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Signalling Through Stickers

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor April 19, 2018

Sitting in a classroom, I can almost guarantee that at least one person there will have some brightly emblazoned logo on their water bottle, computer or backpack, maybe with the words ‘Patagonia,’...

Don’t Stay True to Yourself

Harry Kelso, Columnist October 22, 2017

Maybe you shouldn’t be true to who you are. When someone says you’re wonderful the way you are or to never change, it sounds uplifting. It’s a confirmation that someone finds us valuable, that we’re...

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...

The Upsides of Being Sick

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist February 4, 2016

The air smells medicinal and stale. To your left lies a pile of crumpled tissues. To your right, a half-empty bottle of Dayquil and a mug of cold tea you wish someone could reheat. At your feet festers...

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