The age of stealing grandma’s purse is becoming obsolete as thieves take to online dating. In its 2013 cyber attack report, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which partners with the FBI, reported a 50 percent increase in monetary loss through what it calls “romance fraud.” The national financial loss jumped from roughly $56 million […]


Though the IC3 demonstrated relative FBI success in 2012, according to its 2013 report, the FBI had a subpar performance last year. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the IC3, this establishment is a partner with the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center to, as its website says, “receive Internet related […]


1) The escalators are like highways. Stand on the right, walk on the left. This detail is what separates the tourists from the locals. 2) People running in full suits is completely, socially acceptable #publictransit (if you aren’t wearing business clothes on a given workday, chances are you’re either a tourist or homeless). 3) That […]


Mattan Griffel recently wrote a compelling piece on the case for online education, explaining that while the people today underestimate the possibility that online education may outweigh or even eliminate old-fashioned, classroom learning. He’s right in that it will be a better way to disseminate information and possibly better at engaging students. The problem, then, […]

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on a new painkiller called Zohydro, a concentrated form of hydrocodone that Zogenix Inc. released for sale in March. When it was released, Democratic Governor Deval Patrick from Masschusetts attempted to ban the drug, but District Court Judge Ryan Zobel struck down the ban. Now, another prominent […]


Name: Kate Albers Home: Morresville, North Carolina Journalism Experience: Hard News Age: 20, rising Junior College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quotes: “I always listened to people cheering about Ohio State, so I wasn’t sure I would like [Chapel Hill]. I love it, though. It’s always sunny, always warm, there’s blue skies. [Ohio]’s […]


One phrase that has stuck with me ever since I encountered it at a high school honors thesis presentation by my classmate, is oddly enough something that incidentally some pop star said. Come to find out, it was a rip off of Paul Gauguin. He said, “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.” It appears, too, […]

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