Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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SHEA: The fairest of them all

I’m so pale that my freckles are the color of a normal person’s skin. Although my pigment decreases even more during the winter, at least cold weather is an excuse for wearing more clothing, thereby bypassing the need to rub dye all over my legs. Marilyn Monroe once said that she loved being pale because […]

GIESELMANN: Growing into China

Our bus pulled up to the stop. It was a cold and foggy — a typical winter day in Shanghai. Though rain was not falling, the evidence of a recent storm appeared in puddles haphazardly marking the navy marble tile. A crowd of Chinese citizens hung around a curb, jackets clenched while waiting for the […]

HOFBERG: Girl Scout Cookies

Someone please explain to me America’s obsession with the world’s most mediocre tasting cookies, otherwise known as Girl Scout cookies, because I just cannot figure it out. The annual Girl Scout cookie sale is a 100-year-old tradition that shows no signs of slowing. In fact, Girl Scout cookies have become an icon of American culture. […]

EDIT: Morally straight

After working several years to become an Eagle Scout, the highest scouting status in the Boy Scouts of America, 15-year-old Andrew Orr left his troop to join Trail Life USA. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, which is built around the objectives of building character, […]

Ruth: Sorting anxiety

The scene begins with an elderly man who has just consumed a delectable turkey sandwich nestled with stuffing bathed in gravy and a dollop of cranberry sauce. He waits for seconds — minutes perhaps — staring at the three daunting words positioned above three bins in the George Sherman Union: recycle, landfill and compostable. He […]