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Thomas ’21: The second semester slump

January 30, 2018 0 comments

The idea of the “sophomore slump” has significance outside of the college context: An artist’s second album might not be as good as their first, star rookies lose their luster and sequels are often worse than originals.

Mulligan ’19: Paying future leaders will pay off

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Mulligan ’19: Paying future leaders will pay off

January 30, 2018 0 comments

What do Donald Trump, Chuck Schumer and Paul Ryan all have in common? It sounds like I’m about to write a joke about the lack of diversity among federal politicians. That’s certainly tempting, but as I’m bombarded with emails about career fairs and resume-writing workshops, there’s another, not entirely unrelated, […]

Oke ’20: Don’t be afraid to dream small

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Oke ’20: Don’t be afraid to dream small

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Every new year I make myself a grandiose list of resolutions to follow and every year I forget about them by the end of January. Like most other resolution-ers, I tell myself that I’m going to eat healthier, get back into the gym, smile more, etc. But then all of […]

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Vilsan ’19: Milo shouldn’t be “dangerous”

January 25, 2018 0 comments

Milo Yiannopoulos, the notorious political celebrity and former Breitbart editor, may think that his brand is “dangerous” — the title of his personal website and most recent book.

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Cardoso ’19: Brazil’s democracy woes

January 24, 2018 0 comments

Just yesterday, a Brazilian appeals court ruled to uphold the bribery conviction of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Savello ’18: Toward a broader job search

January 24, 2018 0 comments

As the spring semester begins, students are scrambling to secure summer internships and post-graduation positions.

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Steinman ’19: Americans in (and out of) Paris

December 7, 2017 0 comments

I was lucky enough to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, commonly known as COP23, in Bonn, Germany.

Mitra ’18: Tax plan would weaken higher ed

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Mitra ’18: Tax plan would weaken higher ed

December 5, 2017 0 comments

After flip-flops, inaccuracies and hand-written revisions, the Republican tax bill passed the U.S. Senate by one vote in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Cardoso ’19: How not to protect civil rights

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Cardoso ’19: How not to protect civil rights

December 5, 2017 0 comments

Just today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Liang ’19: Where are the Asians in Hollywood?

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Liang ’19: Where are the Asians in Hollywood?

December 5, 2017 0 comments

When it was announced last week that Chinese actress Liu Yifei would play the titular role in Disney’s remake of “Mulan,” I almost cried with relief.