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I am Not a Toy!

I am Not a Toy!

Pheobe Stein

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The fresh smell of pine needles, the crinkle of recycled wrapping paper.You sit under the tree in your onesie pajamas, warmly snuggled in a cozy flannel. Mom and Dad walk in carrying a wrapped box with a big red bow around it. You hear a muffled bark from inside the box, and your face ...

Free Music… At What Cost?

Free Music… At What Cost?

Jack Stein

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Society values things that are scarce. Take gold for example: gold is easy to work with, doesn’t rust and can make beautiful art and jewelry. It’s also much harder to and than other metals like tin and copper. Historically, good music has held a similar value. It isn’t easy to create a truly...

Face ID Versus Touch ID

Face ID Versus Touch ID

Ian Brown

January 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the release of the pricy iPhone X, Apple has completely overhauled and upgraded their classic mobile phone. But of all the new features the phone provides, the most notable is clearly “Face ID,” which allows the user to unlock their phone via facial recognition. In short, you can unlock your p...

Left Behind

Left Behind

Luke Smillie

May 18, 2017


Filed under Feature

Recently, I had the pleasure of viewing a documentary directed by a young lmmaker named Natalie Johns. e lm centers around the problem of mass incar- ceration in the United States of America. It was immensely inspiring, moving and heartbreaking. America is an incarcerated country. We so...

Thirteen Reasons Why [Not To]: Teen Suicide

Thirteen Reasons Why [Not To]: Teen Suicide

Carina Tedesco

May 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The main character of “13 Reasons Why,”  the newest binge-watching obsession on Netflix, digs a razor into her wrists and bleeds to death in a bathtub after multiple accounts of bullying. Yet, she appears at the top of the list of “The Most Annoying Characters” in the show on satire and po...

SMALL WORDS. BIG IMPACT.

SMALL WORDS.  BIG IMPACT.

Clara Hillis

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Columbia professor Derald Sue defines microaggressions as “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.” In other words, a transgression not as blatant as a hate crime,...

Surviving the Best Friend Breakup

Surviving the Best Friend Breakup

Mathew Goldsholl

March 20, 2017


Filed under Feature

Most of us have, during our lives, reached a point in a friendship that becomes plagued with anger, fights, silences, extended silences, one-sided bad-mouthing, mutual bad-mouthing and/or violence (hopefully not). If you haven’t, and you don’t relate to the subject, good, count yourself lucky. But...

Red, White, Black, and Blue

Red, White, Black, and Blue

Luke Smillie

December 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

4,486 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq and 2,345 U.S. soldiers have died in Afghanistan since 2001. That’s 6,831 dead soldiers in 15  years. On the streets of America,  in the last two years, close to 2,000 civilians have died. One might think a war is happening here in our country. And, in some...

The Power of Colors

The Power of Colors

November 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Is it the color itself that influences emotions, or is it the reputation society has given them that has impacted the essence of colors and their meanings? There is no escaping the world of color. It is everywhere. Each color is associated with an emotion and is manipulated in nearly every aspect of...

Flip or Swipe?

Flip or Swipe?

November 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Get ready to kiss your local bookstore goodbye! With the creation of new sites, apps, and tablets like iBooks, Audible, Kindles, and iPads, the need for paper books has been virtually eradicated. But is this really a good thing? Are we all on the same page? Apparently not. Because, according to...

Trump: Man Of America

Trump: Man Of America

November 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“You’re fired,” are the words that disqualify contestants on reality game show, “Celebrity Apprentice.” The object of the game is to navigate a job interview and attain employment at a multi-million dollar corporation. For seven years, it was hosted by none other than billionaire Donald Trump....

5 Things That Look Like Donald Trump’s Hair

5 Things That Look Like Donald Trump’s Hair

October 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

 Let’s play a game. A guessing game in which you, the reader of this story, try to figure out who I’m talking about. I’ll give you two words. Extreme comb over. If you haven’t guessed it by now, I’m talking about a certain greasy-haired presidential candidate known to the world as--drum r...

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