: The New York Times The Wall Street Journal USA Today […]

Recent Iraq War developments deserved more attention

November 17, 2011

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Beginning in 2003, coverage of the war in Iraq dominated the news media. One could not open up a newspaper or watch the nightly news without being updated on developments concerning Iraq. Leading up to the war, we were informed of the government’s concerns over possible weapons of mass destruction and terrorist connections in Iraq. […]

Is Facebook about to be, like, YOUR next ex?

September 21, 2011

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For what seems like the billionth time, Facebook has made changes to its layout. These changes have been met with an outcry of dismay by a large number of Facebook users. Mark Tonkelowitz officially announced these most recent changes on Sept. 20 on the Facebook Blog. He summarizes the new features which include: a redesigned […]

Conquering the fear

September 11, 2011

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I was sitting in Mrs. G’s 6th grade science class on the left side of the room when I found out. She stopped teaching for a moment to tell us that a plane had crashed into a building in New York City. I was shocked by the news. But I was young too. That’s sad, […]

Let’s not be ripping down the closet doors

August 30, 2011

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Hey peeps! I’m back! I stayed at a house on Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire for a week and had a blast. Guess what?? I jet-skied for the first time. It was a proud moment for me, because I am usually a scaredy-cat when it comes to adventurous, daring things. For example, I’ve never been […]

“You’re borderline being a little bit rude”

August 18, 2011

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An abrupt walk out. Usually begins with a fight (often between lovers, but that’s not a necessary condition). Then someone gets so utterly frustrated that they waltz out in dramatic fashion. Often a door is slammed. To add emphasis. The angry, grand exits make a bold statement. Unless you do it for a stupid reason. […]