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The Cheapeast Generation: the Millennials

This article is from The Atlantic, written by Derek Thompson and Jordan Weismann. It discusses the millennial’s place in this consumerism driven worlds. Editorial Fact Check Response Claim1: The fact is, today’s young people simply don’t drive like their predecessors did. Evidence1: “In … Continue reading

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“Relax, the millennials will do just fine” Fact Check

Relax, the millennials will do just fine http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/20160610/editorial-relax-millennials-will-do-just-fine Posted Jun 10, 2016 at 9:42 AM Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 9:43 AM Remember how annoying previous generations thought the baby boomers were? Now consider this: Millennials have surpassed baby boomers to become the country’s largest living generation, according to the Pew … Continue reading

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It’s hard to fact check when the editorial includes no facts…

These kids today: The millennials will inherit the Earth. We’ll all be fine. (If hyperlink fails, direct link at bottom) The article is an editorial describing the modern opinion on the millennial generation, and how the world perceives the generation … Continue reading

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The Stagnant Generation?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunday/the-go-nowhere-generation.html “The Go-Nowhere Generation” is an opinion piece by The New York Times, and it was published in the Sunday Review section on March 10th, 2012 by Todd Buchholz and Victoria Buchholz. The authors’ main argument is that the current … Continue reading

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Do Millennials Care Too Much About What People Call Them?

Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/opinion/will-the-left-survive-the-millennials.html?_r=0 Summary: Millennials are leaning more towards the conservative side of issues. The rules of being a liberal have changed from what they were in the 60s and 70s into a tyranical force that is pushing millennials towards the conservative … Continue reading

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Racism without Racist

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/millenials-race-115909?paginate=false Claim: “Unfortunately, closer examination of the data suggests that millennials aren’t racially tolerant, they’re racially apathetic: They simply ignore structural racism rather than try to fix it.” Evidence: – “Millennials are shown to be no more progressive than older … Continue reading

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What a Weird Thing: A Millennial is Reading and Working

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/26/technology/corporate-america-chases-the-mythical-millennial.html?_r=1&register=google   When I typed “interesting articles about millennials” in Google, the first statement I read is the initial claim stated below. I needed to correct this article. How could the author be wrong just at the beginning?   Claim … Continue reading

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A Painful Series of Generalizations

Rosen’s editorial, “Millennials are not so special,” argues that millennials are nothing more than overly sensitive, self-absorbed, children who will never grow up. To that I say: where is your evidence sir? As you will see in the remainder of … Continue reading

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How technology in schools is affecting kids today

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/my-students-dont-know-how-to-have-a-conversation/360993/ The article, “My Students Don’t Know How to Have a Conversation,” by Paul Barnwell is about how he believes that students today are unable to communicate in person due to the overuse of technology at home and in schools. … Continue reading

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Millennials Gone Crazy

Link to article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/20/fashion/millennials-mic-workplace.html *********Claims 1-7 have specific evidence. Claim 1: “But running an office made up exclusively of millennials, it turns out, is not without its snags.” Evidence: His philosophy was tested when Mr. Pavelski, Mic’s director of programming, requested … Continue reading

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