Nearly everyone in Doheny’s Friends Lecture Hall raised their hand when Marissa Gluck, the panel moderator for “Privacy and Identity in the Age of Facebook,” asked the audience “How many of you have a Facebook account?”The panelists at the event were Henry Jenkins, a USC professor of journalism, communications and cinematic arts; Whitney Phillips, a University of Oregon Ph.D. student; and Nathan Ruyle, an adjunct faculty member at California Institute of the Arts.Jenkins said Facebook has become part of our culture and allows people to connect with friends from middle and high school. The information people put on their Facebook can define who they are, the panelists said.“In the 1960s, people were disposable and there was no reason to build relationships,” Jenkins said.Social networking forces people to think about how they present themselves to others on the Internet, Jenkins said.Everything a person searches online remains on the cookies that store information on a person’s computer. Social networking sites can track one’s searches, according to Gluck, so marketers are now creating advertisements geared toward one’s specific interests.Facebook has become a “marketing utopia” because it is used for a person’s own publicity and functions like a private marketing campaign, Ruyle said.Some students said they were not aware that marketers and other individuals can collect information based on the websites a person visits.“I didn’t think about data mining,” said Rihao Gao, a junior majoring in political science. “It’s pretty scary.”Phillips suggested people try not to post things they don’t want their grandmothers stumbling upon.“People post things they shouldn’t,” she said. “It’s important to make deliberate choices about what they put online.”For instance, the “Asians in the Library” video posted on March 11 by Alexandra Wallace, a UCLA student, extended beyond her university and created negative press, according to Jenkins.“Why would she post that,” Phillips said. “I don’t understand why people choose to do what they do on the Internet.”Though Facebook has changed its layout and features, from privacy settings to personal information, several times since the site’s introduction in 2004, it remains up to the individual to determine what information they make available to others.“Facebook has responded to that and you can now change settings to show your status only to certain people,” Phillips said.Knowing this information, however, does not deter some students from posting personal information on their Facebooks.“There are so many people here who have pinpointed all the things that are wrong, but we are all still on Facebook and updating our statuses saying ‘I’m at a conference about Facebook,’” said America Hernandez, a freshman majoring in political science.
Freshman Ethan Happ’s decision to redshirt last year may have salvaged Wisconsin’s season this year.For the better part of this season, Happ’s name was chained to comparisons of previous Badger great, Frank Kaminsky. Every time Happ was mentioned, immediate comments loaded with similarities to last year’s national player of the year followed.But for Happ, living up to the expectations left by one of the greatest basketball players in school history would only prove half the battle during his first year on the court.Understanding the value of learning from — rather than competing against — eventual first round draft picks Sam Dekker and Kaminsky in last year’s campaign led Happ to redshirt his first season with the Badgers.“Going against Frank and Nigel [Hayes] and Sam every day in practice made my game jump a lot more than playing six to eight minutes [off the bench] would have,” Happ said in October before the season began.Men’s basketball: Happ’s emergence vital in Badgers’ midseason resurgenceThis was not the year the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball anticipated. The Badgers, who entered the season ranked No. Read…Under new head coach Greg Gard, Happ quickly began to blossom into the player that many fans had expected to see one day, but certainly not this soon into his career. The forward began to rattle off double-doubles night after night, finishing the season with yet another freshman school record by claiming 10 of these feats in one season.All of a sudden a team that had started conference play in shambles, losing four of its first five games, was turning into a legitimate contender after rolling to a seven-game win streak.After Happ’s game-winning layup against Michigan State, Wisconsin would finish the regular season with 11 wins and only two losses, both of which came against top-15 opponents on the road.Men’s basketball: Happ’s game-winning layup pushes Wisconsin over No. 4 Michigan StateIt was another game for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team and another down-to-the-wire finish, and for the first time in Read…Happ’s integral role in the team’s success did not go unnoticed nationally either. Despite competition against freshmen projected as first-round NBA draft picks, Happ’s 12.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game earned him the 2016 Big 10 Freshman of the Year award, becoming only the second player in school history to achieve this honor. He was named to the conference All-Defensive Team after leading the Big Ten in steals.Now with the team’s leading scorer junior forward Hayes uncertain about his future in Madison, Happ’s sophomore season could serve as a glimpse into the future success of University of Wisconsin’s men’s basketball for years to come.
It was quickly deleted less than an hour after it was posted.This picture WAS on Mayor Bowser’s Twitter page less than 30 minutes ago, but not anymore…Tomorrow is going to be nuts. #OnePursuit #HarperReturns @ABC7Sports pic.twitter.com/rO5sEO1D9l— Chip Brierre (@Chip_Brierre) April 1, 2019Harper already received a few boos in his Phillies debut in Philadelphia. He’ll likely receive more in front of disgruntled Nationals fans.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNThe 2015 National League MVP hit 34 home runs, with a .889 OPS and career-high 100 RBIs in his seventh season with the Nationals. Harper, 26, penned a whopping $330 million, 13 year deal with the Phillies in late February.He’s already making a statement in Philadelphia, hitting home runs in two consecutive games to help the team to a 3-0 record. Bryce Harper proabably won’t get a warm welcome in Washington D.C.Harper and the Phillies will face the Nationals on Tuesday in his first trip back to D.C. since his blockbuster trade. Before his arrival, the D.C. mayor tweeted a picture welcoming Harper back to the city. In the tweet, Harper was depicted as Revolutionary War-era traitor Benedict Arnold.