College Application Essay: The Inspiration of Adventure

It’s that time of year again: in the next few weeks, colleges will start sending out acceptance letters. It’s been over two years since I received mine from Boston University, and to celebrate, here is the essay I submitted with my application. I’m a huge fan of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series (and I highly recommend…

Social Media for Job Hunting and Networking

The evolution of social media has not only revolutionized the way we communicate, but also how we approach numerous life tasks. For many industries, one such change involves the use of social media as a popular tool for job searching. For young professionals, networking has long been one of the most effective methods of finding…

The Importance of Influencers

With social media now playing a major part in marketing strategy, new ideas have come about to take advantage of the consumer’s ability to speak out online. Such public access by the everyday person has enabled all of us to exert influence in some way on the Internet. Identifying the most influential people has become…

Twitter v. Instagram

First it was Apple and Google. Now it’s Twitter and Instagram (in part because of its recent acquisition by Facebook). As these companies feud, they don’t just hurt each other; the users are the ones who have to suffer from a cut of features. Once Facebook bought Instagram, Twitter made one of the first steps,…

If The Pope Can Do It, You Can Too

You’ve probably heard before that “everyone’s on Twitter these days and you should be too,” but didn’t believe it. Well, now it seems to be true; Pope Benedict XVI has just started his own Twitter account. And of all people, you don’t want the Pope getting ahead of you on technological advances. Pope Benedict will…

iOS 6 Update: No More YouTube

Upon release of the newest version of Apple’s iOS 6 beta on Monday, users noted the absence of a long-time staple of the iPhone suite of preinstalled apps, YouTube. Since the first iPhone in 2007, the YouTube app has been a permanent fixture and could not be deleted. Some have claimed that this is just…

UNREAL Candy: A Review

Who says candy can’t be (relatively) healthy? When a 13 year old from Brookline was told by his parents that his Halloween candy was too unhealthy to eat all of it, he asked himself this question. Taking more initiative than most kids his age, he decided to prove his parents wrong. Sadly, he discovered that…