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Friday Scoop: Cofounder Criticism

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Facebook’s cofounder speaks his mind. (image: Pixabay)

The big story…

Facebook Faces Criticism — From Its Own Cofounder

Yesterday, Facebook’s cofounder Chris Hughes’ penned an op-ed in the New York Times saying “it’s time to break up with Facebook.” In the piece, Hughes talks a little bit about his role in the beginnings of the social network and his relationship to Mark Zuckerburg — and, more importantly, Zuckerburg’s relationship to Facebook, delving into the Zuck’s obsession with “domination.” Hughes cites the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, the spread of misinformation in the 2016 election, and Facebook’s takeover of Instagram and WhatsApp as turning points for the company and the country. He calls on the government to break up the Facebook monopoly and keep a closer watch on the company, because imposing large fines just isn’t cutting it.

In higher education…

Tuition Discount at Private Colleges Reaches 50%

According to a new study, tuition rates at private colleges and universities in the U.S. have reached an all time high discount rate of 50%. This trend comes as schools nationwide struggle to retain students, and private schools in particular struggle to stay afloat and avoid closure.

In music…

Nick Waterhouse Rocks out at Lincoln Hall

Touring across the country, there is a collection of retro misfits and oddballs, led by a 1960s’ preppy nerd strumming a black and brown 1962 Gibson. The seven-person band scattered from across the country is unmistakably old school, classy, and oh so talented. Read more in Adam Shay’s report for CMN.

Trending today…

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…Graduation

A snowy commencement ceremony quickly turned into a snow ball fight at University of Colorado Boulder.


Last but not least…

Headbanging on the Dancefloor: The Three Tremor’s Self-Titled Review

This week, I’m reviewing the Three Tremor’s self-titled debut, The Three Tremors. I had never heard of the band before, but found out it has not one, but three main vocalists: Tim “The Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage), and Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin (Jag Panzer). I know that Owens and Peck have a pretty wide vocal range, so this will be interesting to see how the vocalists mesh their lines. Read more in Kevin Ashley’s review for CMN.

Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Kevin AshleyAdam Shay, and the CMN Staff. Still wondering what was going on with that Starbucks cup sighting on GoT? Well other people are also wondering if the next episode is going to leak before air time like the last one didP.S. Was this newsletter forwarded by a friend? Subscribe here to get the Morning Scoop straight to your inbox every day.

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Grace Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Nonfiction Writing and Psychology. When she's not obsessively reading or writing about the news, you can probably find her eating too much pizza and watching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time.

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