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HAUSER: Grenoble, C’est La Vie

HAUSER: Grenoble, C’est La Vie

Grenoble, France is not well-known by Americans. It is not often mentioned on the morning news, it rarely makes a blip in Twitter trends and it is not the center of an internationally renowned soccer team. For 21 Boston University students who landed in France on Aug. 28, however, Grenoble is home for the next four months. One of those […]

By Jonathan Hauser· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Marc Jacobs’ cultural appropriation is not art

BURSTEIN: Marc Jacobs’ cultural appropriation is not art

New York Fashion Week, perhaps one of the most notable biannual events, just concluded this past week and will not return until next season. Fashion Week always manages to produce wild runway shows, A-list celebrity sightings and, my personal favorite, loads of pictures of Anna Wintour. However, it’s not always just fun and games, as Fashion Week is often peppered […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
JOHNSTON: What food says about the 2016 political environment

JOHNSTON: What food says about the 2016 political environment

It’s not often that food consumption becomes a major topic of a tightly fought political race, but when you’re really stuck between two ridiculous candidates, it might be helpful to acknowledge their take on diets. One can only assume that Hillary Clinton is no novice when it comes to fine dining. She has lived the glory life since she went […]

By Andrew Johnston· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
STROINSKI: Few bad factory farms ruin whole bunch, and small farmers pay

STROINSKI: Few bad factory farms ruin whole bunch, and small farmers pay

If there’s one thing everyone loves doing, it’s eating. A meal is a social experience, a chance to come together and exchange stories after a day of living separate lives. And the food we put on the table is just as important as the people who congregate around it; American food culture, once a beacon of Wonder Bread and trans-fat, […]

By Anna Stroinski· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
OLIVIER: Are smartphones smarter than we think?

OLIVIER: Are smartphones smarter than we think?

Governed almost entirely by the infinite possibilities of this age’s technological advancements, we’ve fallen victim to the seduction of the smartphone. Our iPhones and Androids are no longer simply mobile devices; what was once a separate entity used for basic communication has now become a key aspect of our identity, a part of ourselves we cannot otherwise fulfill. We’re all […]

By Kaitlyn Olivier· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
LAUNGJESSADAKUN: We’re not evil, are we?

LAUNGJESSADAKUN: We’re not evil, are we?

Three of my favorite characters of modern-day television are Frank Underwood from “House of Cards,” BoJack Horseman from the eponymous Netflix original and Saul Goodman from “Better Call Saul.” Perhaps there is a small, sadistic part in us that takes pleasure in seeing good people fail or bad people succeed. Or maybe there is another part of us that feels […]

By Michael Laungjessadakun· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: Good grief?

WILSHERE: Good grief?

I used to believe there was a time limit on heartbreak. After a certain number of days, one could be abstained from their heartbreak and continue their lives as if their heartbreak had no effect on them. I subscribed to the teen magazine knowledge that if you took the time you spent together with someone and divided that time by […]

By Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
KASTRITIS: The postponed frontier

KASTRITIS: The postponed frontier

The stuff of classic science fiction tales — daring space exploration of exotic planets, bizarre intergalactic alien empires, faster-than-light travel through the seemingly infinite cosmos — it’s all fun and games until it comes time to actually think about it. The uniquely human fascination with the grand mystery of space is as longstanding in our past as it is essential […]

By Elias Kastritis· · 5 comments · Columns, Opinion
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BERMAN: In American media we do not trust

Last week, in the midst of the Donald Trump birtherism flip-flop, Gallup released its annual poll titled, “Americans’ Trust in the Mass Media.” Unsurprisingly, yet still saddening, only 32 percent of Americans said they have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the mass media. This is the lowest recorded number in the history of Gallup’s 44-year-old questionnaire, […]

By Max Berman· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
JOHNSTON: Pneumonia sickens Clinton campaign

JOHNSTON: Pneumonia sickens Clinton campaign

Roughly a week after Hillary Clinton labeled half the supporters of the Republican camp as “deplorable,” her campaign coincidentally took a huge turn in the wrong direction, with Clinton’s health coming under heavy scrutiny. Normally the media’s hyper-investigative reports into candidates’ personal health profiles can become rather annoying and seemingly unnecessary. However, with only two months until Election Day, the health […]

By Andrew Johnston· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion