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Becky Hayes
Becky Hayes is a junior at the University of Vermont and a journalist with published clips from USA TODAY, The Patriot Ledger and The Vermont Cynic. She is news editor of the Vermont Cynic, a student-run newspaper recognized as one of the best newspapers in the country by the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award in 2011. In the summer of 2012, Becky was a collegiate correspondent for USA TODAY College and wrote weekly online articles. She was also a news intern for the Patriot Ledger, a daily paper with a circulation of 55,000 printed in Quincy, Mass. Becky likes to write, travel and consume the media.

Entries by Becky Hayes

Mozilla's Anti-Gay CEO Hastily Resigns Amid Controversy

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 2:48 PM

Just weeks after the announcement was made, newly named Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned from his post amid impassioned outcries from the LGBT community and its allies. The controversy began when news spread that Eich had contributed money in 2008 to the California initiative attempting to ban same-sex...

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Mozilla Hires Anti-Gay CEO

(44) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 7:46 PM

Earlier this week Brendan Eich, the co-founder of the Mozilla Foundation and creator of the JavaScript language, was named the new CEO of the company. Back in 2008, Eich personally donated $1,000 in support of California's Prop 8, which sought to ban same-sex marriage in the state.

So now the...

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24-hour News Coverage: A Waste of Everybody's Time

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 5:52 PM

After following the 2012 presidential elections for the past three months, I have noticed how the media covers politics -- and I am not exactly liking what I am seeing.

The 24-hour coverage of politics has become a staple in our everyday lives. People can turn on the TV at...

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Prioritizing Truth in Presidential Debates

(3) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 4:50 PM

Instead of worrying about the economy, health care and other life-changing issues, the American people are trying to decipher between facts and lies.

In a world where information is a mouse click away, why is the truth so hard to discern from the words of our country's leaders?

The presidential...

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Spongebob Reminds College Graduates of Their Childhood

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 6:41 PM

For a generation of students, the little sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea represents childhood dreams and optimism for the future.

Spongebob Squarepants reminded students at the University of Vermont of these life lessons right before they were handed their tickets into adulthood -- college diplomas.


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Students Just Not as Active as They Used to Be

(3) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 1:30 PM

Recently, there has been a lack of interest in activism on college campuses. Students just don't seem to care as much as they used to.

So many students are burdened with busy schedules and other worries, it comes as no surprise that they have not been...

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