Author: Caroline Roughneen

The World’s First Human Head Transplant: ​Fountain of Youth or Scientific Abuse?
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The World’s First Human Head Transplant: ​Fountain of Youth or Scientific Abuse?

This upcoming December, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero plans to achieve the impossible. The doctor recently revealed plans to undertake a feat so dangerous and unpredictable that it has never been attempted before in the history of mankind. Canavero will pioneer the world’s first ever human head transplant, an extensive 36 hour […]

Fame, Blame, and Body Shame: France Takes a Stance Against “Thinspiration”
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Fame, Blame, and Body Shame: France Takes a Stance Against “Thinspiration”

The hashtag #thin not only generates over 1.6 million images on Instagram, but also comes with a content advisory warning, cautioning viewers that some of the images contain “graphic content” that could serve as a trigger for an eating disorder. “Thinspiration” is more than an internet hashtag. Although the term […]

How to Restrain in a Public Domain: A Facebook Exposé
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How to Restrain in a Public Domain: A Facebook Exposé

Scrolling through the Boston College Class of 2019 Facebook group evokes nostalgia for the second semester of my senior year of high school. As colleges start sending out regular-decision acceptance letters (and rejections) in mid-March, many high school seniors turn to Facebook to befriend (and undoubtedly creep on) their potential […]