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Bridging the undergraduate-graduate gap

A few weekends ago, I found myself with a close group of 10 writers in the basement of my dear professor, Joe Weil. We ate food that was homemade and soul-warming, shared...


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Avoiding 'slactivism' in the time of Trump

One of the most prominent boycotts in recent weeks was directed toward Uber, as CEO Travis Kalanick joined President Donald Trump’s Economic and Policy Forum. The hashtag #DeleteUber went viral, causing people...


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The president's silver lining

On Nov. 8, 2016, I was a member of the group of infuriated Americans suffering from an extreme disappointment. As anything but a supporter of our new president, I didn’t envision any...


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Reaching refugees

In the early 1940s in Hungary, my grandmother and grandfather, then teenagers, were dating. By 1944, my grandfather had been sent to a forced labor camp and my grandmother to Auschwitz. They...


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Both positive and negative takeaways from Trump's early economic policies

It has been a busy first few weeks for President Donald Trump. As the executive orders have been rolled out and the tweets published, controversy has ignited over much of what Trump...


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Coming to our senses

There’s an epidemic rampaging throughout the world of heterosexuality, one that dates all the way back to Adam and Eve and exists just as prevalently today: orgasm inequality. According to a 2014...


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Make America bang again

With all the recent doom and gloom in the world, it’s hard to feel optimistic. I’ve already had two dreams in which I ate all of my birth control pills in desperation....


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The science behind sex

The quintessential stereotype of a college student is something like this: a penniless young adult experiencing lots of sleepless nights, whether at the library, out on the town or hooking up with...


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The lost art of patience

It’s 1:30 p.m. and students are rushing to grab lunch in the Marketplace before their next class. The register drawer won’t open and the line is not moving. Out of frustration, students...


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The unmentioned drawbacks of Turnitin

Many college students have had instructors who required them to submit their essays through a system called Turnitin. It has become such a norm that it is rare to find a student...


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Elevating evaluation

During the final day of classes last semester, I remember walking out of the classrooms of the Student Wing and Lecture Hall feeling disgruntled. While I had made it through another semester...


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How a new third party could enter the scene

The United States’ political landscape has been dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties for more than a century. Many U.S. citizens apathetically underestimate the prospect of alternative political parties. However, recent...