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Trump’s Climate Change Challenge

Illustration by Catalina Burch

Jack Fleming, Columnist

September 10, 2017

American political leaders are typically swept into office on a tidal wave of partisan fervor driven by their own campaign rhetoric. This was especially true in the 2016 election; the partisan lines drawn during the rancorous and divisive campaign season were impossible to ignore. But after the dust s...

An American in Paris: Searching for a National Identity

Karah Kemmerly

November 2, 2012

Hallo! Or if you prefer, bonjour! I recently got back from a short, but lovely trip to Paris. My friends and I saw plenty of typical Parisian sights, like Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. We ate soufflés and baguettes and rode the Métro and wandered around in book stores. And we reveled...

Lazy writing leads to forgettable ‘Words’

Illustration by Erika Zinser

Nathan Fisher

September 13, 2012

After a long week with, go figure, lots of homework, I welcomed the escape to my "job" at the movies. Like last week, none of the options grabbed me, so I succumbed to seeing "The Words," a story-within-a-story, within another story or two. Unfortunately, all the stories sucked. "The Words" opens with Clay Hammond (Dennis Quaid) reading his new book to an adoring audienc...

A Parisian Interlude…

Shakespeare and Company

Dana Thompson

June 17, 2012

Okay, to be completely honest, I haven't finished any books since my last post. I sincerely apologize. What kind of book blogger am I? I did start reading "A Tale of Two Cities" and promptly had a dream that I met Charles Dickens (he was fatter than I had thought) and had him sign my copy of "Cities" plus two boo...

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