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Students walk away from new art installation

I was really freaked out when I got an email from the college on March 25 telling me: “The Walkers Are Coming!” I’m not a huge fan of The Walking Dead, but I’ve seen and heard enough about the show to immediately think of zombies upon reading the rather urgent title of that email. 

Students walk away from new art installation

The art (or lack thereof) of the music biopic genre

Queen has been an important part of my musical library for as long as I can remember. Frontman Freddie Mercury has always held a cloud of ethereal and mysterious presence in my mind, and everytime I listen to A Night At The Opera, I listen with so much curiosity for the raw creativity that went into making an album that was so revolutionary for its time and has yet to be paralleled, even 44 years later. 

The art (or lack thereof) of the music biopic genre

The not-so-mysterious case of Jussie Smollet

Actor and LGBTQIA+ activist, Jussie Smollett, recently found himself in hot water when he became the forefront of national headlines. According to the New York Times, on Jan. 29, 2019, Smollett reported that he was assaulted by two men in all black. At the scene, Smollett claimed these men were shouting pro-“Make America Great Again” statements, coupled with racial and homophobic slurs. Along with verbally attacking Smollett, the men physically assaulted him by pouring a chemical substance on him and tying a rope around his neck. As the story came into the public’s eyes, many celebrities stood in solidarity with Smollett, as well as other minorities that are targets of this type of discrimination. 

The not-so-mysterious case of Jussie Smollet

To lockdown or not to lockdown — that was our question

As I left my room on Thursday, Feb. 21 to go downstairs for some breakfast, I saw helicopters flying close to campus, and could hear them saying things to the people below. I could not discern what they were saying, but it did not sound good. I was nervous and confused as to why Campus Safety had not sent anything if students were in danger. Still, I assumed I was fine and went on my merry way. Later on, as I was at the College Bookstore, I received a message from my friend saying that the school was supposed to be on lockdown and to stay indoors. 

To lockdown or not to lockdown — that was our question

Click-bait conspiracy , One YouTubers ploy to get more subscribers

When I first heard about the Shane Dawson conspiracy theories on YouTube, I was full of wonder and anticipation. I watched so many of his videos as a kid; from his vlogs to challenge videos, I always knew if I clicked on a Dawson video I would be entertained.

Click-bait conspiracy , One YouTubers ploy to get more subscribers

Love your loved ones this Valentines Day

Whether it is a clever costume for Halloween or the perfect set of presents for Hannukah, I love celebrating holidays to their fullest extent; Valentine’s Day is no exception. Whether I am with someone or not, I love to spread the love on Valentine’s Day. There are very few times when it is appropriate to bake heart-shaped sugar cookies and pass them out to all of your friends or dress up in all red with sparkling, cupid-shaped sunglasses and bright red lipstick. Without Valentine’s Day, I would have to do these things completely unprompted and that might be, well, weird.

Love your loved ones this Valentines Day

Keeping religion and politics at the dinner table

“Hey Jesse, what do you think about Trump?” Always looking to stir the pot, my grandpa stared down my future brother-in-law, looking to make this Thanksgiving a bit more lively. The dining room table was a perfect physical manifestation of the political spectrum. Down on the left-hand side sat my step sister, her fiancé, my cousin, and her husband; then the more moderate-leaning individuals, including my brother and his girlfriend, sat in a central area of the table; and finally on the right-hand wing of the table sat my grandparents, my mom, step dad, dad, and step mom. My parents are by no means overly conservative, but compared to my sister and cousin, who are radically liberal, there seemed to be an extreme divide.

Keeping religion and politics at the dinner table

Prolific has a new number

During the majority of the 1990s, an evil prowled the highways of Washington State. Gary Ridegway, known as the Green River Killer before he was caught, was picking up at-risk women and girls during his shifts as a truck driver, strangling them, and then dumping their bodies in the wilderness, only to come back and have intercourse with their corpses. The ’90s in Washington was a time for rebellion, punk music, and the rise of Nirvana, not the horror of discovering the bodies of young girls along the Green River, the dump site of Ridgeway’s first five victims. He had a tendency to prey on young girls, his youngest identified victim only 15 years-old. Her name was Debra Lorraine Estes. 

Prolific has a new number

Exception funding exceptionally cut

College represents a period of intellectual transformation, wherein burgeoning young adults transition from the burdens and anxieties of pubescence to those of an ever evolving, often unforgiving professional world. On-campus employment can make this transition a bit smoother for students fortunate enough to receive a financial aid work award — the trouble, for some, can be finding work without one.

Exception funding exceptionally cut

People of color come from all over the world

Recently, I’ve noticed a trend of people saying that Asian people are not “people of color” and should be considered “white.” I think this stems from the idea that some people view Asian people as the “model minority.” This is the idea that certain minorities, usually in reference to Asian-Americans, do better academically, socioeconomically, etc., than other minorities, and that other minorities should use them as a model to do better. 

People of color come from all over the world

Losing Your Right to Vote? It’s Easier Than You Think!

Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been sitting on the Supreme Court since Oct. 6,  and already we are beginning to see the effects of a politically-divided court. The Supreme Court of the United States has always strived to be a symbol of non-partisan law practice; their job is to uphold the legal ideals of this nation. However, we now see a very clear political divide on the bench, and this latest confirmation has tipped the scales in favor of a conservative court. 

Losing Your Right to Vote? It’s Easier Than You Think!