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Suffocating free speech: safe spaces on college campuses

Suffocating free speech: safe spaces on college campuses

ANDREW KWA, GRAPHICS EDITOR

October 11, 2016


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“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” While this may have been our witty retort to the playground bully as children, many today would argue that words carry a significant and dangerous power. In fact, several colleges have taken action in fear of the frightening...

Bring me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses

VALERIE TRAPP, OPINIONS EDITOR

October 11, 2016


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“I was convinced the world knew only how to take, but I’m learning every single day that it still has something left to give.” Omar Prekazi sat in front of me on a cracked leather couch in Langschoss Refugee Camp in Lammersdorf, Germany—a clear cup of water balanced on his knee. I aske...

First day sleeping schedule

First day sleeping schedule

CARLIN BAUSCH, GRAPHIC ARTIST

September 14, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS, SHOWCASE

Streams of distraction

Streams of distraction

MELISSA PREGASEN, STAFF WRITER

September 7, 2016


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   “I cannot read that,” you lament. “It is longer than 140 characters and there is no CTRL F in books.” Our brains have been wired to glance at Instagram bio’s to know a person, skim Sparknote plot summaries to read a book, and read concise article titles to understand the gist of the ...

The power in doing nothing

The power in doing nothing

AMY SUKSERM, LAYOUT EDITOR

August 23, 2016


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   “Don’t just stand there! Do something!”   In a world where action is rewarded, we are convinced that being the bystander is never an option. Being the bystander has taken on a negative connotation.   There is an idea dubbed as the “Bystander Effect,” a social phenomeno...

Senses and senses’ ability…to impact modern advertizing

ALEXANDRA LIPTON, COPY EDITOR

August 23, 2016


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  Early on in his painting career, Picasso went through his famous “Blue Period,” during which all of his works were various tones of blue. The art was influenced by his depression, which itself is considered a “blue” sensation.   But, unlike Picasso, some people associate the color blue w...

Retail robots benefit the economy

Retail robots benefit the economy

MELISSA PREGASEN, STAFF WRITER

August 22, 2016


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   “Thank you for shopping with us.” The bright text blares at a customer sweeping the last of his groceries off the conveyor belt and into a plastic bag. A sigh, eye roll or pleased smile is thrown at the automated self checkout machine.    Self checkout machines have become ubiquitous  in most la...

  Making a millennial monster

LILY ISRAEL, SPORTS EDITOR

May 24, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS, Uncategorized

   You send a text to your friend. It has been delivered, but there is no reply. Your anxiety builds up as your lock screen remains empty. After five minutes of waiting for your reply to “Hello,” you come to the only possible conclusion: they are dead.    Humans want everything, and they want...

Much more than just a holiday

OLIVER TRAPP, OPINIONS EDITOR

March 10, 2016


Filed under Current Issue, EDITORIALS, OPINIONS

There is no greater feeling than waking up on a Monday morning and realizing that you have the day off. With the dreaded daily routine on hold, we have the freedom to stay a little (or a lot) longer in bed, letting the pulse of the weekend peacefully leave us. For the typical, busy student, a holiday...

Kim Jong Un: the small dictator who cried wolf

Kim Jong Un: the small dictator who cried wolf

VALERIE TRAPP, STAFF WRITER

March 10, 2016


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   Though North Korean legend has it that a double rainbow and a new shining star heralded the birth of Kim Jong Un as he rode in on clouds, the country itself is far from stellar. Plagued by poverty, repression of human rights and a tyrannical dictator, the inhabitants of Pyongyang live hungry and r...

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