article placeholder

Last Call

I leafed through Arthur and Junie B Jones picture books in the downtown library. I ate Super-kid ice cream cones on the benches in Victoria Park. I watched the Lion King, for the very first time, in the old Ode...

Merchants of death

Photo courtesy of Kenneth ChouDeath has never looked so good: glistening new cadillac hearses, intricately carved tombstones and painfully polished mosaic urns line the convention center aisles. In a corne...
Emma Zorn Iansande by Andrew Zorn

Journalism: An unrequited loved?

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsJournalism is broken; that’s what they say. As a J-school student I now know that’s at least partially true. I’ve heard morose fieldwork stories; sat through pleas ...
article placeholder

How WiFi is ruining education

Oh the horror, the horror of that clicking. The nonstop, sadistic cackling of keyboards, as they join in with tens of others, morphing into a never-ending cacophony of sound. The odd student, with a notepad and...
Rosie

Placing blame

Art by Diane SisonThey say there are three rules young women must live by: one, never enter a party alone; two, never leave your drink unattended; and three, never follow a man you don't trust.But lyin...
article placeholder

How innovation will end meat production

“Twitter co-founders invest big in vegan meat company.” It's an anomalous, almost delightfully silly headline, just strange enough to make it in with the other fluff news pieces at six. A plot device made p...
article placeholder

Not as dumb as we look

I am a rabid, codependent, near clinically obsessed fan of NBC's Community. I find myself spontaneously singing Troy and Abed in the morning, lamenting when someone “Britta”s things, and I've been known to ...

New Porn

A career in pornography, historically, was a sure fire way to negatively brand yourself forever; and yet, within today's environment, this old adage couldn't be dissolving at a faster rate. Suddenly, a widespre...
article placeholder

Why we hate the French

There are few things more painful in this life than handing over a fresh check each new semester. At times, one could almost say it physically hurts, and yet for all the snide comments and dramatic eye rolls, i...