Food For Thought

A Time for Recognition : Time Magazine acknowledges The Silence Breakers as its Person of the Year

By February 26, 2018

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Sexual harassment survivors have entered the spotlight in a way they never have before. Due to the newfound attention, survivors are receiving as a result… Read More ›

False Conspiracy Theories against Apple

By February 26, 2018

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For many years, Apple, Inc. has been accused of intentionally slowing down its older generation iPhones to ensure that customers will purchase new iPhones. These… Read More ›

Racism in Boston: Realities and the Results

By February 26, 2018

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This past December, the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team came out with a series on the current state of racism in Boston. The data, surveys, and… Read More ›

The Dangers of Gentrification: Communities of Color at Risk

By February 26, 2018

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Tamera Wilson-Nein sets up shop every year for the Martin Luther King Day Parade, which takes place in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida. However,… Read More ›

Feminism du jour: #MeToo and the generation gap in today’s feminist movement

By February 26, 2018

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In the 1967 film Belle du jour, French actress Catherine Deneuve starred as a woman who works as a prostitute while her husband is at… Read More ›

Swatting Hoaxes: Pranks Turn Deadly

By February 26, 2018

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The internet provides a level of anonymity and safety for users to act without fear of consequence. Though arguments often spiral out of control online,… Read More ›

Fact or Fiction: Fire and Fury

By February 26, 2018

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on as it was released on January 5th, Fire and Fury skyrocketed to Amazon’s number one bestseller and into the public eye. Author Michael Wolff’s… Read More ›

The Opioid Epidemic: An Unrecognized Killer

By February 26, 2018

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From an early age, most children in the United States are warned to avoid drugs at all costs, especially highly addictive and fatal ones like… Read More ›

Cryptoflop: Bitcoin unprepared to become a global currency in 2018

By February 26, 2018

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The craze around Bitcoin and cryptocurrency is similar to tulip mania, where tulips in the early seventeenth century became wildly popular and expensive. Cryptocurrency is… Read More ›

Mobile Phones Become Immobile: Honolulu outlaws texting and walking

By October 20, 2017

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Although texting while driving a vehicle is commonly seen as the most dangerous use of cell phones, texting and walking may soon become another well-publicized… Read More ›

Collapsing Antarctica: The Break of the Larsen C Ice Shelf Signals Rising Seas

By October 20, 2017

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In early July, a one-trillion ton chunk of the Larsen C Ice Shelf, an expanse of floating ice secured to Antarctica’s northern peninsula, broke free… Read More ›

Fast Food Workers: How May I Help You?

By October 20, 2017

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Fast food workers usually take orders from customers, but on September 4th, workers took time to give some of their own. Boston workers from Burger… Read More ›

United Airlines: Unexpected turbulence and oligopoly

By August 20, 2017

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As Dr. Dao was forcibly dragged off a United Airlines plane, many passengers screamed in surprise and horror. Videos of the conflict circulated on the… Read More ›

The Blind Cleric and the World Trade Center bombing

By August 13, 2017

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The attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 overshadow every other terrorist activity in the United States. In Boston, we still hold on… Read More ›

From bold to gold: women band together in pursuit of a common goal—equality.

By May 28, 2017

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The United States Women’s National Hockey Team won big this year—and not just in major tournaments. This year, they fought for higher wages, equal training… Read More ›