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The Problems with Prescriptivism

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

April 20, 2017

How many voices do you have? Assuming you’re a student, you’ve probably got the budding scholar’s voice, the one with terms like “isomorphic” and “contingent” strung together into highly ornate—and notably “like”-less—sentences. Maybe you’re also an athlete, in which case you’ve...

“Chi-Raq”: An Amusing Look at a Serious Topic

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

For a film that begins by presenting a damning social statistic-more Americans have been killed in Chicago in the last decade than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined-Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" is curiously, but not pointlessly, lighthearted.

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Illustration by Kelsey Lund

Gladys Gitau

February 27, 2013

In light of recent mass shootings, it seems as if America is really adamant on preventing the slaughter of innocent lives. No one wants to see the horrific stories of young children dying on their morning news. Except young innocent children have been dying and continue to die even as we "recover" from Sandy ...

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