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“The Theory of Everything” recreates Stephen Hawking’s battle with ALS

blogs

November 24, 2014

Smart, sweet and simple, The Theory of Everything captures the poignancy of famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking’s inspiring story without appearing mawkish or melodramatic. The Theory of Everything portrays Hawking during his descent from the peak of his health to a physically weak and dependent state...

Forget about the money: Value raising awareness for causes that matter to us over extravagant donations

perspectives

November 14, 2014

On Oct. 14, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Facebook that he donated $25 million to help fight Ebola. The reactions that ensued were largely focused on the large sum of money and thus what an incredible man Zuckerberg must be. While the money undoubtedly helps and Zuckerberg is very respectable, we should...

Forget about the money: Why we should value raising awareness for causes that matter to us over extravagant donations

perspectives

November 14, 2014

On Oct. 14, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Facebook that he donated $25 million to help fight Ebola. The reactions that ensued were largely focused on the large sum of money and thus what an incredible man Zuckerberg must be. While the money undoubtedly helps and Zuckerberg is very respectable, we should...

#ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE TRICKLES THROUGH CARMEL

#ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE TRICKLES THROUGH CARMEL

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September 11, 2014

The ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) ice bucket challenge has hit the internet by storm. Celebrities, political parties and even Carmel’s own have been nominated to participate. According to the ALS Association (ALSA), ALS strikes as many as 30,000 Americans nationwide.      The disease is “a...

Social media spurs a new form of activism

Social media spurs a new form of activism

News

September 11, 2014

She had just completed the ALS  (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge, where participants either douse themselves in ice water or donate to the ALS Association. Activism for a particular cause through social media has become the newest way for charities and organizations to market the...

Cold Truths. Philanthropy’s consequences and the questions charity raises.

Cold Truths. Philanthropy's consequences and the questions charity raises.

perspectives

September 11, 2014

The icy water envelops me and I gasp. Millions before me have already taken that same plunge. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the most recent in a long line of social media activism campaigns. However, as a movement that has raised a significant amount of money and awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral ...