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Using social media for news

Jake Keeley

April 5, 2017

In a world where my financial situation, or lack thereof, restricts my ability to consume regularly scheduled television programs, I, like many others, must resort to alternative methods to get news. News in this sense contains...

There are not two types of people

Claire Fisher

March 15, 2017

Type A or type B, introvert or extrovert, optimist or pessimist: we have a tendency to classify ourselves into two groups of people. One or the other. These classifications help us gain insights into who we are and who we ar...

Learning from tragedy

Danielle Zukowski

March 13, 2017

As I cook, every now and then I stop to take notes to an audiobook playing, in the background entitled Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Harriet Jacob’s recounting of a seven-year-confinement in an attic and an unfulfilled dr...

Professor feedback on essays is essential

Danielle Zukowski

February 26, 2017

For a moment after turning in an essay, I feel relieved. As I leave class, though, the anxiety begins again. I prepare myself to play the waiting game. That span in between the deadline and the grade always feels so long. As mu...

Making the decision to study abroad

Kelly Smith

February 12, 2017

What is it about studying abroad that so many people find appealing? Is it the chance to travel and see other cultures? Is it being able to relate to the people of other cultures? Or is it just needing a break from the same ev...

Breaking down Super Bowl 50’s cities: Boston or Atlanta?

Jake Keeley

February 1, 2017

The problem with there being an extra week off before the biggest game of the year for the most popular sport in America lies not in the fact that the team with the coaching staff who is able to game plan more effectively has an...

Language should evolve as society does

Danielle Zukowski

January 29, 2017

My Anthropology of Language class was presented this discussion prompt in the early days of the semester. We were asked what we use versus what's most grammatical. Being a linguistics lover and a huge fan of singular ‘they,’ I ...

Shoot your shot

Jake Keeley

January 25, 2017

Headline: Shoot your shotSubhead: Seize every opportunity that comes your wayBy: Jake [email protected] basketball speak, anyone labeled a shooter is accurate when putting the ball in the basket from distance. I...

Understanding sexuality

Danielle Zukowski

January 22, 2017

I am a bisexual. All this means is I am attracted to two genders. This doesn’t mean I’m greedy or that my eye is wandering any more than a hetero or homosexual person. Bisexuals aren’t polygamous either; I mean they can be...

Redefining resolutions

Danielle Zukowski

January 15, 2017

New Years Resolutions present a beautiful opportunity to reflect and reinvent oneself. As an idealist, I quite appreciate ambitions to create a new you in the new wear. Of course, these resolutions often fall short. Early January th...

New semester resolutions

Kelly Smith

January 8, 2017

After a relaxing three weeks away from the cares of school work and busy schedules, the time has come for it all to start up again. A new schedule, new classes, new professors perhaps, just new everything. I remember ho...

Categorizing the components of a Christmas movie

Jake Keeley

December 11, 2016

Each December brings the release of any given network’s 25 Days of Christmas special, during which a different Christmas movie is shown each day. There are movies you expect to see on the schedule such as "The Year Without a ...

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