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Students, teachers say binge watching comes from boredom, necessity
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Binge-watching has become an increasingly common pastime of both students and teachers. By Graham Armknecht ‘18 THE ROUNDUP Today, TV and movie streaming sites dominate web usage as more and more students are starting to binge watch new shows that have just come out, and old favorites. According to The Wrap, a website that reports on entertainment news and statistics, 70 percent of Internet…
‘Hacktivism’ proves unnecessarily harmful in digital culture
By Garrison Murphy ’15 The Roundup The Guy Fawkes mask wearing, Internet championing hacktivist group “Anonymous” globalized the idea of “hacktivism” that has become so prevalent in our digitized society, and in doing so showed us how dangerous it really is. Hacktivism is defined as an act of political and social activism done through computer hacking. While hacktivists have done some good for the web, the potential hazard hacktivism poses…
It came from the Internet
By Jace Riley ’16 THE ROUNDUP www.donothingfor2minutes.com School can be stressful. Constant tests and hours of homework leave students exhausted. Sometimes students just want to do nothing. When you go to this website, you are given one objective: Just relax and listen to the waves. If you touch your mouse or keyboard, the timer restarts back at two minutes. This website forces you to calm down and relax. It allows…
It Came From the Internet
By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP http://belarr.com/bakercat/ The adorableness of cats can never be underestimated. Their curious nature is hypnotizing to any kind soul and makes the strong weak in the knees, especially when viewed in a video format. This site is pure cuteness, a lovable cat makes dough endlessly as you watch uncontrollably. The site includes a helpful timer so you can be amazed at the sheer amount…
It Came From The Internet
By Brett A. Mejia ’13 THE ROUNDUP Bigthink.com Big Think offers its readers the latest and greatest ideas and innovations that may not make mainstream news. The ideas presented in each article vary from being scientific to artistic. Ideas of new technologies and new foundations of education are posted on the website. A couple of examples that Big Think has been able to share with the world include the future…
It Came From the Internet
By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP Zap Reader Ever found yourself in utter shock and fear at break when your buddy reminds you that an article must be read for your Gospel’s in Action class next period and you have no idea what to do? Zap Reader is your solution. Zap Reader is a solution to reading large masses of text in record time. Simply visit www.zapreader.com…
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At times I find myself desperately in need of some comical pictures of plants.

Fortunately, I found a website that perfectly addresses this need: lolplants.com.

This new website, from the creator of My Life is Average and Average Cats, features pictures of plants with rather interesting captions.

It Came From The Internet
By Brian Brannon ’11 The Roundup www.theonion.com I often find myself coming home after a long day and turning on the news only to be met with stories of warfare, failing economies and Apple product shortages. After many years of crying after watching such news I found an antidote, TheOnion.com. Every time I think of an onion I imagine crying because of its offensive vapors. Likewise, The Onion makes me…
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Are you one of the millions of people who buys things online and agrees to terms and conditions with just a click of a button?
If so, you may have just sold your soul.
More than 7,500 people did just that on April 1 when they bought games from British videogame retailer Gamestation. They included a clause in their terms and conditions that said that if you buy a game from them, they owned your soul.