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Review: “Isle of Dogs” is Beautiful but Disappointing

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter May 3, 2018

Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” is a visual spectacle that never quite escapes the stereotypes of a large-budget Hollywood release. Set in a near-future Japan, an authoritarian leader banishes all...

American Tourism in Mexico

American Tourism in Mexico

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor March 29, 2018

In contrast with our President, who built his campaign on building a wall, and making disparaging remarks about mexicans being ‘drug dealers, criminals, and rapists,’ thousands of American tourists,...

Paul Ryan’s search for love

Clara Wheeler, Pirate Administrative Professional April 2, 2017

Paul Ryan (B-KN) has always looked like he is trying to hold back tears of disappointment, but in recent weeks, his expression betrays the great heartbreak hiding behind a thin façade. “I really thought...

Missed opportunities for American Libertarians

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist October 5, 2016

Much of the public discourse in this election suggests that Republicans have suffered the most in this election cycle. Their reputation as the “responsible” party has been vandalized both domestically...

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The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

Rina Cakrani, Columnist September 29, 2016

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly and the right to petition. Recent events suggest that there might be some ‘exclusion’ to these rights when the views...

Reactions to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Detract from Bigger Issue

Ben Shoemake, Columnist April 21, 2016
What interests me most, though, aren't the particularities of the bill or the conversations surrounding it, but the complete and total lack of perspective surrounding trans rights in general, which these recent events have served to make apparent.

Brian Concannon Reveals American Injustices

Katy Wills, Columnist February 4, 2016

Brian Concannon is not what I expected him to be. I envisioned the most prominent U.S. lawyer for human rights in Haiti to be big and loud and oozing with self importance. I expected someone who schmoozes–or...

Take the Self-Driving Car with a Grain of Salt

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist November 12, 2015
Americans would suffer in forgetting the value that exists in driving oneself not to get somewhere, but merely for the sake of the journey.

In Opposition to Beats Radio

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist October 28, 2015
We need to stop forcing American products, the English language, and US culture onto the rest of the world, and start creating new technologies that allow us to better hear what is being said in response.

Sports are the new religion for many Americans

Zan McPherson February 5, 2015

Immediately upon the Seahawks' glorious and absurdly lucky win against the Green Bay Packers a few weeks ago, I called my twin brother in Seattle only to hear an ear-assaulting flood of laughing and screaming...

In the Mood for American

Ari Appel November 2, 2014

What is American cuisine? Hamburgers, apple pie and barbecue are distinctly American. But many other foods that Americans eat, we do not call American. Pizza, for example, is Italian, despite being widely...

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Bill Landefeld October 31, 2013

Do you ever think about what you would say if a BBC news anchor interviewed you? Would you take the opportunity to talk about why you never vote, the growing income gap around the world, your former...

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