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Classic rock connects the everyman with relatable themes

Tommy Marquardt, asst. web editor

February 8, 2019

The most important day in the history of modern American culture could be July 25, 1965, the day of the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. That day, Bob Dylan plugged in an electric guitar, betrayed folk music and hammered out “Like a...

Trump’s reaction to Khashoggi’s death proves detrimental to presidency

Noah Walch, columnist

February 8, 2019

The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi had no reason to believe his visit to the Turkish consulate on Oct. 2 would last long. He was simply picking up marriage papers. He would leave the building two hours later, allegedly...

Spotlight on South

Robin Woitesek, guest columnist

February 8, 2019

Twelve inches. In my freshman year I cut off twelve inches of my hair and never in my life had a number meant so much. It’s amazing how changing one part of yourself makes the world look at you in a new way.  “Why is it so ...

Overly political: the pervasion of politics in places where it doesn’t belong

Tommy Marquardt, asst. web editor

December 14, 2018

I hate talking politics. I hate that bringing this up is even necessary, but I feel like it needs to be said: the world is getting too political. The fact that political beliefs spawn legitimate hatred among people with differin...

Gratitude for service not conveyed through applications

Sheila Fogarty, columnist

December 14, 2018

When my mother offered to buy Diego ice cream, he replied, “Solo quiero una hamburguesa para llevar.” It was 6-year-old Diego’s first time on a school field trip to Lake Atitlán, and after traveling awhile and eating a ...

T.V shows bring people together, relieve everyday stress

Dea Sulejmani, asst. news editor

November 12, 2018

I never binge-watched T.V. shows. I would go through an episode here and there, until one day when my 13 year-old self browsed Netflix and ended up on The Office. I had overheard bits of the show’s bizarre humor through my old...

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