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Learning Goes Social: The New Age of Teacher-Student Communication

Learning Goes Social: The New Age of Teacher-Student Communication

By Devon Stoeber

May 31, 2013

One school night, sophomore Madelyn Lunder gets ready to begin her homework by checking her planner. After she realizes she forgot to write some assignments down she logs on to her Facebook. Lunder is a member of her sophomore English and social studies Core class Facebook group where she can ask fellow...

The “Rogue Texting” Epidemic

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By Jonah Amargi-Levy

May 21, 2013

My day was ruined and it was only 8 a.m. I had become yet another victim of the epidemic that I like to call rogue texting. A rogue texter is a person that is so self-absorbed that they can’t take the time to wait to send their 160 character message; instead, they proceed to walk and text, oblivious...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Texting in Movie Theaters and How Apple Might Force People to be Decent Human Beings

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By Wesley Emblidge

October 9, 2012

As an avid movie fan, there aren’t many things I hate as much as someone pulling their phone out in the middle of a movie. Using your phone during a movie is so disrespectful, it’s second only to jumping up in front of the screen and yelling at the entire audience about some other movie your friend saw last week t...