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NADEL: Lessons learned abroad

NADEL: Lessons learned abroad

When I first arrived in Ecuador, I felt like I was on another planet. Culture shock is a real thing — and wow, was I uncomfortable with it. Four months later, I still feel like I’m on another planet, but a much better, slightly less uncomfortable one. I’m prepared for how cliché I’m about to seem, but I feel that […]

by Olivia Nadel· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Ted Cruz and John Kasich alliance futile

GAMADES: Ted Cruz and John Kasich alliance futile

Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced last Sunday that they would team up to stop Donald Trump, adopting a last-ditch philosophy that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Well, kind of. The two candidates’ main purpose in joining forces was to divvy up three of the remaining states where they might have a shot at […]

by Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish Down Under finds community through religion

GANS: Fish Down Under finds community through religion

My relationship with religion is a strange one. I go through phases when, like most millennials, religion takes a backseat in my life, and traditional religious observance is nothing more than a mere childhood memory. But I also go through phases — often when I find myself away from home on a Jewish holiday — when I realize that Judaism […]

by Felicia Gans· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” lyrics do not excuse online “Rachel” hate

TENTINDO: Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” lyrics do not excuse online “Rachel” hate

Beyoncé premiered her new album, “Lemonade,” Saturday through HBO in an hour-long visual album format and made it available exclusively on Tidal, the streaming service she owns shares in, until Monday morning. “Lemonade” quickly captured the attention of the world. In “Lemonade,” Beyoncé alludes to a possible affair between her husband, rapper Jay Z, and another woman, whom Beyoncé refers […]

by Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: Despite opposition, UN Paris Agreement step forward in fighting climate change

RENNER: Despite opposition, UN Paris Agreement step forward in fighting climate change

On Earth Day Friday, 175 world leaders and United Nations Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio met up in New York to do some good for our planet. They gathered to sign the Paris Agreement, a 32-page contract that calls for all nations to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions, The Guardian reported. This lofty yet unspecific goal becomes a precise yet […]

by Elise Renner· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: President Barack Obama visits Saudi Arabia, must still improve relations with country

YANK-JACOBS: President Barack Obama visits Saudi Arabia, must still improve relations with country

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest holder of known oil reserves, first formed a relationship with the United States in 1933, when an oil concession formed between Standard Oil Company of California (now Chevron) and the Saudi government created the Arabian American Oil Company. An important meeting between U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Saudi King Abdul Aziz ibn-Saud in 1945 further […]

by Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Rise in U.S. suicide rates caused by more than just medical factors

EDITORIAL: Rise in U.S. suicide rates caused by more than just medical factors

Suicide rates in the United States have increased by 24 percent after a steady decline in the 1990s, according to an April analysis run by the National Center for Health Statistics. The rate has specifically risen from 10.5 people out of 100,000 people in 1999 to 13 people out of 100,000 people in 2014. The suicide rate for girls aged […]

by Editors· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: “Game of Thrones” sexual violence excessive, desensitizing

BURSTEIN: “Game of Thrones” sexual violence excessive, desensitizing

When “Game of Thrones” first premiered on HBO in 2011, I was immediately drawn in. The show combined a world reminiscent of Medieval Europe with a fantasy world that had things like dragons, strange creatures and magic. It became the show that everyone was watching, from my friends to my high school English teacher. The show, which is based off […]

by Sarah Burstein· · 2 comments · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Having “types” in love can be dangerous

WILSHERE: Having “types” in love can be dangerous

It is in our human nature to have a preference. Whether it is ice cream flavors or our favorite album to play at 2 a.m., we tend to have an inclination toward certain things. We like to stick with the things that we know, the people we know the best. We look for qualities, styles, looks and other things that […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
NADEL: Earthquake in Ecuador shows country’s strength

NADEL: Earthquake in Ecuador shows country’s strength

I sat in my living room Saturday night with my host mother and neighbor, watching the decorative balls on the table sway back and forth. My mom prayed to God that it would end, my neighbor consoled her and I clenched the wet towel I had just taken off my head after frantically running from the bathroom. Immediately after, I […]

by Olivia Nadel· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion