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The world is your oyster

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What do you get when you take a homebody who hadn’t even left the East Coast until age 20 and put her on a plane traveling across the ocean towards one of the oldest cities in the world? A recipe for disaster is what most would say. Sure, I hadn’t known exactly what I was getting myself into when I turned in my application. Something in the pit of my stomach even tried to stop me from doing so... More »

Political science and the art of prudence

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“If American troops ever entered Pakistan, I would be the first to volunteer for a suicide mission.” This sudden verbal bomb from Saddiq exploded in mid-discussion during the first week of my teaching career. In hindsight, perhaps I should have expected it. After all, I had chosen my first teaching position in the heart of Islamic radicalism: Peshawar, Pakistan. This city rose to global promin... More »

Plants can be grown on Mars

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Humans’ growing curiosity in what lies beyond the stars has led to some major advancements in space exploration. Mankind has taken its first steps on the moon. Satellites are orbiting Earth as we speak. Now the latest intergalactic development is turning a lot greener. Germany’s Aerospace Centre DLR announced on Thursday, April 5 that their Antarctic Greenhouse has successfully harvested their... More »

Self-driving Uber kills pedestrian

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Are self-driving cars a viable, safer option for transportation in the United States? This question, and many others, have been raised after one of Uber’s driverless cars struck and eventually killed a woman in Temple, Arizona. Elain Herzberg, 49 years-old, was walking her bicycle across the street on the evening of March 18, 2018. She was hit initially but passed away later on in the hospital. ... More »

Last male white rhino passes away

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Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, passed away last month. After a decline in health, the 45-year-old (considered elderly in rhino years) was euthanized by a veterinary team. He suffered from age-related issues as well as multiple infections. He leaves behind a daughter, Najia (28 years old), and a granddaughter, Fatu, the only northern white rhinos left in existence. Until his death, Suda... More »

Shooting at YouTube headquarters

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A woman opened fire at the YouTube Headquarters this Tuesday, April 3, wounding three before fatally shooting herself. The suspect, later identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39 of San Diego, entered YouTube’s campus courtyard located in San Bruno CA, near San Fransisco, with frustrations over the company’s policies, according to a CNN report. The active YouTube user then proceeded to shoot at r... More »

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April with CAB

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To end March, Campus Activities Board (CAB) had a successful Mario Kart Night event. Over 100 people came, rode go karts, enjoyed hot dogs from the Dogfather, and had a few laughs. This event was great and the turnout was awesome as well. CAB would like to tha... More »

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Keeping an eye on climate change

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I’m kind of an eco-nerd. Okay, I’m a big eco-nerd, meaning that I advocate for the planet quite a bit. I mean, I was preaching to my roommate about chlorofluorocarbons and air pollution the other day. I’ve seen every episode of Bill Nye Saves the World... More »

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Kneeling sends the wrong message

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The definition of betrayal according to Google is “the action of betraying one’s country, a group, or a person; treachery.” Betrayal is the word I would use to best describe the act of kneeling during our National Anthem. The thought of kneeling during the National Anth... More »

Student workers in the library

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We appreciate and depend upon our student workers. They assist our patrons at the front desk as well as help us with some tasks “behind the scenes.” They even open and close the library when we can’t be here, especially during snow storms. They know their way around the library, so w... More »

CAB takes on NACA in Hartford, Connecticut

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From November 2-4, six members of the Campus Activities Board traveled to Hartford, Conn. to attend NACA Northeast 2017. NACA stands for National Conference for Campus Activities. The students were able to learn more about different campus activities board from many schools in the Northeas... More »

Kevin Spacey & the Hollywood disease

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“That grotesque power dynamic—and the ‘you’ll never work in this town again’ culture of fear it creates… It is the shadowy undercurrent beneath Hollywood’s glitzy veneer, and if this town is going to champion itself as some liberal bastion for equality, progressivis... More »

The Last of Us 2 to be released in 2019

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Back in June of 2013, Naughty Dog developed and produced one of the most popular PlayStation games to be released. The Last of Us is an action-adventure, survival horror videogame, in which players fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic America. In the game, the nation has been... More »

All hail Queen Rupi Kuar

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Grief, self-abandonment, honoring one’s roots, love and empowering oneself are the themes that Rupi Kaur’s collection of poetry is centered around. The Sun and Her Flowers uses poems as a metaphor for comparing the life cycle of a flower to the human condition. Wilting, fal... More »

So close, so far

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During my advising meeting last week, I found out that I can graduate a semester early. And I sort of love that. No, I really love that. Because one night, while reading The Bell Jar, I was suddenly struck by the revelation that I’m about to be a bonafide adult. And I sprawled out on my... More »

Hounds Hot Take: Shondaland isn’t as magical as it’s made out to be

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It’s time to talk about Shonda Rhimes. The creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder has built a television empire over the last fourteen years. But it’s time the empire fell. I loved Grey’s. It’s the gateway show, meaning it was the first... More »

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