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Problems Arise with Kanye West’s Ego

Problems Arise with Kanye West's Ego

Quin Nelson

October 23, 2013

My seventh-grade self will always defend Kanye West. His Late Registration was the first album on my first iPod, and I have stuck with the guy ever since. While he still creates brilliant music, West's role in the public conscience has gone from gifted artist to ridiculous diva, and the shame is that we don't recogniz...

Swiftly Redefining Notion of Sex Symbol

Swiftly Redefining Notion of Sex Symbol

Tristan Gavin

October 3, 2013

  Taylor Swift has taken the sex out of a public love life by turning her relationships into albums, but there is a problematic icon that is much more problematic than her "girl next door" image suggests. While it is refreshing to have a young woman in pop culture that isn't famous because of ho...

Worst breakup ”¦ like ever

Illustration by Emily Jones

Tristan Gavin

September 20, 2012

Last week bore witness to the end of a young relationship. Ryan Chow from 4-West recently cut off ties with his Andersonian girlfriend, Natalie Saneski, because they reportedly "weren't ready for a long-distance relationship." The couple, who met at the ‘80s dance, dated close to two weeks before...

Production night liveblog

Photo update (3/1/12 9:30 p.m.)

Cara Lowry

March 2, 2012

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 6 (taking place the evening of Feb. 29/early morning of March 1) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer's Managing Editor. 4:49 p.m. Arrive in Pio office. Check email: Thirteen new messages, eight from Editor-in-Chief Tricia Vanderbilt. Respond...

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