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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….

CONVENIENT ENTERTAINMENT ISN’T GOOD FOR US

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Our world is stuck in the fast lane. Text messages give us instant communication. Amazon promises speedy delivery. McDonalds gets you crappy food quickly. This desire for quickness is driven by an underlying desire for…

THE CHOICE TO HAVE KIDS IS A PERSONAL ONE

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER As age increases, so does the pressure to have children. People expect people to raise more people. It’s a basic assumption that cuts across all countries, cultures and languages that is deeply ingrained in the…

End community college stigma

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Low-cost education is hard to come by. Good low-cost education is even rarer. Great low-cost education is nearly impossible to get. But I got it. Attending Northern Virginia Community College gave me a window into…

Homesickness has a new meaning, and a new cure

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Home doesn’t feel the same anymore. The walls of my room appear to be slowly closing in on me while my legs shake restlessly in back-to-back Zoom classes. I’m not under house arrest, but I…

Beauty isn’t in the eye of the beholder

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Beauty isn’t in the eye of the beholder. It’s a complex concept that we misconstrue. If it were truly in the eye of the beholder, then why do all the models on the magazine covers…

“Tenet” can save the movies

BY LUKE HARRIS Movie theaters have awoken from their deep slumber. After six long months away, I finally got to experience a movie in a theater: Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.” I’ve been looking forward to “Tenet” since it was announced in…

Stop Calling COVID-19 Our New Normal

BY LUKE HARRIS America has thrown in the towel in the fight against the coronavirus. According to the CDC, the U.S. has almost 6 million cases and just over 180,000 deaths. Despite this, we see attempts to live in our…