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The Brain Issue: Seeing double

The Brain Issue: Seeing double

Meg Murphy, vok editor

November 11, 2019

From sharing a room to running cross country together, my identical twin, Grace, and I, have been best friends since the beginning. Whether it be our differences or our similarities, we enjoy being twins.

Minority Whip: Setting Obama’s record straight

Minority Whip: Setting Obama’s record straight

Wolfgang Frick, design editor

September 10, 2019

The media likes to say that Obama's record was scandal-free. It wasn't. Here are a few of his most prominent failures.

Minority Whip: Earth’s lungs are burning?

Minority Whip: Earth’s lungs are burning?

Wolfgang Frick, design editor

September 2, 2019

The Amazon rainforest isn't actually Earth's lungs, and it's not in any imminent danger. So why is everyone outraged?

Equal pay: one goal the U.S. women’s national soccer team should score

Equal pay: one goal the U.S. women’s national soccer team should score

Maddie Meyers, editor-in-chief

August 19, 2019

The U.S. women's national soccer team won the 2019 World Cup and it is more successful than its male counterparts, but there is a huge pay disparity.

“Those poor kids in Africa”

“Those poor kids in Africa”

Thomas Birmingham, print editor

April 19, 2019

The first time I remember hearing it was in fifth grade. “Those poor kids in Africa.” When the Student Council leaders at my Catholic school said those words, they were presenting the latest school-wide service project to my class: raising $1,000 to send food provisions to a small town in...

Go ask your mom

Go ask your mom

Olivia Silvey, staff designer

March 31, 2019

We were in the car driving back from one of my weekly therapy sessions, and my mom started talking about Suzan, her best friend at the time. She took a deep breath and said she had to tell me something. “Suzan and I… are dating,” she said. “I knew it! I knew it!” (because I had, in fact, pre...

Promposals

Promposals

Catherine Butler, opinions writer

March 29, 2019

He holds a giant stuffed bear in one hand and a sign in the other. The shiny white poster board decked out in bright block letters spells “Prom would be unBEARable without you.” As he approaches her and begins to read the sign, everything seems to be going smoothly. Suddenly, she rushes into the n...

Porn

Porn

Megan Cleveland, opinions editor

March 1, 2019

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Sex has no place in sports

Sex has no place in sports

Benji Wilton, sports editor

February 26, 2019

It’s an easy sell: sculpted supermodels posing in exotic locations wearing little to no clothing, right at the fingertips of anyone willing to fork over a few dollars. Every year, Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition brings in about 7 percent of revenue for the renowned publication, according to F...

In defense of the Oxford comma

In defense of the Oxford comma

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

February 25, 2019

It shows up in elementary school classrooms, in books, and on the reading and English sections of the ACT. Among the publications that dislike it are The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The Kirkwood Call. The Oxford comma is a hotly disputed topic in the world of journalism and writing. But the truth ...

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