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Old Yesterday, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Yet another sad and tragic ending to a promising young life and all because of a foolish dare. It seems that every year some tragedy like this happens at some college campus in our nation and yet some kids will never learn before it is too late.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/14/us/fo...all/index.html
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Old Yesterday, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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I hate to say it, as I am very much part of the generation that embraces social media, but I feel like a lot of these idiotic moves would be avoided if it weren't for those platforms. Sure, teenagers and young adults always did stupid -- and sometimes deadly -- things like this, but given the fact that now, everything MUST be shared online to garner "views" and "likes," I'm sure these are much more common than they were before.
Similar to daredevils snapping pictures/videos of themselves hanging off of skyscraper ledges, climbing construction cranes, etc.

Sad...
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Old Yesterday, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Originally Posted by Arcenal352 View Post
I hate to say it, as I am very much part of the generation that embraces social media, but I feel like a lot of these idiotic moves would be avoided if it weren't for those platforms. Sure, teenagers and young adults always did stupid -- and sometimes deadly -- things like this, but given the fact that now, everything MUST be shared online to garner "views" and "likes," I'm sure these are much more common than they were before.
Similar to daredevils snapping pictures/videos of themselves hanging off of skyscraper ledges, climbing construction cranes, etc.

Sad...


Thinking the exact same thing....


wake up kids, your efforts for a perfect pic can KILL you!
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Old Today, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Truths of a Forbidden Tower Revealed
March 20, 2013

Tucked inside of a gothic granite building is a doorway. It is usually locked. But once in a while, it is slightly ajar, revealing a steep set of stairs leading to darkness. Do you enter? Is it worth the risk?
This air of mystery surrounding the access to Keating Hall’s clock tower is part of what makes it so alluring for students.
“I think a large part of the reason people want to do this so badly is that the school doesn’t allow it,” Patrick Burke, FCRH ’14, said. “I don’t know if it’s true, but I’ve heard rumors that if you’re caught going up to the tower, you’re expelled. The thrill of danger is definitely a huge allure to going up. I would say the other two reasons for going up are the amazing view of the entire campus from up there and the ability to brag about doing it.”
Regardless of rules and an arduous ascent, climbing to the Keating clock tower tops the bucket list of many Fordham students. While several accounts of the climb rival ghost stories and mysteries, the overall assessment is that the experience is worth the risk.
Truths of a Forbidden Tower Revealed – The Fordham Ram
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Old Today, 05:03 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Thinking the exact same thing....


wake up kids, your efforts for a perfect pic can KILL you!
But don't you know, when you're immortal, nothing can harm you. To believe otherwise requires a degree of maturity and common sense that many teens & twenty-somethings just don't have. Unfortunately, some never reach that goal.

Very sad.
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