As My Phone Disappeared Beneath the Tire of the Car Doing 45 MPH I Realized Today Would Be Rough

By Allyson Morin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahzr-BO6kww&lc=z23gfxmjari5x3dhv04t1aokgfzgjtoyvx5htubidhtbbk0h00410 Yesterday my day began with a four and a half hour commute to work and came to a head as I stood in the middle of an intersection watching a car doing 45 mph run over my cell phone. Of all the ways for a crappy cell phone to bite the …

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My First Night of College, Not Like The Movies

https://youtu.be/f4ugCMfyhC8 In today's video, I recall my first night of college and the embarrassing way I introduced myself to my dorm floor. I moved away to college for the first time in the fall of 2014. The university I attended offered to move in students the day before the official move-in date if for some reason …

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Story Time: Stranded in Europe

https://youtu.be/q-5V1PgKlfU Welcome, stranger! My name is Allyson. I am a recent college graduate, a writer and a traveler with stories to share. Today I share my recent experience in Europe and how my return travel home quickly derailed to disaster. I dealt with canceled trains, canceled flights, filthy airport floors, language barriers, bad weather and …

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Journalism, A Worthless Degree?

Your father says a degree in journalism promises a less secure future than degrees in STEM. Your mother thinks an art degree will keep you safe from the dangerous assignments journalists undertake. This 2012 article by Forbes comments on a report by Career Cast that lists journalism as the fifth worst job, above oil riggers …

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“I want to mean something to someone.” | Strength in Numbers | How it Feels to be 18

In this series, Strength in Numbers, I interview humans of different ages and stages of life to learn how it feels to be in their shoes. Today we meet Devyn. Devyn is no stranger to the digital world. The 18-year-old Call of Duty enthusiast spends hours on his computer playing video games, talking to friends, …

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LISTEN: Media Lab Podcast “Can You Hear Us?”

LISTEN HERE On the fifth episode of the Media Lab Podcast, Elder Martinez shares his experiences about the wild world of the internet and asks us to consider the role technology plays in our lives. In another story, Xuan Truong offers a compelling commentary about her mother and sister as they experience a negative encounter at a local grocery …

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