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Are Fraternities and Substance Abuse Creating Addicts?

College fraternities have been a dependable, ever-present staple on college campuses for decades. They are as old as the colleges they represent. Students join fraternities for the opportunity, leadership, social interaction, and a chance to network with other young men with big goals and even bigger dreams of their own. Fraternity brothers have gone on […]

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Surveillance in schools: has it gone too far?

The topic of surveillance in schools and universities is one that has garnered a reputation for controversy in recent years. While implemented under the guise of improving student and staff “wellbeing”, surveillance tools such as CCTV cameras, on-campus police and careful student observation through metal detectors, locker searches, undercover agents and Internet tracking seem more […]

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Governments in the Cloud

Cloud computing solutions are becoming the norm for governments across the globe Ever since Amazon first introduced its AWS, consumers and businesses have reaped the benefits provided by cloud computing. Amazon defines these services as the on-demand delivery of database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a cloud services platform via the internet, with […]

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Is technology helping or hindering the fight against terrorism?

  The rise of tech-savvy global terrorism networks is a topic that has certainly gained traction in recent years, with counterterrorist organizations worldwide increasingly focused on the methods and mediums used by violent extremists to carry out terrorist activities. Groups active on the web today include Hamas, the Hezbollah, the Egyptian Al-Gama’a at Islamiyah, the […]