Category: Patrice Oppliger

Rockport High School bans yoga pants

February 9th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Patrice Oppliger, WFXT 0 comments

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Rockport High School bans yoga pants because they are not part of the dress code…

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Mainstreaming of mean: Our age of nastiness, deceit and malice

November 15th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Patrice Oppliger, Toronto Star 0 comments

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Two nurses are fighting on my TV…

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“I feel like it used to be if one of our friends fell down, we’d wait to see if they were OK before we laughed. I feel like we just laugh now.”

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How to counter online bullies

October 30th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Patrice Oppliger 0 comments

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In middle and high school in Mauldin, South Carolina, Simpson was an early adopter of AOL Instant Messenger and other chat programs, and she used them to needle and taunt her friends and classmates…

Expert quote:

“I left the movie wanting to be a mean girl. Everybody was mean to each other. And there was this sort of fake resolution at the end, where the next group of ‘plastics’ came in. So this is going to be a never-ending circle.”

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Men finding new hobbies to help relax, socialize

February 4th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Patrice Oppliger 0 comments

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On a recent Tuesday afternoon, following a morning of throwing elbows and running suicide sprints, professional soccer players Matt Reis, Kelyn Rowe, and Chris Tierney left their field with plans to, as Reis put it, “go unwind.”…

Expert quote:

“Since men are marrying later, they tend to like hobbies and organizations that either include women or have the potential to lead them to women.”

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