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    During the Revolutionary War, the Assembly decided New Bern was no longer an appropriate place for the capital. The town was not centrally located and was vulnerable to sea attacks. However, the Assembly could not decide on a location for a new capital, and from 1777 to 1794, the Assembly moved from town to town, with seven different towns hosting the legislature. After the Assembly abandoned Tryon Palace as the capital, rooms in the Palace were rented for various purposes. Governor Caswell used the Palace intermittently as his residence from 1777-1779. On April 7, 1777, the first General Assembly of the state met at Tryon Palace. . Tryon’s once grand palace quickly fell to ruin. During the War, lead from the roof and the iron palisades…

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    “‘Quarantine’? What does that mean?” Piccolino Margheri asked, staring at the newspaper article he had just pulled out of his school bag, smuggled from his father that morning. The front page was headlined: ‘Arcea Quarantined! Fifteen Contract the Bern River Virus in Two Weeks!’ “It means that the Prime Minister of Monora has issued the complete isolation of Arcea to prevent the spread of the Bern River Virus. They believe it will spread if it’s not contained,” Piccolino’s classmate, Maylene…

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    Do you believe social networking can have a big effect on you or others? As of January 2014, there are 48% more Americans using social networking sites since 2008 (Pew Research Center). Social networking is one of the best things to happen in today’s society. The different sites that are made for social networking are being used by multiple individual’s years round, in many different ways. This topic has been a huge argument. Some may see social networking as a bad thing for our society but, I…

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    opinions and beliefs than by facts and evidence. The idea of social media was floated around, the idea of deciding someone’s fate based on personal opinions was presented, but nothing stuck until someone offhandedly asked opinions on an argument they had with a friend: whether or not a cat was still considered part of the ‘black cats are unlucky’ superstition if it wasn’t entirely black. This led into a discussion about what qualified as a black cat and a discussion about to what lengths people…

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    Historically, the United States has been wrought with discrimination and segregation. In the past decades we have become a population without segregation, but did we end discrimination? The answer is no. Media shapes our understanding and view of individuals and crime. Media is our main source of information and our news stations and papers have the power to change the minds of readers. From these outlets we get our information of crime and who they deem “criminal”. The way these are presented…

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    today have relied on the news to see what is going on in the world around them. It sparks opinion among people in subjects such as politics, entertainment, social events, and many others. Journalism and news has continuously evolved throughout time. It first started through the word of mouth. Then it printed itself on paper. Eventually it got onto our screens. Today, the world’s reliance of news lies mainly in the hands of social media. This fact has raised questions as to if social media has…

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    21st century is known to be the start of new beginnings. It was that generation where machineries evolve the economics and social life of the human beings: from traveling to one place to another, a click of a button for communication, and to sending news to the residents of the world. But, as the year progress the mortals abused the capability of these machines. One of the problems is how they report news and how they edit stuff to create news and spread rumors. Can news reporters be fully…

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    regards to today’s news. Social media has changed many aspects of journalism. Now, for the consumer, sharing news has become more important than searching for it. Based on who you follow or who you’re friends with will determine what kinds of information pops up on your timeline. Because of things like Twitter, where news is easily accessible with real-time updates, there is a demand for instant news stories that quickly inform. Newspapers cannot cater to the majority of the population because…

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    The new social media has not made for a more enlightened, connected and democratic society. Instead, it has used mechanisms to instill fear and mass hysteria to those following them and will continue to negatively influence and mislead people in the future. The traditional media that baby boomers have used is the newspaper. A newspaper passes through many editors and every person is assigned a single section, so you know your section well. Information is passed through journalists to writers…

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    The American news spends a lot of time discussing the events that take place Iran, Syria, Eqypt, England, and a few others. Some countries are not a majorly discussed country in the news in the United States. There are several others that could be mentioned more, as well. Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, and Sweden are just a few that we rarely hear anything about in our media. American news networks seem to only discuss a fraction of countries that make up the world.…

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