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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Illustration by Hayden Garner.

To embrace or eradicate? Whitman’s hacky sack epidemic

Maura Kelly, Opinion Columnist April 27, 2023

Hacky sack circles are so hippie-dippy-liberal-artsy-granola-college it’s disgusting, and I’m a massive fan. I was vehemently opposed at first. You would not catch me making a fool of myself doing...

On friendship

Jordan Brant, Senior April 20, 2023

Writer’s note: This article was inspired by the important lessons and ideas that I gained from my former philosophy major advisor, Professor Tom Davis. He helped me grow as a person through his teaching. Why...

Throwback Thursday: that time you embarrassed yourself in middle school

Ian Lewis, absolutely anxiety-free April 20, 2023

Throwback!  If there’s one thing people always say, it’s that April’s all about nostalgia. There’s nothing quite like reminiscing on the past. Whether it’s cherished family memories or some...

Why are we so afraid of growing old?

Noelle Texidor, Opinion Columnist March 9, 2023

For most people, the thought of getting older can be daunting. When someone comes up to you and says, “I wish I was young again,” or, “Appreciate being young while you can — it doesn’t last forever,”...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

When climate anxiety hits the big screen

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor March 2, 2023

HBO's record-breaking adaptation of Naughty Dog and PlayStation’s game “The Last of Us” begins with a simple question designed to strike at the heart of a generation marked by climate anxiety and...

Study shows that everyone actually is judging you, specifically

Ian Lewis, not replaced by thirty garden gnomes November 3, 2022

After weeks of careful analysis, polling and investigative journalism, The Wire can now confirm that you, the reader of this article, are being judged by everybody. For years, you’ve been under the...

Coping with election anxiety

Ava Liponis, Columnist November 5, 2020

I’m not sure if you’ll be reading this article with a huge sigh of relief or a sinking feeling of grief. Many Americans describe 2020 as one of the worst years in recent memory. It features a global...

Feeling without judgment

Victoria Helmer, Columnist October 1, 2020

The point of this article is to try and convince you that your feelings are valid. There are lots of reasons to feel bad right now, and as much as you deserve to feel good, you also deserve to allow yourself...

Illustration by Claire Revere

The Pursuit of Authenticity

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist October 4, 2017

We humans crave the anxieties of the Savanna. To engage in a standoff with a hungry lion over an antelope carcass is a dream many of us secretly harbor. The rush of leading a life on the edge, where...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Self love comes first

Rina Cakrani, Columnist October 27, 2016

 Why is it so hard to love ourselves? One of the things that surprised and concerned me the most during the Gender & Sexuality Workshop was when more than half of people in Jewett (the biggest...

In Defense of Sadness

Alya Bohr, Columnist April 28, 2016
Accepting sadness adds poignancy to life, makes us more creative, and helps us find and discover ourselves.
Overcoming Anxiety Begins With Recognition

Overcoming Anxiety Begins With Recognition

Adam Heymann October 16, 2014
To do this, I have acknowledged that suffering awaits all of us in the form of death. Our personal mortalities and those that surround us ensure its role in the course of existence. I could be enjoying a gorgeous Pacific sunset as a coconut falls and bumps my life away, or punching a criminal vending machine before it crushes my hopes and dreams.
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