Loving across long distances

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It’s fairly common in sitcoms to hear characters joke about the failure rate or pointlessness of a long distance relationship. The show How I Met Your Mother described them as “a lie teenagers tell each other to get laid the summer before college,” as well as “all talking and no… Read more »

People are not skittles

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Fairly recently, the son of Presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted his opinion on whether or not the U.S. should allow Syrian refugees into the country. In the tweet, he compared possible terrorists disguised as refugees as poisoned skittles in a bowl of non-poisoned ones, posing the question, “If there were… Read more »

Debating ethical meat consumption

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I remember watching Pulp Fiction with several of my friends late in the first semester of my freshman year. In a profanity- laden opening sequence, Samuel L. Jackson’s character asks to try a bite of the Big Kahuna Burger sitting on the table in front of him. Taking a bite,… Read more »

Tragedy harms all Americans

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As the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11th world trade center attacks has come and gone, we remember those who died and those who suffered great loss. More than 3,000 people died in the attacks and countless others felt the effects of the tragedy. For many, the attacks were a… Read more »

Underrepresentation in the media

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I’ve had many discussions over the past few years about the idea of female-led movies, especially female superhero movies. Most of these discussions have been between me and one or more male friends or relatives, and usually involve me saying that I’m glad that female-led movies are happening, and them… Read more »

Brit bands can be the best

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On Sat., April 9, I drove three hours to Columbus, Ohio for a concert. Playing at the show were The Kills, The Joy Formidable, BAIO, and Everything Everything. I had only heard of one of these groups, and had driven this entire way only to see the latter.  Everything Everything… Read more »

Drinking is still against the rules

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Recently, there was a “drinking party” broken up by campus police that involved members of Camarada and Dativus. Most of the students involved were seniors, but nonetheless, AU policy was broken. It’s almost the end of the year, and seniors are bound to be restless for the freedom outside of… Read more »

Why ‘Batman vs. Superman’ failed

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The most recent DC movie, “Batman vs. Superman: The Dawn of Justice,” expected by many to be a blockbuster hit, flopped in the box office. This movie had potential, with Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, a powerhouse of superheroes and the extensive monetary support of DC. So why did it… Read more »

Being positive about body positivity

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On April 1, Aerie, whose parent company is American Eagle Outfitters, released a photo campaign featuring men of diverse body types called “#AerieMAN.” This campaign was taken seriously and lauded by many on the internet as a positive campaign to include men of body types other than the usual super-fit… Read more »