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Stranger Than Fiction | Matthew Kriese

Over the course of the winter break, global news cycles have not ceased in producing the standard doom and gloom that the contemporary world has seemed to grow accustomed to. A crippling flu has pummeled the United States, Trump has continued to use his Twitter

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