Journalists Experience Trauma Too

There were many people who went to the 2014 Boston Marathon to heal. For runners and spectators alike, the race was a moment for the population to stand up for itself.

Along with the people who attend and participate in the event, there are those who are not commonly perceived as traumatized by incidents of this magnitude.

Journalists were among those who were on the finish line of last year’s marathon and near the subsequent explosion. Normally the Boston Marathon is a day of exciting photography and storytelling triumph.

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UCONN R.A. Tries to Calm a Crowd; Backfires

In the days leading up to the final match between the two UConn basketball teams, a resident assistant sent a sharply worded to those who live on his floor.

The email, simply signed Derek, informed residents on his floor that any celebration of the games would not be tolerated.

“I’m on duty tonight and it’s going to be stressful, so please don’t push it on our floor,” said Derek. This request was fair enough, but what followed turned from a simple request to downright insulting.

In the end, remember that the only reason you care about the game is:
a.) because they’re wearing a UConn uniform
b.) you want an excuse to go wild

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Too Young to Stress College Debt

College is expensive; everyone knows that. And it isn’t getting any cheaper. Tuition all over the country is only increasing and so is the number of students stressed about it.

H&R Block recently put out a press release highlighting the amount of stress that teens have about finances. The survey that they conducted consisted of about 1,000 teenagers between 13 and 17 years old, focusing on the financial mind-set of young adults.

It was found that eight out of 10 teenagers are worried about finding a good job and 78 percent are already worried about their potential student loan debt.

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When Breaking News Becomes Broken

If anyone hasn’t heard there was a plane that disappeared in East Asia; that was sarcasm obviously. But unless you’ve been living under a rock or don’t watch the news, but you should because it’s good to be informed when certain events happen, there was a plane traveling from Malaysia to its intended destination of Beijing, China.

 

It was reported on March 8, 2014 that the plane, a Boeing 777-200ER, disappeared and as of March 24 the plane still has yet to be found, but according to the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak it is believed that the plane is somewhere in the South Indian Ocean.

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Interning: A Costly Experience

For years, students looking to get a summer credit-bearing internship have been forced to pay the high cost of interim session credits like any ordinary class. This may be changing; since prominent schools such as New York University and Columbia are changing their student internship rules that better comply with national labor laws.

According to the New York Times, NYU announced that they will now explicitly instruct employers that post internships on their job site to make sure that they follow the Labor Department’s guidelines and will delete posts that do not comply.

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Content or Cash?

The editors of the University of Massachusetts student newspaper, the Daily Collegian, made a difficult choice in one of their most recent issues.

Instead of a full front page of news content, complete with stories and pictures, the Collegian ran a full page advertisement in lieu of tradition.

When this topic was brought up amongst our editorial staff, there was a great deal of conflict over whether the Collegian’s Editor-in-Chief made the right decision.

We were divided. Was the ad an example of innovation or a blatant disregard for journalistic standard?

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