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Unpopular Opinion: Summer should just chill

Unpopular Opinion: Summer should just chill

Tori Scala

October 8, 2019

This summer, I experienced a “hot girl summer,” literally. I was sweaty, sticky, muggy, sunburnt and got sand in places it doesn’t belong. Whenever spring fades away and the heat is here to stay, I always get excited. For one week I tolerated all of these qualities summer has to offer, and then...

Second time’s the charm: making the case for sequels

Second time’s the charm: making the case for sequels

Gabby Felitto

October 5, 2019

Movies like “Exorcist II: The Heretic,” “The Hangover Part Three” and every other “Friday the 13th” have forever given sequels a bad reputation. Many sequels are all about the money because they bring big business, even though they’re usually disappointing. Movie studios usually assume that “b...

Impeaching Pres. Trump isn’t the way

Impeaching Pres. Trump isn’t the way

Chris Harrell

October 4, 2019

I absolutely believe that President Donald Trump is guilty of abusing his office in order to punish his political rival. I want him out of office and stripped of the power that he is using to abuse his authoritarian tendencies. But impeachment isn’t going to get us there. And I’m worried that imp...

Cancel culture is unproductive and wrong

Cancel culture is unproductive and wrong

Sophie Oehler

October 3, 2019

James Charles, Taylor Swift and Kanye West walk into a bar. According to Twitter, the punchline of this joke is they all get “canceled.” “Canceling” refers to a social media trend where fans and haters alike                                       gang up on a celebrity who comm...

Why the Birkenstock trend must finally end

Why the Birkenstock trend must finally end

Gabby Felitto

February 4, 2019

They’re everywhere. I can’t escape them. Every turn I take, I see them. I even see them in my own house. Birkenstocks are driving me crazy. I hate the chunky straps. I know everyone swears they’re comfortable, but those soles look painful. The cork board material isn’t that great either. They...

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Gabby Lescadre

February 3, 2019

Power to the pussy is a great mantra — just not for the entire feminist movement. For a sex that is predisposed to oppression at birth and whose sexual anatomy is a synonym for weakness, turning the word pussy into a symbol of strength and resistance is a no-brainer for feminists. Especially in t...

Unpopular Opinion: Cheese is a disgusting comfort food

Unpopular Opinion: Cheese is a disgusting comfort food

Ari Kotler

February 2, 2019

Cheese is gross. Hold on — let me finish before you let out a loud  scoff and turn the page. I’m not saying cheese always tastes bad. I like a bagel with cream cheese or a slice of pizza as much as the next person. Mixed up with other yummy stuff, cheese isn’t so bad. But to all those folks w...

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