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Pencil Shavings | Tessa Blair

“You must be strong, like bull!” Nickolay yells at me in a strong Russian accent as my pace declines and sweat drips from my face. I don’t know what he wants me to change so I just keep doing what I know: parry, reposte, parry,

How does binge culture affect viewer experience?

It is more convenient and fun By Jaleesia Fobbs Streaming services have given viewers instant gratification through content anytime and anywhere. Services such as Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime give consumers the opportunity to be able to watch original content and catch up on both old

Internet freedom is being repealed

The loss of net neutrality has harmful effects In a country where the internet is the crux of nearly every human function, it is hard to believe that the government would strive to make the open internet so exclusive. On Dec. 14, the Federal Communication

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Gay cinema has always given me a mixed bag of emotions throughout my life. As a young closeted gayling, I searched with vigor to find decent films that made me optimistic for a loving relationship someday. Always to no avail. Even to this day, LGBTQ+

#TimesUp at the Academy Awards

Film critics take accusations into account Amidst ongoing revelations coming out of the #MeToo movement, the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced on Jan. 23—and the Academy appears to be taking recent accusations into account. While critical darlings like The Shape of Water

The politics of selling plasma

Over break, I ran out of money while applying to graduate schools and started selling plasma to manage the costs. Once that was done—the application fees and the transcript fees and the postage fees as well as all my other bills—I kept selling, and I

Sessions’ new marijuana policy

Bipartisan opposition to New Rules On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era policy that kept legal marijuana sellers from being arrested by federal authorities if states chose to legalize. This decision came days after California’s new recreational legalization law went into effect.

A world without internet

FCC votes to repeal net neutrality The internet has been ingrained into the daily lives of students for quite some time now, so it is no surprise that a world without the internet would be a world difficult to function in. Recently, a lot of

Stranger Than Fiction | Matthew Kriese

In my academic career, there have been almost no moments where I have been congratulated for pursuing a degree in Philosophy. More often than not, I have had to overlook people trying to hide cringes behind passively motivating remarks like, “That’s unique” or “I’m sure

Blood Tangent | Sarai Nissan

Do you ever get so flustered in social interactions that you bring up the only conversation topic that you are remotely knowledgeable and confident in speaking about and it’s usually serial killers? No? That’s just me?  “I grew up in Boulder. JonBenét Ramsey was murdered