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ALANA on speaking out against injustice

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Have you ever been afraid to walk alone across campus late at night? Have you ever been afraid to walk down the street in your town in the middle of the day? I have, and there are many times I still feel that way. I fear every day that I just might become a vi... More »

Should political ads be on social media?

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“DONALD TRUMP: TOO RECKLESS AND TOO DANGEROUS.” I read on the side of Facebook. “Ugh, can I ever get away from all of this?” I thought. I’ll bet that I’m not alone in my frustration with political advertisements. Whether it’s a commercial critic... More »

It’s okay to be scared

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Most of the senior columns I’ve read in my four years at Assumption have said something along the lines of “it goes so fast, don’t take it for granted,” which is true enough, but I kind of feel like they almost always geared toward underclassmen and te... More »

Why are we afraid to be ourselves?

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You, I and everyone around us are constantly acting on a grand stage. We act around our friends, we act around our parents, we act around new people we meet and we act around strangers. Every aspect of every day is spent constantly censoring ourselves so that ... More »

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3 destress tips to get you through finals

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We’ve officially hit mid-November. Congrats on making it this far. Now comes the hard part: finals. Finals week is always daunting, whether you’re a first-year or a senior. You never know what to expect on a test; your professor assigns a huge paper; you h... More »

Pumpkin spice starts fall

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Ah, the crisp and hearty flavors of fall. Whether we really felt the season isn’t entirely certain—from our drawn-out summer to our premature winter chill and snowfall—but for sure, autumn is perhaps the most underrated season of all. Like its vernal cou... More »

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Letter to the Editor: Taking the knee

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To the Editor: The opinion article published in the Le Provocateur on October 18, “Kneeling sends the wrong message,” addressed the act of kneeling during the National Anthem in reference to the recent NFL protests. The article defined betrayal as, “t... More »

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#Me Too

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I was in the library on a Sunday night scrolling through Facebook and avoiding homework when I saw it: “Me too. If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the... More »

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Tricks are for kids (and maybe I’m still one)

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What you’re about to witness will be the greatest trick you have ever seen in your life. As you can tell, there is nothing up my sleeves. Close your eyes. On the count of four, open them, and be amazed. One…two…three…four. And that’s basi... More »

Carry on

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Do you ever think back to those long-lost friendships from years ago? Maybe you had an argument about some trivial, middle-school drama and vowed never to speak to each other again. Maybe you had a friend group that you were absolutely inseparable with, but as... More »

No lamenting over likes

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Ten years ago, a friend was someone that you saw every day, while a follower was someone who legitimately stalked you in the real world. If you liked what someone was wearing, their hair or something that someone said, you would tell them. If you wanted to pic... More »

Unique New York

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Everyone likes to think that they’re different, that there’s something about them that makes them unique from everyone else. We all have that angsty 13 year-old inside of us that thinks that no one could possibly understand us. But, what if that wasn’t t... More »