Who owns culture?: The authority of offense

Vicky Zhang, Columnist

May 13, 2016

In the past 10 years, the American population has begun to tiptoe around social relations to avoid the O word: offense. The beginning of a celebrity’s downfall is rarely when he or she drives under the influence, maybe even ca...

I’m not a narcissist, I’m just better

William Denning, Columnist

May 13, 2016

It was last Sunday when my mother was shuffling through the weekly New York Times that we get only for the book reviews, NYT magazines and, of course, beautiful typeface. She has a tendency to read the headlines and divvy up ...

A bracket win: why not you?

Jack Schlafly, Columnist

May 13, 2016

This year’s annual 64 (68 including play in games) team college basketball tournament was another thriller. This year’s upsets were highlighted by 15-seeded Middle Tennessee taking down one of the favorites to win the whole...

Election heating up

Vicky Zhang, Opinions Editor

February 26, 2016

Morning car rides mean different things for different people. For those who don’t drive, it’s a time to catch up on sleep, eat breakfast, or finish homework. My dad has consistently been listening to NPR during our morning d...

Winners and losers of a dramatic Bachelor season

John Sheehan, News Editor

February 26, 2016

As the winter of 2016 comes to an end, so does the 20th season of the drama-packed show The Bachelor. This series, lauded by critics far and wide, pits young women against each other in an all-out brawl for the approval and love of o...

Kanye West: Arrogant, inept rapper or hip-hop genius?

Spencer Breitzke, Guest Writer

February 26, 2016

Most of America does not like Kanye West.  They do not like his recent demeanor, antics, and apparent ignorance. However, behind the mask that shows a man who can’t seem to give the media enough reasons to ridicule him lies on...

New Year with new resolutions

Pierson Klein, Columnist

January 29, 2016

It’s that time of year when everyone’s mistakes magically vanish as if wiped away with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. We start fresh, beginning the year with new resolutions and novel ways of sticking to them. This year, I set m...

Alby’s tourney journey

Albert Zhang, Sports Editor

January 29, 2016

Jan. 15. Aurora, Il, just outside of Chicago. The Aurora Cup, a four-star international table tennis tournament. As a nationally ranked player, I have grown accustomed to traveling to play: Chicago, Beijing, D.C., Baltimore, De...

Andrew McMahon, the chameleon of the music industry

Vicky Zhang, Columnist

January 29, 2016

When Jack’s Mannequin revealed plans for a reunion tour, an eclectic mix of people were hysterical, myself included. The group had disbanded in 2012, but per the news of the “10 Years in Transit” tour, announced 10 shows in t...

Takeaways from the college football season

Jack Schlafly, Columnist

January 29, 2016

College football fans around the country can walk away from this bowl season with several takeaways. We now know that Michigan State shouldn’t have been there and that onside kicks don’t have to be on the ground, but the most ...

Course gives students new perspective on fantasy sports

Ajay Manocha and Jack Schlafly, Columnists

January 29, 2016

Through the course of JanTerm, one of the options offered was the “Mathematics of Fantasy Sports.” Math teachers Sam Gough and Steven Stodghill taught this JanTerm class in order to educate students about the mathematical ...

Self-help and the regimen of creative living

William Denning, Columnist

January 29, 2016

I asked for exclusively books and NYU (the college I will be attending next year) paraphernalia for Christmas because in my life I am trying to become less materialistic. (Obviously, I haven’t seen my ego as an issue thus fa...

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