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Ten students had their acceptances revoked from Harvard, and teens everywhere learned that secret doesn’t necessarily mean secret.
Harvard has rescinded its acceptances for a small group of students who participated in a secret Facebook group full of racist, sexist, homophobic, and downright disgusting memes. Parents everywhere sent the news articles to their teens as a warning, but will kids listen? We dive into an article in the New York Times that explores the secret Facebook lives of teens.
Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for At Least Ten Students for Obscene Memes, by Hannah Natanson – The Harvard Crimson
The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers, by Ana Homayoun – The New York Times
Racially-Charged Messages Spark Controversy in Admitted Students Group Chat, by Jalin P. Cunningham and Ignacio Sabate – The Harvard Crimson
House Passes Bill That Could Have Teens Facing 15 Years For Trying To Sext, by Janet Burns – Forbes
13 Times Sesame Street Parodies Completely Nailed It, by Ali Velez – Buzzfeed
Working Mom Makes Awesome Edits To Daughter’s Sexist Homework, by Caroline Bologna – Huffington Post
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