Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Everyone loves a bit of mindless entertainment. We are constantly inundated with news of awards’ season nominations, wins and, of course, infamous snubs. For many, the news of far-away movie stars goes in one ear and out the other, and perhaps just serves as a fleeting point of conversation or […]

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Lily Purqurian, Staff Writer @lilypurq Ever since it was announced that Officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo were not to be indicted, protestors have taken to the streets. The murders of these unarmed black men and countless others don’t exist as isolated incidents for these crowds, stifled by a policeman’s fatal chokehold on Eric Garner, whose last words were “I can’t […]

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by Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer @thedanosaurus In a Vulture article published Sunday about Chris Rock’s new film “Top Five,” where he acts as director, screenwriter and star, Rock had a lot to say about comedy and the intergenerational gap between himself and his children. Rock started out the interview with a discussion of comedy, relating specifically […]

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By Lucas Williams, Staff Writer @lucaswhatevs Ferguson protesters staged a “die-in” in St. Louis on Sunday, 100 days after Michael Brown’s death. Their bodies outlined with chalk on the pavement, participants laid down in a major intersection in front of Washington University. Some held flowers, while others held signs. But the main opinion held by […]

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By Shannon Watts, Staff Writer @shannon_watts11 The fashion industry in general, and Vogue magazine in particular, are never far from controversy. From minimizing the involvement of women of color in trends like the “big booty” to outright racist shoots and covers, Vogue has created an image as a white-women only, social-context oblivious publication. But on […]

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By Jenna Perlman, Staff Writer @jenna_perlwoman A lesbian couple in Ohio is suing a sperm bank. So they went to the Midwest Sperm Bank, scrolled through binders of suitable male genetics, and picked one – a white male donor, #380. Nine months later, the couple gave birth to a chil, and out popped a dark-skinned […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton “I can’t believe that’s only the first time we’ve heard about an officer being attacked,” I recently overheard a classmate say, upon hearing the news that two police officers were shot this past Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. His tone implied that it would be legitimate for the African American […]

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By Ann Singer, Staff [email protected] When life throws racist innuendos in the form of bananas your way, what do you do? Barcelona’s Dani Alves picked it up and immediately took a bite during a soccer match at Villarreal last Sunday. Alves is a Brazilian, playing for Barcelona. Evidently, someone in the stands didn’t appreciate Alves’ presence. At […]

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By Jacob Carter, Staff [email protected] Nine students at New York University recently banded together to form the “I, too, am NYU” project. The organization’s goal is to bring a voice to the campus’ many racial minority groups and illuminate the discrimination that such students frequently face. The inspiration for the project originated from similar actions […]

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By Ann Singer, Staff Writer @annmsinger Here we go again: a new scientist, a new study, and a not so new debate has caught the world’s attention. Scientist Craig Anderson, director for the study of violence at Iowa State University, recently published a study about the link between violent media exposure and aggression in children. […]

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