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Stranger Than Fiction | Matt Kriese

There are many reasons to not subscribe to the ideas proposed by conspiracy theories. Oftentimes, they generate absurd conclusions from unsubstantial evidence; however, sometimes the things happen in the real world that draw so many comparisons to the logic of conspiracy theories that the allure

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

In the grand context of the world, there is an almost unapproachable plethora of issues threatening the stability of a country’s wellbeing. Questions regarding global recessions, women’s rights, and independence have haunted national news coverage for the better part of the past decade. These issues

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

I’am hard-pressed to think of reasons as to why a critique of nature preservations is necessary. Through this preservation, countless species of plants and animals have been saved for the pleasure of public viewing; however, there are repercussions to preservation that are almost invisible to

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

Political strife across the world has lead to continuously rigid dialogue between civilians. This fact alone has led to a great many people closing themselves off from politics. This is where shows like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Daily Show, and VEEP have

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

In a world seemingly cursed by the darkest news imaginable, silver linings seem to shine brighter than ever. After the past few weeks, especially with rising gun-related deaths domestically, more concentrated conflict in territories previously dominated by the Islamic State, and sexual harassment scandals, finding

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

In my experience working alongside people of all backgrounds, sexual identities, and places on the gender spectrum, I have learned to grow and be shaped by the ways in which individuals express themselves. From these friendships, I have heard frankly horrific tales of abuse and

Stranger Than Fiction | Matt Kriese

There are few things in this world that I can say are worthy of being hated. I am someone who, in most cases, will not be affected by the world changing around me. I am excited to change with it. But, there is one part

Stranger Than Fiction | Matt Kriese

As I watched my Facebook feed on Sunday, I was beyond shocked to see the images come out of Las Vegas. An overwhelming sadness took hold of me as I began to reflect on occurrences like the one in Vegas which have impacted me with

Stranger Than Fiction | Matt Kriese

In the world of American news coverage, there is a perpetual emphasis on our own political climate. While yes, this means we get to enjoy a good deal of narcissistic pleasure at the expense of politicians and their blunders; it also distances the American public

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

I have never felt unsafe on this campus; on the contrary, I have always experienced a sense of community and comradely here. That’s why I keep coming back. Except, of course, for one fateful night in the dead of winter. On this night, I experienced