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NADEL: Embracing uncomfortable experiences in Ecuador

NADEL: Embracing uncomfortable experiences in Ecuador

I sprinted through the streets of La Mariscal toward the center of Plaza Foch, pushing people out of my way and leaving my somewhat drunk group of friends behind last Friday night. About a quarter mile and one pulled knee later, I narrowed in on the thief who pickpocketed my iPhone: a 5- or 6-year-old boy selling gum to tourists […]

By Olivia Nadel· · 3 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: It’s Donald Trump’s duty to reject David Duke endorsement

BURSTEIN: It’s Donald Trump’s duty to reject David Duke endorsement

Happy March, everyone, and happy primary election season! It’s gotten to that point in the election year when I cannot believe we have to endure eight more months of this, when the media is completely saturated in election-season shenanigans and when I just want to take a long nap until election day and never have to look at an elephant […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Does only one true love exist?

WILSHERE: Does only one true love exist?

A recent examination of romantic comedies in my gender studies class has led me to question two things: why Hugh Grant isn’t in more of them, and why there is always the reinforcement of the “one true love” trope. Naturally, our class analysis went deeper than questioning Hugh Grant’s presence, but I was caught on the idea of having one […]

By Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Britain would lose power from a European Union exit

YANK-JACOBS: Britain would lose power from a European Union exit

Voters in the United Kingdom will be making an extraordinarily consequential choice on June 23, when they vote on whether or not to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, which allows member states to exit the European Union. This action is without precedent, save the exit of Greenland from the European Economic Community in 1985. The impact of […]

By Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Gender equality update needed in Hollywood

TENTINDO: Gender equality update needed in Hollywood

Jennifer Lawrence gave a surprise speech about the gender pay gap Thursday at a pre-Oscars event hosted by Patricia Arquette, according to Variety. The two actresses have recently become two of the most outspoken feminists in the entertainment world, and their voices are desperately needed in an industry that can be slow to change its ways. In fact, Variety reported […]

By Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
REMILLARD: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio should proceed with caution, learn from France

REMILLARD: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio should proceed with caution, learn from France

So, I didn’t really expect to be writing about the GOP all semester. But when the Thursday Republican debate on CNN more closely resembled an episode of “Bad Girls Club” and the Democratic candidates literally retweeted each other as a result, it’s clear where the action is. I’m constantly tempted to compare what’s happening in this election cycle to the […]

By Christopher Remillard· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish down under asks Australian Tinder about Donald Trump

GANS: Fish down under asks Australian Tinder about Donald Trump

The first time I tried Tinder, it was spring of my freshman year of college. Within an hour, I had one guy ask me how many push-ups I could do (the answer was none), one ask me if I work at Build-A-Bear (absolutely not) and one compared me to Dr. Phil (he called me “Phil-icia”). It was then and there […]

By Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Finstagrams latest trend to make adults feel out of touch

TENTINDO: Finstagrams latest trend to make adults feel out of touch

Most agree that teenagers are trend-makers and early adopters of what soon become the latest fads. As a teenager, I relished my trendy identity and enjoyed the superiority complex that developed from my technological expertise. However, I recently turned 20 and was surprised by how soon I felt out of touch. What made me feel out of touch is the […]

By Will Tentindo· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
REMILLARD: Ben Carson overstaying political welcome

REMILLARD: Ben Carson overstaying political welcome

Maybe by the time you’re reading this, Ben Carson will have finally dropped out of the race for president. Unqualified, misinformed and often incoherent, it’s time for Carson to raise a white flag. It’s been time. So, why hasn’t he yet? Carson claims he is waiting for diminishing support, but apparently polling numbers in the single digits haven’t diminished enough […]

By Christopher Remillard· · 4 comments · Columns, Opinion
GAMADES: Dolores Huerta and Berniebros wrong in “English only” incident

GAMADES: Dolores Huerta and Berniebros wrong in “English only” incident

As a result of this past week’s Nevada caucuses, an incident from one of the gatherings caught fire on Twitter. Actress America Ferrera tweeted that some of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ supporters were chanting “English only” to prevent civil rights leader Dolores Huerta from acting as a translator. Huerta confirmed the incident on her own Twitter account as well. […]

By Lucy Gamades· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion