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September 29, 2012

by Kyle Stewart

Facebook hits 1 billion users

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday morning that Facebook has reached one billion active users. “If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life,” said Mark on […]

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by Kyle Stewart

Captured on the streets

Italian artist Paolo Cirio creates figures in the public sphere using Google Street View. You’ll find Paolo’s mark all over the world — from New York to London to Berlin – in a series called Street Ghosts. In an effort to draw attention to Google privacy issues, Paolo started to plaster images on walls in Brooklyn before moving onto other major cities. […]

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September 28, 2012

by Bethany Williams

Legacy Scholarship: election season

Legacy Scholarship Program (LSP) students at Layibi SS met this week to elect student leaders. Three of them shared their thoughts on what qualities they believe make a good leader. Name: Walter Career goal: Agricultural officer What does it take to be a good leader? “According to me, a good leader should be able to […]

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by Kyle Stewart

Kill ‘em with kindness…or flowers

When Papa Roach’s lead singer heard that fellow singer Jenn Wanser (of the band Wye Oak) said she hated his band’s song “Scars,” he sent her flowers and a kind note. Speaking with AV Club a few days later, Jenn had this to say about the kind gesture: When it comes down to it, whether you like what he does or what […]

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September 27, 2012

by Juan Frausto

Football goes to India

Like many countries around the world, India is a major fan of fútbol (soccer) and like many countries around the world, American football isn’t really a thing. India’s top leagues of soccer have regularly trailed behind cricket in TV viewership, but last weekend viewers were introduced to India’s first-ever American football league with hopes that […]

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by Juan Frausto

Passport to the future

When our phones or computers decide to bite the dust, we can all agree how much of a hassle it will be when our music, photos and documents suddenly disappear. But what if the problem of losing data/memories due to damaged or old tech gadgets was a thing of the past? Japan’s Hitachi recently introduced a […]

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by Judith Pendergrast

Myspace comeback?

Remember Myspace? Me neither-ish. But, social media fanatics, I’m here to bring exciting news: Myspace is attempting a comeback. Its new web design feels very Pinterest meets Spotify meets Tumblr meets old-school Myspace. The new layout is clean and flashy and is taking music to a new level – giving options of making mixes, sharing mixes, […]

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September 26, 2012

by Alex Naser-Hall

VIDEO: The Rocketboys for Invisible Children

On September 10 on a rooftop in New York City, Austin’s The Rocketboys performed a special version of their song “Time Is A Devil” for us. The video got an exclusive premiere on Alternative Press last week, and we’re excited to be able to bring that video to you today. The Rocketboys have been insane […]

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by Kyle Stewart

International Justice Mission makings things happen

At the Clinton Global Initiative, a bipartisan event where Gov. Romney and others were in attendance, President Obama issued an executive order to combat human trafficking and named our friends — International Justice Mission (IJM) — in the process. “We are especially honored to be joined today by advocates who dedicate their lives and at times risk their […]

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by Judith Pendergrast

Introducing: the Cathedral of Junk

Vince Hannemann is known as the “Junk King.” It’s not a rude nickname; he actually prefers it. He’s a creator, an idealist, and a lover of the junk you put next to your mailbox to get picked up every Tuesday morning. For thirty years, Hannemann has been collecting junk and creating what his mother calls […]

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