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  • First years: You control your college experiences, so make them positive

    Picture this: it’s 2 a.m. and you’re scrolling through Instagram. Your best friend from home is grinning widely with his new girlfriend he met at rush. The girl who sits next to you in 3-D calc took an impromptu visit back home over the three-day weekend while you’re trying to map out how to juggle the assessments your professors conveniently saved for that weekend. Sure, you realize that nobody l...

    Forum | August 20, 2018
  • Avicii Tribute

    Tim Bergling, more well-known as Avicii, was found dead in Muscat, Oman on April 20, 2018. Six days later, his family heavily alluded that his cause of death was suicide. His family released a statement saying "our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to ext...

    Pillbox | April 30, 2018
  • Alex Jones of Infowars sued, First Amendment not threatened

    Conspiracies are usually things we laugh at. The claims are so often outlandish with little to no credible evidence supporting it. Whereas most of us can laugh off the absurdity of the theory claiming Katy Perry is secretly late child star JonBenet Ramsey, there are some that gain followers and turn sinister quickly. With the help of publicity, these can reach large audiences and blur the line bet...

    Forum | April 30, 2018
  • U.S. farmers fear a crippling trade war

    Ever since Donald Trump announced he was running for president, he remained skeptical of the status quo of trade. His "America first" vision involved pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and hefty negotiations with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He pledged to declare China a currency manipulator. Trump claimed that ultimately, he can bring back jobs to America. Howe...

    Forum | April 23, 2018
  • In a Barbie society, it's just as hard to be a Ken.

    What comes to mind when you think of eating disorders? Whatever type you may think of, the stereotype of a frail, white girl is the picture for most of us. But, what about an overweight male? An Asian with a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) but has self-destructive eating habits? A queer black person whose obsession with exercise and clean eating intrudes daily life? Those images probably don't come ...

    Forum | April 16, 2018

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