Posts Tagged ‘Opinion’

Why You Should: Follow the News

Why You Should: Follow the News

What is it about millennial’s not being up to date on current events? The news is important and filled with information we should all know about, especially because a lot of it directly pertains to us. I know cat videos and quizzes identifying which NSYNC member you’re the most similar to are more entertaining, but ...

Generation Us: Where Joel Stein Went Wrong

Generation Us: Where Joel Stein Went Wrong

In the cover story for the latest issue of TIME Magazine called “The Me Me Me Generation,” Joel Stein offers an altogether tired opinion of Millenials that we’ve all heard before: we’re socially stunted, entitled, whiny, don’t value hard-work, are  obsessed with technology to the point of severing any real social connections, and qualify as having narcissistic personality ...

On The Boston Marathon Bombing

On The Boston Marathon Bombing

I’m at a loss for words. Boston’s my city—it’s where I was born, where I grew up, and where I go to college today. I’ve been to the Boston marathon my whole life. If I hadn’t overslept, I’d have been at the finish line of the marathon yesterday. I know that, because that’s where I ...

Social Media: Are We Too Connected?

Social Media: Are We Too Connected?

Social media is all around us, that’s nothing new. Almost all college-aged students have at least a handful of the following: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Instagram, Yelp, Vine, heck even Google+.  It seems almost monthly there is a new platform to share your life on through picture or video or 140 characters…but to some extent ...

CISPA: The Next Battleground of Net Neutrality

CISPA: The Next Battleground of Net Neutrality

A little over a year ago, the assembled masses of the interwebz rose in revolt against two pieces of legislation that threatened to dismantle the internet in its current open and accessible form: SOPA and PIPA. In the time directly before and after the two bills were struck down as a result of online activism, ...

How To Handle Your Health

How To Handle Your Health

I am not a doctor. But neither is Web MD and you seem pretty comfortable following their advice. First, stop doing that: Web MD is going to leave you terrified. You click three different links and you find out not only do you have face-cancer but, somehow, you’ve been dead all along. Leave Web MD ...

Youth Vote Instrumental in Obama Victory

Youth Vote Instrumental in Obama Victory

Despite constant harangues from pundits in regards to the apathy of youth in the face of a divided political landscape, one of the deciding factors of the 2012 General Election was the 18-29 year old demographic, just as it was a critical factor in Obama’s initial 2008 victory. Roughly half of all eligible voters in ...

Are Lectures Less Effective Than Discussions?

Are Lectures Less Effective Than Discussions?

If you’ve ever sat in the back your art history class, practically falling asleep to the sound of a professor’s monotonous drawl, and have wondered who ever thought that the lecture format was a bit unengaging, you’re definitely not alone. Since the late 90′s, following a study published by Joan Middendorf and Alan Kalish of ...

The iPhone 5: Worth the Money?

The iPhone 5: Worth the Money?

Is Apple still innovating, or just trying to maintain relevance? I’m not the world’s biggest Apple fan. Believe me, I was definitely impressed by the iPhone when it first came out, as it truly was the revolutionary piece of technology that every techie had hitherto been dreaming would someday exist. The idea of an iPod, ...

Tips For Taking Online Classes

Tips For Taking Online Classes

Because I live a thirty minute long drive away from the college I go to, I have taken a lot of online classes to limit my trips down there. I have found from the several online courses I have taken that I am not particularly too fond of them, and that I prefer learning in ...