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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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The imbalance of media coverage in times of war

Alanna Sherman, Columnist April 14, 2022

Content Warning: War, poverty, racial and gender-based violence  Since the start of the year, Ukraine has consistently experienced violent invasions and attacks, severely harming the country and killing...

US blocks UN’s no Nukes Vote by Bringing Nuke Along

Clara Wheeler, Assistant Chair April 13, 2017

The United Nations’ meeting in March about banning nuclear weapons grew heated as the United States refused to get rid of its nuclear weapons. Switzerland kept urging the United States to be reasonable...

Illustration by Claire Revere

United States Eagerly Awaits Slaughter of Planned Parenthood

Clara Wheeler, Cardboard Boxer January 28, 2017

With the defunding of Planned Parenthood coming closer and closer like the shark in Jaws, a lot of women across the country wait eagerly for the time that these services will cease to be affordable...

Illustration by Claire Revere

America can’t handle its drinks

Rina Cakrani, Columnist October 12, 2016

One of the things that has surprised me the most about college life in the US is the way many college students don’t know how to deal with alcohol. There is this particular attitude towards alcohol...

My friends and I out on a night on the town.

Keeping Up With My Trash TV Obsession

Aleida Fernandez March 10, 2014
People who know me, know I love trash TV. There is nothing like sitting down and watching an episode or two (or three) of "The Mindy Project," "The Bachelor/ette," or - my guiltiest obsession - "Dance Moms." Watching trash TV is my way of winding down after a long day. I can completely tune out everything for 30 minutes and let the story take me away. Before I went abroad, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to keep up with all my television and I'll admit that I wasn't sure I was ready for a four-month hiatus. How would I know if Mindy and the lawyer finally got together? Would Juan Pablo be able to break through the language barrier to ask the ladies to "accept this rose?" Will Abby Lee Miller replace her team for the umpteenth time? I was sure the withdrawal would be too much to handle.
Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Bill Landefeld October 31, 2013
Do you ever think about what you would say if a BBC news anchor interviewed you? Would you take the opportunity to talk about why you never vote, the growing income gap around the world, your former drug addiction and how lovely your interviewer's beard looks? Or would you simply answer the questions you were asked with full cooperation. I think I would choose the latter option. Then again, I am not Russell Brand.
Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Jade Blake-Whitney September 24, 2013

Should the United States use air strikes against the Syrian Government?  Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they think about the US government using air strikes against...

Killing Them Softly Kills Audience Interest

‘Killing Them Softly’ Kills Audience Interest

Nathan Fisher December 6, 2012
Nathan Fisher finds that even an all-star cast can't save "Killing Them Softly," an uneven, slow-paced crime drama starring Brad Pitt.
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