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How Gabriel Garcia Marquez Stole My Novel Idea

In English class, we’re currently reading Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The novel’s plot revolves around the death of a man named Santiago Nasar, and how nobody in his town did anything to prevent his demise, even though they all knew it was going to happen and had a multitude of chances to stop it. 677 more words


Social Media and the Bystander Effect

Imagine you’re witnessing something newsworthy like a fight or a burning building. What would be your first instinct? To help, to call the authorities, or to pull out your camera phone to record the event? 476 more words

The Kitty Genovese Case 50 Years Later

Today is the 50th anniversary of the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens, New York. This was a crime that shocked and outraged America and the world, and still horrifies and fascinates people to this day. 2,871 more words


8. Be More Than A Bystander

I can’t really explain why, but the bystander effect really intrigues me. I think it’s because the first time I heard about this phenomenon (second-year social psychology) I was… 779 more words

The Murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964

It has been 50 years since the murder of Kitty Genovese in Kew Gardens, Queens and the furor over the inaction of those who lived around her.