Technology Interaction Era #2

Written by Walter Proulx Finally, Oprah Winfrey and the Chinese government have something in common: they’re letting technology help them with everyday tasks. According to the Los Angeles Times, Oprah bought a smart home recently that will melt snow off her driveway for her. Meanwhile, the Chinese government have recently implemented a Social Credit System…

Handling Suicide on Campus

Written by Walter Proulx Photos by Alyssa Luongo TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses suicide and death, which may be triggering topics for some. If your mental health could be affected by this topic, please read this at your own discretion. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Ethan Parker took his life on campus at Champlain College….

Why I Feel Bad for Zuckerberg

Written by Walter Proulx Being a Data Analyst, I already knew that there were no ethics around tossing a consumers data to other companies. As seen in Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in front of congress, it was obvious that Facebook had inadequate guidelines for sharing data. What was also quite evident was the lack of laws surrounding…

Calling All Bystanders

Written by Walter Proulx Recently, a group named Calling All Crows came to Arts Riot in Burlington to talk about active bystander training (ABT). For those unfamiliar with ABT, it involves informing all bystanders (so, everyone) on how to identify sexual violence and how to potentially stop it. Instead of other tactics to stop sexual…