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Crowning the voice of the next generation

Crowning the voice of the next generation

April 25, 2018

On April 16, Kendrick Lamar  accomplished an amazing feat by winning the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Music for his April 2017 album, “DAMN.” This marks the first time the award has been given t...

Sean Hannity becomes the news

Sean Hannity becomes the news

April 22, 2018

Just when we thought the dark clouds surrounding President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen couldn’t get any more Stormy, it appears Fox News anchor Sean Hannity has stumbled into the crossfire...

Don’t memorialize your heroes

Don’t memorialize your heroes

April 18, 2018

The contentious debate over the legacies of historical figures continued this week as the movement to demolish controversial statues heard an argument from both sides. On Monday, a board in New York City voted to...

Sicker than fiction

Sicker than fiction

April 17, 2018

Let me start off by saying, unless you’re running a high temperature or you just lost a finger in woodshop — there’s no way in hell Student Health Services will write you a note to get out of class,...

Solving ‘The Problem with Apu’ really isn’t that hard

Solving ‘The Problem with Apu’ really isn’t that hard

April 15, 2018

After nearly 28 years on television, backlash is not new for “The Simpsons.” The most recent wave of it grew in response to a scene in the episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished.” The scene in questio...

A letter to Dwayne Johnson

A letter to Dwayne Johnson

April 11, 2018

Dear Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Though you may never read this I want to thank you for making your secret battle with depression public. I know it must’ve been difficult to publicly disclose yo...

As America changes we need to stop looking to the past for guidance

As America changes we need to stop looking to the past for guidance

April 10, 2018

I made a rookie mistake last week. As I sat at my kitchen table eating dinner, I absentmindedly went through the social media apps on my phone until I ended up on Facebook. Here I saw a post from a friend of a friend ...

U.S. retreat from Syria will carry disastrous implications

U.S. retreat from Syria will carry disastrous implications

April 8, 2018

For many American citizens, the seven-year-long civil war raging in Syria seems like a distant reality floating in the background of domestic affairs. As for myself, I find it difficult to ignore the injustices comm...