OPINION: Modern storytelling media creates fragile understanding of diversity

By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Storytelling and the communication of perspective have undoubtedly led individuals to understand groups different from themselves. It is not just that storytelling is useful for this, it’s that storytelling is the exact foundation from which any empathy comes from. But falsities can be communicated within narratives, both deliberately and […]

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Media must play key role in checking Trump administration

Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe depart the White House on Feb. 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP In this new era of presidential politics, it has become increasingly important for the media to keep deceit at bay and away […]

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Media adds stress to busy teen lives

By Eric Villanueva ’11
With his thumb, Cyrus Afkhami ’11 pushes up on the screen of his friend Jeff Pisauro’s ’11 iPhone 3GS and counts the number of texts Pisauro has received so far that day.
“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,” Afkhami counts as he scrolled on Pisauro’s phone. Pisauro grabs the phone back.
All eight texts were from one of five conversations Pisauro was having simultaneously at lunch.
By the end of the day, Pisauro said he will send and recieve about 150 texts and will spend about one hour texting, which falls in line with research on teen texting.

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