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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
GAMADES: New York primary rules frustrating, ridiculous but not voter supression

GAMADES: New York primary rules frustrating, ridiculous but not voter supression

New York had its presidential primary on Tuesday, and there are a lot of people who are not happy with how it went down. The state has a closed primary, which means voters must be registered as a Democrat or a Republican, not an independent, to vote in one of those respective primaries. This isn’t an uncommon practice, as there […]

By Lucy Gamades· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RENNER: Southwest Airlines removing Arabic-speaking passenger perpetuates Islamophobia

RENNER: Southwest Airlines removing Arabic-speaking passenger perpetuates Islamophobia

A University of California, Berkeley student was removed from his Southwest flight for speaking Arabic on the phone with his uncle, The New York Times reported. As the plane sat idle before departure, the student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, was approached by an Arabic-speaking Southwest Airlines employee. The employee first greeted Makhzoomi in Arabic and then switched to English to question the […]

By Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
GANS: Fish Down Under prepares for difficult goodbye

GANS: Fish Down Under prepares for difficult goodbye

If I had to write a novel about my life, I’d probably call it “Felicia and her Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Goodbye Skills.” You can ask Natalie, my roommate for two and a half years. It didn’t matter whether we were leaving for a four-day Thanksgiving vacation or a four-month study abroad semester. I always left with an […]

By Felicia Gans· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Ben and Jerry’s co-founders arrested, exert rights at U.S. Capitol

EDITORIAL: Ben and Jerry’s co-founders arrested, exert rights at U.S. Capitol

The founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, were arrested Monday at the Democracy Spring protests at the U.S. Capitol, The Washington Post reported. Their company’s Twitter account featured the two in a post captioned with, “Our co-founders got arrested today on the US Capitol steps.” The two men were arrested for “unlawful demonstration activities,” according […]

By Editors· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Coachella serves as catalyst for cultural appropriation

BURSTEIN: Coachella serves as catalyst for cultural appropriation

This past weekend was the first weekend of the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Held in California, the festival has become known for its celebrity attendance, fashion trends and that big Ferris wheel — can someone let me know if people can actually ride that? Is it just for display? I demand answers! I feel like an old […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
WILSHERE: We have to be kinder to ourselves

WILSHERE: We have to be kinder to ourselves

As someone who likes to wake up early and stay up late, late nights can be an interesting time for me. My late nights are saturated with reflecting on the day’s events and writing about them in the diary I’ve kept since eighth grade, de-stressing with my gym buddy, trying to get work done with friends and inevitably failing. More […]

By Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Scarlett Johansson perpetuates Hollywood yellowface in “Ghost in the Shell” casting

TENTINDO: Scarlett Johansson perpetuates Hollywood yellowface in “Ghost in the Shell” casting

This week, Scarlett Johansson and the filmmakers behind the upcoming movie “Ghost in the Shell” fell under criticism for the decision to cast Johansson in a role as an Asian woman. The movie, produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, is still set to be released in 2017 despite this criticism. Johansson was cast as the cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi […]

By Will Tentindo· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion