“I’ve never had a problem with it, but I know others have said it is stressful.”
“I thought it was a little dragged out… (As a transfer student,) I think the transfer kids were sort of thrown under the rug. I wasn’t able to pick my classes until like a week before they started, (but overall) I think (the College) does a good job.”
“I haven’t really heard any criticism about it, but I guess it’s good… (Registration) seems like a lot of work. It’s kind of confusing. There’s very specific courses I have to take at certain times… and sometimes, the courses fill up before I could take them.”
“I think it’s a pretty simple process. I (spend a lot of time) determining the classes that I want to take… It’s a lot of planning.”
In August 2015, notable social psychologist Robert Epstein published three studies highlighting the search engine manipulation effect (SEME) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The series of studies examined how search engines can manipulate voters. In one study, Epstein and his team showed participants’ biased search results. They found that 99.5 percent of people were unaware that the search results that they were shown were altered. These results were based off of the 2014 election of the Lok Sabha, the lower-house of the Indian Parliament.Continue reading →
On Tuesday, March 22, the city of Brussels was reduced to shambles. While the news about Belgium was being broadcast worldwide, every station was discussing the attacks. Every news anchor gave his or her reflections and prayers and the entire world was in a state shock and grief. No one was able to fathom what had just happened.
Within a few moments of the attacks, my phone was blowing up with CNN notifications of the constant reports of the number of injured, as these numbers were steadily increasing. A couple of hours later, ISIS took full responsibility for the suicide bombs they had plotted, according to a New York Times article from Tuesday, March 22. Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds were inundated with pictures of Belgium and hashtags such as #PrayforBrussels and #PrayforBelgium were trending all over the internet. Facebook even created a tool to set up a temporary profile picture to show solidarity with countries going through hardships — but did Facebook create one for Turkey? I did not see it. Continue reading →
We’ve all experienced the moment of panic when a professor told your class to clear your desks. We regretted that we only skimmed the reading last night or that we forgot to read at all. Sometimes, even when we read the assignment completely, suddenly, every single word of the chapter has escaped our memories. This fear-stricken moment was probably followed by a pop quiz, a method of evaluation that is not an effective way to test student ability. Continue reading →
Bernie Sanders is right on some issues, but on the issues that he is wrong, he is very wrong. His proposed economic policies are so outrageous that no thinking person should take him seriously. A $15 federal minimum wage would dramatically reduce the demand for labor, particularly for poor people and the youth. His hostility to international trade undermines his own goal of reducing inequality. Continue reading →
After years of political unrest and leadership failures, the marginalization of rural life in Haiti is directly influenced by continued environmental neglect.
Mainstream outlets and social media discussions focus their attentions mainly on current political events that often devolve into heated debates driven by distortion. Meanwhile, civil discourse about environmental decay that could turn into actionable behavior for collective societal dignity is ignored. Instead, the Haitian population, directed toward endless political intrigue, grows increasingly ignorant about the real issues that impact its livelihood: the effects of deforestation, the neglect of soil care and water infrastructure and the dire consequence of global warming. Continue reading →
It’s really a shame that Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, will probably not become a United States Supreme Court Justice. He is the best choice, as far as both political sides are concerned. As a middle-of-the-road liberal who is Harvard Law-educated and has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, there is no way around it: Garland, with his impressive résumé, is the ideal candidate for both parties to serve on the Supreme Court. Continue reading →
It’s spring here at the College. The flowers are out, the trees are beginning to grow foliage and finals are slowly creeping upon us. But outside the College, this season of rebirth also brings with it another type of season: primary season. With the fierce national battle between Donald Trump and the establishment of the Republican Party, and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, it is easy to overlook the other races that Republican and Democratic party members will be deciding in the upcoming primaries on Tuesday, June 7. Despite the lack of attention these local races are receiving, it is essential that voters are informed about them. Continue reading →
“It’s very convenient. I don’t have a TV at school… (I heard that students) can record (shows)… and that’s awesome… I haven’t personally used it yet.”
“I’ve heard… good and bad (things). You don’t really get to (use) your TV.”
“I feel that everyone has a laptop (to watch PhiloTV), so it’s probably (very) useful.”
“I think that it has its good and bad parts… I think that it’s good that we can record TV, (but I don’t) like how you need an HDMI cable to plug in your computer to watch it on TV… Overall, I think it’s a good thing.”
When I was informed of the switch to PhiloTV online cable from the traditional coaxial cord in the wall version we had at the College, I was pretty excited. We were promised HBO and high-definition channels. We even get all the major sports networks, like National Hockey League (NHL) and National Football League (NFL) networks.
I was sold… until I decided that I wanted to watch the New York Rangers play against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, Feb. 29. I got my account set up for the first time and was ready to watch the game. Continue reading →
It is currently 1:44 a.m. on Monday, March 14, where I’m sitting in bed and trying to make sense of what has come to light during past three days. Writing this article is not exactly how I expected to spend my spring break.
On Friday, March 11, Luke Granered of Equal Vision Records’s Better Off posted a lengthy statement on Facebook announcing that he and the rest of his live performance band will be dropping off their current tour with The Maine and Mayday Parade. This announcement comes at the heels of allegations of sexual assault toward David Hobbs, the band’s fill-in bass player.Continue reading →
It is a common occurrence in American grocery stores: A person walks up to the meat section and is faced with a large selection of varying pink-colored meats he or she can buy. The meat is wrapped in clear plastic with a rectangular, white label with basic black print that gives information on the package’s contents. Until last year, these labels included Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), which stated from where in the world the meat came. But due to political and economic interests, these labels were eradicated and so was the people’s right to information. Continue reading →
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