Two oblivious students round the same corner from opposite directions. Both hunch over their smartphones, texting away furiously without any regard for the outside world. Their footsteps get closer and closer together, the clickity-clacks of their shoes echoing louder and louder on the ceramic tiles. Smash.
by Leah Budson
In 2009, 95 percent of music downloads were illegal, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, a statistic that seems believable considering that nearly all of my peers have illegally downloaded music.