On November 2, 2014, Mount Saint Joseph University opened its women’s basketball season against Hiram College with a 66-55 victory. But the score was not the highlight of the game; it was Lauren Hill’s appearance on the court.
Hill loved basketball and was signed to play at Mount Saint Joseph University starting in the fall of 2014. Unfortunately, the journey was not going to be as smooth as it seemed.
Hill decided to go to the doctor after feeling dizzy and feeling a loss of coordination. She was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. DIPG is not what one thinks of when they hear the word cancer. It is not a mass or a tumor; it is a cancer with roots at the base of her brain stem with growing tentacles weaving throughout her nerves.
With new innovations and advances in technology taking place constantly, it is easy to chalk them up to just another part of the continuum of life. It is frequently overlooked that these aspects are playing a vital role in the world around us. This includes an important piece, which is how technology changes the way news is being created and how people are receiving their news.
A new terrifying and destructive terrorist group has taken social media by storm. ISIS, or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is utilizing every form of social media in order to send out their message and recruit members.