In Editorials on February 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm
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Nowadays, people are so consumed by their smartphones, tablets, video games, and computers. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or something actually useful like educational information; people never stop staring at their screens. You go out to a party or out in public somewhere, and all you see, is people fiddling with their devices like zombies with no personality. Even with driving laws the way they are, people still drive with their heads down reading something off their phone instead of paying attention to the road. That being said, yes, there are upsides to technology like advances in medical technology, advances in transportation, and advances in homeland security. But when it comes to social media, or applications and games, technology is ruining the human brain. I’ve come up with 10 reasons why technology is a bad thing. Read the rest of this entry »
In News on October 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Sydney Denault ’13
Seventeen years ago in 1993, the policy not allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the United States military, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, was signed by then-President Bill Clinton. During the time in which this policy was in effect, gays who were discovered or came out during service were discharged from the military. Although the intentions of the policy were supposed to be positive because they were supposed to prohibit military personnel from discriminating against gays serving in the military, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” developed into a policy preventing gays from talking about their sexual orientation or any homosexual relationships they had. It forced gays to serve in secret and in constant fear of harassment and discovery. On December 22, 2010, President Barack Obama signed a law to repeal the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, which officially ended earlier this month on September 20, 2011. This repeal has brought much happiness and relief to those who were forced to serve our country closeted. Although many coming out while in the military stories are beginning to be shared, one seems to have already touched the hearts of many over the past few months, and that would be the story of Randy Phillips. Read the rest of this entry »