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“Cancel Culture” and the marketplace of identity

Michael Conlin-Elsen, Columnist April 29, 2021

Cancel culture is a tiresome topic. The media has beaten it to death, and so much of the discussion comes from right-wing pundits who want to play the victim. Usually, cancel culture is an extension of...

Inside the Ticketmaster Hack: Why your Ed Sheeran tickets are immoral

Rachel Husband, ex-Sheerio, loyal Directioner March 25, 2021

This is not a humor piece. Everything in this article is completely factual and really happened. Not only is this account true, but conscious concert-goers everywhere must be informed about the unethicality...

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Drawing the line: Replacing cancel culture with compassion

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist March 4, 2021

When I first saw the TED Talk by Betty Hart on canceling “cancel culture” I was curious how that could be possible. Betty argued for replacing cancel culture with compassion. She describes the act...

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