Opinion: I promise I won’t do drugs, so please stop giving me nightmares

Jessica Brown, Staff Writer

April 8, 2015

I click on the trailer for the “Theory of Everything,” a movie about physicist Stephen Hawking, which seems like a relatively harmless video on YouTube. A yellow bar shows at the bottom of the screen. An advertisement. The...

Opinion: Not all insults are created equally

Aria DiMartino, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015

Imagine this: it’s a beautiful sunny day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you are relaxing by the pool. You look up from your book and see that there are two people in the pool treading water. One of them has...

Opinion: College application fees: A debt sentence

Isabella Blair, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

Forty-one dollars can buy a cute outfit for a student’s first day at college. It can pay for two pizzas, including tax. Ninety dollars can pay for a student’s groceries for their first week as an independent adult. But paying...

Opinion: Remembering trans lives lost so far in 2015

Aria DiMartino, Staff Writer

March 6, 2015

While liberal gay rights advocates celebrate the recent marriage equality victories in states like Nebraska and Florida, another much more deadly battle is being fought without a fraction of the media attention. Just two months...

Opinion: Racism rages on

Angela Schmitt, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

Can you imagine a society where someone can walk down the street without fear of being discriminated because of his/her ethnicity? That was the dream of many civil rights activists, such as Martin Luther King Jr. Sadly, though,...

Opinion: Kanye West: by the people, for the people

Sarah Armstrong, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

Whether you know him as Ye, Yeezy, Yeezus, The Louis Vuitton Don, South Park's favorite rapper to bash on, or simply another celebrity shmuck, Kanye West maintains one of the most loaded names in the music industry, with a strong...

Opinion: ‘That’s not even punk!’: Moving past genre barriers

Owen Meadows, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015

Those who know me can easily tell you that I have an undying love for rock music. It has been a part of me since I first bought Green Day’s “American Idiot” at age six. As a middle schooler, I strongly loathed any music...

Opinion: Tait Talks: The importance of an international outlook

Tait Longhi, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

It was a huge, tan building the size of a city block. For close to seven years, my life revolved around this place. Each morning, my short legs ran to class, where I would greet passing students and teachers, not with a “Hi,...

Opinion: The website that calls itself ‘the front page of the internet’

Jonah Adelman, Staff Writer

December 3, 2014

The rapidly growing website Reddit.com has changed the way information is distributed on the internet through a community-based system that relies on open-source contributions. While it may not be the highest ranked website for...