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America’s white supremacy problem

“When Donald Trump is saying he wants to make America great again, he’s not talking to me,” Mayor Michael Hancock said to a crowd gathered in the Tivoli Turnhalle. “He’s not saying, ‘Hey, Michael, want to help me out with this?’” He didn’t need to

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

NO, WE CAN’T SEPARATE THE ART FROM THE ARTIST The old adage about looking at a product independently of its creator held a lot more water when the stakes were as low as being morally opposed to drugs but still having an urge to catch

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

One year ago, we elected a new president Nov. 4, 2016. I was representing the Sentry at President Bill Clinton’s surrogate rally for Secretary Hillary Clinton. My former Managing Editor and I spoke with other members of the press, discussed the templates we’d already drawn

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

FAKE NEWS Immediately after sending this issue of the Sentry to the printer, three other editors and I are heading home to pack our bags for the National College Media Convention in Dallas, Texas (or, more likely, they’ll be going home to sleep and I’ll

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

ME TOO On Oct. 14, actress Alyssa Milano posted the following tweet: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” She quickly followed that

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

VEGAS STRONG Las Vegas is a city on the intersection of contradiction. It bears the names Paradise and Sin City; it sees children emerge from a multi-story M&M World onto a sidewalk littered with pornographic escort cards; and, three days after the largest mass shooting

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

When linguists were trying to understand how language defines culture, they came up with some far-fetched theories: one scholar, Benjamin Lee Whorf, argued that different languages draw unique boundaries around how complexly people can understand the world. When extrapolated, Whorf’s argument would claim that a

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

SHIRKING BLAME Nobody ever taught me how to drive. I was reminded of this void of experience last week when, having forgotten that my Prius doesn’t do a thing called “accelerate,” I barely completed what was already a risky pass on the highway. And whenever

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

HOMETOWN Small town America is a polarizing space. When small town also equals hometown, the phrase becomes even more charged. For some, small towns signify comfort, constancy, and a place that can’t be left behind. For others, it represents a vacuum. Stagnation. A place that