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Taylor Rapalyea Correspondent

An active news junkie and multimedia reporter, Taylor Rapalyea prefers black coffee, diners, and the curmudgeonly. She loves dogs, unhealthy food, and Alfred Hitchcock. Rapalyea has previously reported on politics, business, and entertainment.

Stories by Taylor Rapalyea

Human Rights
Harvard’s New Sexual Assault Policy: Does it Go Far Enough?
Human Rights

Last March, the Harvard Crimson published an anonymous letter that detailed a devastating sexual assault by a student, on a student, and the aftermath that followed. “Dear Harvard: You Win,” stands as a terrifying example of how rape cases go mishandled, even at our most prestigious universities, when their definition of sexual assault is unduly narrow. More

Meet Your Gubernatorial Candidates: Joseph Avellone

Party: Democrat

Background: We have another doctor in the house: Avellone was a surgeon for years before going over to the healthcare side of things. He’s currently the Corporate Senior Vice President at PAREXEL International, a global bio-pharmaceutical research company.

Trivia: Watch out – Avellone played rugby while at Dartmouth. Photo evidence could not be found. Did we mention rugby is essentially more complicated football without helmets?


Dealbreaker tweets: How to lose your job in 140 characters or less

Logan Smith sees the worst of the worst on Twitter. He is the mind behind @YesYoureRacist, a Twitter feed that retweets any post that begins with, “I’m not racist, but…” and is guaranteed to end with something extraordinarily offensive.

Smith doesn’t take the time to follow up with his contributors’ places of work, but he has seen some people lose their jobs after gaining exposure for their hateful biases. More