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Issues 2014: A quick look at topics in the news

  Our Issues page provides background and context on topics in the news. The links were curated by students in an Advanced Editing Class to help readers reach a better understanding of these issues....

College Costs: Scorecard offers resources for students, parents 0

College Costs: Scorecard offers resources for students, parents

A new study says child care is more expensive than the cost of college in 35 states. But that doesn’t make grappling with the cost of college any easier for most teenagers and their...

Privacy: It’s a challenge for public figures 0

Privacy: It’s a challenge for public figures

Defining who is a public figure is crucial in today’s battle The New York Times reports: There’s great debate over who is a public figure and what kind of privacy rights such figures have....

Privacy: U.S. actions raise concerns 0

Privacy: U.S. actions raise concerns

NSA in the spotlight amid criticisms The Huffington Post reports: “Until this summer, people didn’t know anything about the NSA,” said Amy Zegart, co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford...

Privacy: The debate knows no borders 0

Privacy: The debate knows no borders

What the Edward Snowden leak saga taught us Forbes reports: Ten quick facts on what the NSA has been doing, who its targets are and what the Black Budget is. Get the full story...

Privacy vs. technology: The pros and cons 0

Privacy vs. technology: The pros and cons

Video game console spies on you in the living room NBC News reports: Microsoft’s next-gen video game console Xbox One has kicked up more privacy concerns. The Xbox Kinect, which is sold with the...

Privacy: Media split on proposed shield law 0

Privacy: Media split on proposed shield law

Newspaper association supports bill to protect journalists, sources USAToday reports: “As recent events have clearly demonstrated, it is essential to protect both the freedom of the press and our national security through a balanced...

College costs: Expensive reality of higher education 0

College costs: Expensive reality of higher education

New tools aid students in comparing tuition costs, scholarship amounts Miami Herald: A new online app called College Abacus is helping college students compare the costs at universities they are considering attending. The app pulls...