Opinion: A goodbye worth the heartache

Riley Johansen | Editor-in-Chief  “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” The second I finished my junior year, I instantly knew what I wanted on my parking spot. A simple quote from Winnie the Pooh, a piece of my childhood that I had always kept close. It was cute, sentimental, but most importantly, it […]

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Bad for the environment: Bad for Artists

By Ann Vettikkal Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are just as insane as they sound.  Riding the coattails of recent cryptocurrency excursions like bitcoin, a new form of cryptoart has formed. While bitcoin is considered fungible, meaning it hold equal value with another bitcoin and can be traded in a precisely equal matter, NFTs are a form of cryptoart that are not […]

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Opinion: We need to do more about climate change before it is too late

Raghav Raj | Staff Writer  On April 31, President Joe Biden unveiled new measures to overhaul and upgrade American infrastructure, proclaiming his plan “a once-in-a-generation investment in America.” Officially titled the American Jobs Plan, the initiative is the largest presidential effort to fight climate change ever, dwarfing former President Barack Obama’s 2009 Stimulus bill which allotted a comparatively paltry $90 […]

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Opinion: Mason’s mental health training deserves to roll out to everyone

Shravani Page | Staff Writer Mason has had its fair share of mental health-related issues. And Mason has done a lot to help students combat them.  They’ve allocated more resources and even trained teachers and a small group of students in suicide prevention. They’ve developed numerous connections with Cincinnati Children’s, the Lindner Center of Hope, and organizations such as MindPeace. […]

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Opinion: Choosing myself during the season of love

Shravani Page | Staff Writer  I don’t hate Valentine’s Day.  The hopeless romantic in myself loves it. A day where you have the opportunity to express love toward someone. A day full of chocolates, candlelight dinners, and heart-shaped everything.  My romanticization of this day has stuck with me for a while.  I was somewhat of a “social butterfly” my sophomore […]

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Opinion: Trump’s acquittal reflects lasting effects of political power

Raghav Raj | Staff Writer  On February 13, just over a month after violent right-wing insurrectionists stormed the Capitol building, the second impeachment of former President Donald J. Trump came to an unceremonious, all-too-predictable end. Though a majority of the Senate — by a 57-43 vote — voted for Trump’s conviction, there weren’t enough votes to reach the supermajority needed […]

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Opinion – Going to the movies: a beautiful pastime and its nearing demise

Raghav Raj | Staff Writer  Earlier this month, Warner Media announced that their entire 2021 slate — 17 feature films, including big-name releases like Dennis Villanueve’s ‘Dune’ remake and the fourth installment of The Matrix — would be released on HBO Max concurrently with its theatrical release. This stunning announcement effectively puts an end to the theatrical window before a […]

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