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Sitting on the grass on my phone

Nadia Hill, Reporter // October 21, 2023

You’ve been staring at the clock all class and you hardly notice when the professor dismisses you. As you flow into the hallway and out the door with the rest of your peers, you realize you have 30 minutes...

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She’s a devil

Nadia Hill, Reporters // October 20, 2023

If you’ve been near a screen of any kind in the last few years, you know who Doja Cat is. She is a musician bred from internet culture. Recently she’s been exhibiting some problematic, and frankly...

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Again and again

Nadia Hill, Reporter // October 16, 2023

It’s been over a decade since audiences were first introduced to the marvelous world of “Ooo.” Although the main series of “Adventure Time” ended in 2018, thanks to streaming services such...

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Harry’s style

Nadia Hill, Reporter // September 15, 2023

Two years ago, an issue of Dazed magazine featured Harry Styles in a controversial cover. He was photographed in outlandish and flamboyant clothing which met with criticism. Not only because he was wearing...

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Your fear scares me

Heather Taylor, Reporter // September 14, 2023

I am driving down an unfamiliar road, five miles under the speed limit. I peer through the dusty windshield looking for any identifying features for the new house listed for delivery on my route.  I...

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The good, bad and ugly of jury service

Heather Taylor, Reporter // September 6, 2023

Jury duty: It is simultaneously a vital, foundational block of our democracy and a common punchline guaranteed to draw sympathetic groans. This makes me wonder, why do we have jury duty? Are there any...

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“Ignorance of ignorance”: On overconfidence and intellectual humility 

Heather Taylor, Reporter // April 11, 2023

I heard a phrase once in an advertisement, and while I have been unable to track down the origin, it returns to the forefront of my mind randomly. “Only ingredients you can pronounce” is the tagline...

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What I learned about grief from working at a funeral home

Heather Taylor, Reporter // March 23, 2023

When I tell people I worked at a funeral home, I expect one of several responses: they are surprised, change the subject or express how depressing they think the job is. There were some sad days during...

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Pushing a new perspective on ‘pussy’

Ellie Marty, Copy Editor // March 3, 2023

I don’t have a problem with cursing, but I do have a problem with one word in particular — pussy.  Everyone curses. Whether it be done casually, circumstantially — or in special cases like...

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No Comment: Shutting down newspaper comment sections is a positive move

Heather Taylor, Reporter // February 13, 2023

On Feb. 1, a series of active comment sections across America were shut down as newspaper publisher Gannett closed online comments for most of their publications. Large publications such as CNN, The Washington...

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The press is not the enemy

Hunter Casperson, Reporter // October 16, 2022

It’s no secret the public has a complicated relationship with the media. Despite spending an average of eight hours a day consuming it, most Americans report having a lack of trust in the media.  According...

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‘Clean’ beauty: the ugly truth

Carrington Power, Copy Editor // September 2, 2022

Improving health through alternative methods has become a trend in recent years. The idea of alternating to “clean” products has taken the cosmetic and skin care industry by storm. However, consumers...

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