evanpowers

I'm Evan. A UMass-Amherst graduate in Journalism, I have a passion for writing and communicating, brainstorming ideas and strategies with consumers and the media, and just about anything social media-related. I still enjoy getting my news from a newspaper, but my favorite section is still the comics. And that's the best way to sum up my personality.

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Why Soccer Unites the World

The World Cup brings people together to share a common interest and celebrate the country they hail from. It’s a reason to shout your country’s name, belt out the National Anthem with pride, and take on, for one month, an “it’s us against the world” mentality.

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Hollywood’s highs and lows: Drug use in films

Filmmakers have thrown themselves right into the vortex of the national drug debate, and the use of drugs that appear in movies primarily targeted at Gen Y varies so greatly it makes you spin in circles until you think you’re on an acid trip.

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Same-Sex Relationships? That’s So Gay!

This article is part of the TNGG Sex Week series on Gen Y and sex. Read more from the series here. “I don’t even care about Proposition 8. It’s not like any of my relationships last that long anyway,” a … Continued

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Sticking It To The Big Man: The 3/50 Project

Not long ago, I was shopping and killing time while my younger brother was getting a haircut in my hometown of Northampton, MA. Another cold January afternoon in New England, I figured nothing but hot cup of coffee could fill … Continued

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Websites That Choose Function Over Design

I came upon TED.com accidentally. Searching for something entertaining in the cornfield maze that’s YouTube, I found a video about an MIT professor ‘s research and development of a technological sixth sense, a way to access information online using our … Continued

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Are You A Facebook Creeper?

We’re a generation molded to embrace online social networking. From e-mail to AIM to today’s overwhelming amount of social networking websites, we feed on the ability to connect with people online. At the center of it all is Facebook with … Continued

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I Watch TV With Your Mom

It’s prime time on a Tuesday night. I’m sitting with a few friends as we settle in for another episode of the hit reality series, NBC’s The Biggest Loser. With soft drinks and comfort snacks in hand, fittingly ironic while … Continued