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Catch-22 humorously captures era: The world of the early cold war preserved in piece of classic literature

Catch-22 humorously captures era: The world of the early cold war preserved in piece of classic literature

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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"Catch-22" is a book that manages to perfectly capture the anti-war sentiment of the 1960s and 70s. The author, Joseph Heller, actually served in the United States Army during the Korean War, although the book takes place during the Second World War. It combines humor, romance, tragedy and frustration...

Another Choice: Third Parties Provide an Alternative in Politics

Another Choice: Third Parties Provide an Alternative in Politics

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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America is one of the few democracies in the world that has a political system dominated by two political parties. We, as American citizens, must work to change this. Eighteen parties are represented in the Brazilian National Congress. The United Kingdom, although two parties hold the overwhelming...

I Scream, You Scream: Cult horror classic effortlessly blends genres

I Scream, You Scream: Cult horror classic effortlessly blends genres

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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"Scream" is rightfully remembered as one of the best horror films of its era. The film exists at the convergence of three unique genres: horror, mystery and comedy. The mask of the movie's Ghostface killer has become an iconic piece of American horror culture, and the killer himself is one of horror's...

Netflix Original shows societies future, proves a black reflection

Netflix Original shows societies future, proves a black reflection

Riley Schofner, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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I've recently been enjoying one of Netflix's primetime shows, "Black Mirror," the dark future dystopia that provides a dialogue on human interaction, and the evolving state of technology. One of the best parts of the show is its theme or message that ties into current events by using possible advancements...

“Thor: Ragnarok” destroys colonialist legacy

“Thor: Ragnarok” destroys colonialist legacy

Macie Lavender, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Marvel movies are known for a lot of things: overly CGI'd fight scenes, an army of hot bearded actors named Chris and a characteristic good humor that sets them apart from rival DC comics, which remains in its 7th grade emo phase. The studio further sets itself apart from DC by their lighthearted subject...

Don’t read the news

Don’t read the news

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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It is not uncommon to hear a pseudo-intellectual complain that, in this day and age, journalism is dying. They lament that readership is falling, fewer new media companies are being made and all-around interest in the media is on the decline. They are entirely right. And this, despite what they...

New episodes drop for fall season

New episodes drop for fall season

Gavin Figueruelo, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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When fall rolls around, so do fall TV premiers. Recently, new episodes of "Modern Family", "Halloween Baking Championship" and "Bob's Burgers" have come out with brand new episodes. "Modern Family," a show about three related families, released a new episode for season eight about the recent solar eclipse...

Kneeling takes over as ineffective protest

Kneeling takes over as ineffective protest

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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An article such as this must be prefaced by saying: it is entirely legal to kneel/not stand up for the national anthem. It is a fundamental right guaranteed in the first amendment to express oneself, including when someone disagrees with the government. However, while people can kneel for the anthem,...

Fraternities double death count, college’s question their place

Fraternities double death count, college’s question their place

Riley Schofner, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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Greek life has just experienced its Pompeii as another student has passed away due to substance abuse. These fraternities are on their last leg, and colleges are fed up with this party behavior by students. It won't be long before it's abolished from most schools. A fraternity is well known for...

Noise pollution: Uniformity monetizes music industry

Noise pollution: Uniformity monetizes music industry

Chloe Aikman, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


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It's everywhere – wafting out of car windows, whispered under the breath of strangers, and encircling the collective mind like an invisible but ever-present leash. It holds popular culture hostage with its infectious rhythm, predictable chorus and criminally simplistic lyricism as it crowds out...

Body slams’ place in our society

Body slams’ place in our society

Riley Schofner, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Wrestling is fake. Can someone play that sad tuba from wheel of fortune? Ok so yeah, every slob and his wife knows its fake. But what everyone seems to forget, is that's the point! What we should be asking is what's real in this majestic sport? It's not often you can watch a 300-pound Slav perform...

Language evolves, witness case on new term “Grubbing”

Language evolves, witness case on new term “Grubbing”

Riley Schofner, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Grub·bing, (ɡrəbiNG): noun, the act of going somewhere eat, almost always with loved ones or friends, usually at a restaurant after the hours 10:00 PM. I've seen this word pop up everywhere and I'm sure my readers are as confused as I am. What on earth does this term mean, and where did it come...

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