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 [...]
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 [...]
By Aakash Jain ’14
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.
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 [...]
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.
The beginning of the 21st century has often been hailed as the Age of Information, but it begs the question of just whose information it is the age of.
With the increasing prevalence of social networking Web sites, a large amount of previously private information is now being made accessible and shared on the Internet.
“The first thing we want everyone to understand about the Internet is that it’s all public domain,” said Brophy Dean Mr. Jim Bopp about the Internet at large.
Pop culture is an infectious thing.
Like the flu or humanity according to Hugo Weaving, pop culture will surge its way through any adaptive mass capable of regular access by the general first-world population.
Such is true with the Internet. While it is also a host for external pop culture like television and movie stars, media, literature and news about all three, it has also proved capable of developing a popular culture of its own.
Over the past two decades, Brophy’s literary art magazine has transitioned from “The Tower” to the “Magazine Formerly Known as ‘The Tower’” to now BLAM.
The magazine is continuing its tradition of transition by expanding onto the Internet with BLAM Online, better known as BLAMO.
“Our hope is that our Web site will be as popular if not more so than our publication,” said Jeramy Moschonas ’11, who is co-editor of BLAM with Michael Notistine ’11 and Beau Peterlin ’10.