Coffee Break: Introducing Instant Cappuccino

first_imgHi all,I’m taking a break from end-of-year packing to introduce myself, and this blog, to you. Mine is a big packing job, since I’m heading back to the US of A after 9 months as a Visiting Student in this watery isle and spire-y university. The year’s been incredible, and I leave with rich impressions of England and the English, most of which I’ve published in my opinions column at the Brown Daily Herald. If you’re interested, check out my musings.I’ve been writing for the Herald since 2004, on politics, culture and how our generation (Y, if you were born between 1980 and 2000), experiences the world. Oftentimes, defining Gen Y culture has a lot to do with the technology and trends (iPods, e-books, wikipedia, facebook and blogs like this one) for which we 20-somethings are the guinea-pigs. If there’s one place that the Internet has made its biggest impact, it’s in schools and universities—can you imagine writing an essay without Google or JStor? I can’t. And if you believe social theorists like David Brooks, who say that the biggest culture wars occur over education, that people are defined by educational experience, then changes in our world, in the lives of 20-something students, are the harbingers of changes in the world at large. The second front in the Internet culture war is the world of journalism. As a Herald columnist, a blogger here and elsewhere and a news reporter for Cherwell and Cherwell24, I’ve watched news media slowly adjust to the Internet Age. Mainstream print papers are diving into the blogosphere; blogs are turning into big business. As the place we turn for the truth about our world, changing news media means big changes in our social worldview. Once again, as the first group to grow up with GoogleNews, LexisNexis, RSS feeds and CNN Pipeline, we, generation Y, are the test case.Here at Instant Cappuccino, I’ll post news stories and videos about our changing world. I’ll post my thoughts on technology, politics and popular culture. As a forum for students, Cappuccino will focus on issues in education and the spread of information. As a blog, Cappuccino will be part of the transformation.Of course, what makes our culture of Wikipedia and YouTube different from the first Internet revolution of Yahoo and Netscape, is that interaction is overtaking information as the premium capital. So please, post your own thoughts. Tell me when (and this happens often) I am wrong about what’s trendy. Link to Cappuccino on your own blogs, and tell me what other sites I should be following. With your participation, over a cup of virtual coffee, we can make sense of the new world we live in, and predictions for the world to come.Cherwell 24 is not responsible for content of external linkslast_img read more

Huntington Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 42-year-old man was killed when he crashed the motorcycle he was riding in his hometown of Huntington on Thursday night.Suffolk County police said Craig Byer was driving a Harley-Davidson on Elm Street when lost control of the motorcycle at the corner of Nassau Road, skidded into a curb and was ejected at 10 p.m.Byer was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he died.Second Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8252.last_img

Trump, GOP commit a special robbery

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionLines from an old Woody Guthrie song seem to apply to the tax bill recently passed in Congress. Speaking of different forms of thievery, the song goes:“Yes, as through this world I’ve wandered I’ve seen lots of funny men; some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.”With our dear Donald signing the tax bill, we have a perfect example of fountain pen robbery. The thieves are some of the rich and very rich, including many members of Congress.The victims are the rest of us.Arnold SeikenSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashAnderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

Carlisle backs more TV access

first_img Carlisle said he had no problems in principle with the idea first mooted by BT Sport senior executive Grant Best last week – but stressed there are certain lines that could not be crossed. Carlisle told Press Association Sport: “Provided it is done in the same way as rugby league – in a fly-on-the-wall way that is not obtrusive – I think it could be quite an innovative idea. Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke Carlisle has given a cautious welcome to calls by the new BT Sport channel to allow cameras into Premier League dressing rooms. Press Associationcenter_img “It is understandable that the TV companies are going to want as much access for their dollar as possible, and provided it is done properly I don’t think it would cause too much of a fuss. “But there are certain boundaries players and clubs would not want to cross. Clearly there are some things like tactical and personal issues that need to stay out of the public arena.” Carlisle stressed his qualified support was a personal view, and that the PFA have neither been officially approached nor commented on the proposal. Best’s call is unlikely to have much immediate success, with clubs expected to broadly oppose calls for further access having already agreed to more pre-match interviews as part of the new broadcast deal. last_img read more

Transfer defensive end Jeffrey Gunter changes mind, commits to NC State

first_img Published on February 26, 2019 at 11:46 am Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Former Coastal Carolina defensive end Jeffrey Gunter announced on Tuesday he’ll be attending North Carolina State via Twitter. Fifteen days ago, Gunter had tweeted that he’d be transferring to play at Syracuse. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Gunter received two Division I scholarship offers out of high school: Coastal Carolina and NC State. The Durham, N.C. native will play about 30 minutes down the road from his hometown in Raleigh. Since enrolling at CCU, Gunter gained 50 pounds, from 205 to 255. Last fall, Gunter recorded 49 tackles, including 14 for a loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter playing two seasons at Coastal Carolina, Gunter will need to sit out the 2019 season at NC State before having two seasons of eligibility remaining for 2020 and 2021. Syracuse is slated to host the Wolfpack in 2020 before playing at NC State in 2021.Gunter initially chose to leave CCU because “all of the people who recruited me left,” he said. With his decision to go to NC State, Syracuse will bring in three new defensive ends for next season, all out of high school: Andrew Tuazama, Ishmael Goulbourne and Steven Linton. I’m coming home! Blessed to say I’m committed to NC State pic.twitter.com/ebFDOKj4BS— #94 (@jgunter94) February 26, 2019last_img read more