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College posts catapult senior stress levels

College posts catapult senior stress levels

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

November 20, 2014

Disclaimer: I am a high school senior who would very much like to go to college and is happy for her peers who have already been accepted. So this is a totally judgment-free zone. That being said, Facebook these days is not for the faint of heart. Anyone who is friends (literally or virtually)...

Tech-infatuated parents put kids to shame

Tech-infatuated parents put kids to shame

Lulu Stracher, Staff Writer

October 12, 2014

According to stereotypes, Millennials are entitled, lazy and social media-obsessed. They get more work done on Facebook than assignments and are more concerned with #selfiesunday than their futures.  Although this might apply to a percentage of that generation, new studies have shown that students’ par...

The ice is melting

The ice is melting

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

September 4, 2014

Pete Frates was once the captain of the Boston College baseball team. Standing 6’2” and weighing in at 220 pounds, he was quite an intimidating force. Today, he sits, paralyzed, in his wheelchair, unable to speak, eat, let alone throw a baseball. He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

Al Jazeera films Yik Yak piece at Staples

Al Jazeera films Yik Yak piece at Staples

Dylan Donahue and Brandon Rakowski

June 11, 2014

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 the Al Jazeera America News Network could be seen filming students in Staples for a piece about social media and Yik Yak.  According to Principal John Dodig, the school was contacted after being identified through Staples Senior Will Haskell’s article in The New Yorker, however, S...

Taking a look at “Look Up”

Taking a look at “Look Up”

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

May 27, 2014

“I have 422 friends, yet I’m lonely.” So begins “Look Up,” the five minute-long spoken word film by Gary Turk that has gone viral since it was posted at the end of April. The video is a love story, a cautionary tale, and a passionate plea all at once, as it encourages viewers to loo...

The Tales of an Admitted Facebook Stalker

The Tales of an Admitted Facebook Stalker

Molly Barreca, Opinions Editor

November 8, 2011

It’s Monday, commonly the most hated day of the week. However, for some of us, Monday can only mean one thing: new pictures added on Facebook. As the bus grumbles closer and closer to my house, my anticipation bubbles over. I’ve been waiting all day for the moment when I can sprint inside, power...

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