Category Archives: Web/Tech

The 2017 Glocal Challenge Winners Announced

Each year, the city of Cambridge (MA) works with Education First (an international education company that focuses on language, academics, educational travel, and cultural experience) to present the Glocal Challenge to students at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Students are recruited to take initiative…

Is Social Media Controlling Your Life?

In the past year, I’ve made more social media accounts than I have in my whole life: Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, and this summer, I’m considering making one for Snapchat. This list doesn’t even include texting and all of the games I’ve downloaded to my phone….

Your Cell Phone Ring Isn’t a Bedtime Lullaby

Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! Is it a text message? A Facebook update? Or maybe a cool Instagram picture? We’ve all heard it before. Our phone vibrates or rings to let us know that we have a text message, or social media alert. If you’re like a…

Cell phones: Addicting or advantageous?

Beep, Beep. You reach into your pocket and pull out your cell phone. Send that quick response text and slip your phone back into your pocket only to pull it out minutes later. Is that a bad thing? According to a 2012 Time Magazine Survey,…

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Reflections from a High School Senior, Class of 2014

I recently graduated from Boston Latin Academy and I must say, it feels great to be a BLA Alumni. Every graduation ceremony consists of the valedictorian speech, headmaster’s speech, and my favorite (especially this year): our 2014 Class President’s speech. He started off with mentioning…

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The Beauty of Silence

Whether it’s the iconic Apple ringtone going off, the clicking of fingers on a keyboard, the ping of a Facebook notification, the chatter of someone on their Bluetooth, or the load volume coming from the flat screen TV—we’re surrounded by noises from technology. In this…

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The Truth about Sexting

We live in a society dependent on technology. Most teens can’t remember a time before Facebook, Twitter, smartphones, instant messaging, texting and Skype. Because of this, many teens today are rather comfortable with documenting their lives online; from posting photos and updating their statuses to…