I log onto NYtimes.com and the main image immediately caught my eye–a dude stroking a J with an unusual backdrop–a humble home in a small farm inItaly. I was about to click into the story when I see a header below the photo that was more attention-grabbing:
So I click and read this sad tale of 19 year old Rutger student committing suicide after being surreptitiously broadcast live on the net by a roommate via webcam doing some very private things. The roommate even cracked jokes on twitter.
What’s alarming are the comments: many, including a Rutger professor, claim the school’s students are notoriously immature, and the fact that a project named “Project Civility”–a program aimed to teach respect and compassion– is telling.
So yeah, life isn’t all roses for some, and for today, this story is bigger than a story of an Italian kid who loved the game.