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PATIENCE IS STILL A VIRTUE, EVEN IN COVID TIMES

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER On a bright Thursday morning, I walked into CVS Pharmacy ready to get my first dose of the Moderna vaccine. It was a day that I had been anticipating ever since the vaccine efficacy numbers…

BE MINIMAL, LIVE MAXIMAL

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER We are always hungry for more. Inflatable tube men lure our eyes to cars we can’t afford while radio jingles burn into our brains product deals we don’t need. American life is constantly being calibrated…

TRAUMA ISN’T ONLY ABOUT VETERANS

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER War scars people. Ever since the American Civil War, the “Soldier’s Heart” has been an issue that instigated studies on the long-term effects of trauma. We’ve seen discussions of trauma in veterans more in recent…

THE OSCARS ARE STILL WORTH IT

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER The Oscars are far from perfect. The tiny gold statue may be full of prestige, but it also carries a legacy of controversy. Racial equity hasn’t always been their priority, and the jury is still…

I MIGHT GRADUATE WITHOUT EVER SETTING FOOT ON CAMPUS

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Online schooling is reaching its breaking point. Last fall, roughly half of grade school students began experiencing the trials and tribulations of learning on the computer. This spring, that trend is set to hold course…

HISTORY IS MORE THAN AVOIDING PAST MISTAKES

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER In some cases, history can be at the center of a battle of how we remember the foundation of a nation. In others, it can be the focal point of worries about declining knowledge. When…

SHAKESPEARE’S PLACE IN EDUCATION NEEDS TO CHANGE

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Shakespeare loved sex jokes. The first scene of “Romeo and Juliet” is basically two horny men, Sampson and Gregory, talking about sex. In ninth grade, my teacher had us read the entirety of “Romeo and…

PIXAR MOVIES AREN’T KIDS MOVIES

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Kids movies don’t have to achieve much. All they need to do is have pretty colors, a clichéd plotline and some slapstick jokes to capture a kid’s attention for an hour or two. On the…

2020 ISN’T THE PROBLEM, WE ARE

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER This year has sucked. There’s no way around it. Blaming 2020 for all the tragedy it has brought upon us is a small, easy way to let the frustrations of this tumultuous year out.  Then…

NUKES AREN’T JUST A PROBLEM OF THE PAST

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER A mysterious, bright flash stopped the city’s people in their tracks. A roar deafened the city. The ground began to shake. These weren’t the consequences of a natural disaster, but rather something man-made: a bomb….