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[Nov. 2016 Features] Meme group exposes Westport’s cyber bigotry

November 23, 2016

By Claire Dinshaw '17 and Becky Hoving '17   *names have been changed. Dan* never expected a seemingly harmless secret Facebook group to be that big of a deal. Soon enough, however, the once private Facebook “Staples Meme Group” became a vehicle for derogatory comments. “...

On the November editorial–a dissenting opinion

On the November editorial–a dissenting opinion

November 22, 2016

By Jackie Sussman '17 and Melanie Lust '19   We respect the majority opinion of Inklings.   Being a bystander is indecent. That is indisputable. What creates a bystander is failing to report something wrong; but determining what is wrong can often be subjective.   It is important for Inkli...

[Nov. 2016 Editorial] Battling bystander effect requires administrative change

[Nov. 2016 Editorial] Battling bystander effect requires administrative change

November 22, 2016

First, we would like to recognize some Inklings’ members’ roles in the “Staples Meme Page,” a Facebook group in which offensive memes were posted. Several Inklings’ members joined the group and most didn’t immediately report it. This was an oversight. Those who did not inform the administ...

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