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Gen Z humor is the new Dadaist movement

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Elise Sanders, Columnist

March 5, 2020

Many people before me have written articles concerning millennial and Gen Z humor, wondering what the hell is going on. Surreal, nonsensical memes are in vogue and, thanks to social media, are created and shared at a rapid-fire pace. Gen Z humor, with its absurdity, is seen by many internet anthropol...

WWIII isn’t going to happen, but you should still care

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

Elise Sanders, Columnist

February 2, 2020

After Qasem Soleimani, a powerful and influential Iranian general, was killed in Baghdad by an airstrike ordered by President Trump, millions took their anxieties to social media. Many feared a third World War would occur. Young Americans dreaded a draft. Any optimism for the new year crumbled befor...

Bring tissues for ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’

Illustration: Binta Loos-Diallo

Nathan Fisher

February 2, 2012

Friday night I wanted to see a movie that would make me laugh and forget about the looming work of the new semester. "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" was not that movie: it was horribly sad . . . but still worth seeing. "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" begins with the funeral of Thomas Schell ...

Community to commemorate 9/11

Shelly Le

September 8, 2011

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will hold a two-part event to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks this Sunday. The events will strive for religious understanding and reflection on 9/11 through an interfaith worship service and later a public forum. "Living in...

9/11 in hindsight

William Witwer

February 25, 2010

Historians are in a constant process of re-evaluation, a benefit that only comes with time (aka hindsight). When tragedies occur that reverberate throughout our whole nation, historians evaluate and re-evaluate their effects. Sept. 11 changed America in a profound, panic-inducing way. It started two...

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