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Sierra Brown: Six words

BY SIERRA BROWN

I never considered how hard it would be to discuss something about myself in six words.

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Yardain Amron: Jihad porn

BY YARDAIN AMRON

Mid-Facebook procrastination session recently, I came across a video titled “[Graphic] Footage Recovered of ISIS Butchering 1500 Hostages Like Cattle.” The picture preview under the post was of what looked like a twenty-something, likely Arab, crouching and grimacing straight at the camera with a man behind him sprawled on the dirt with what looked like a blood splotch on his bare foot.

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Lauren McCarthy: Stuart Rankin’s simple reminder

BY LAUREN MCCARTHY

When speaking with Mr. Rankin this past weekend, he was adamant on conveying this anecdote and its importance to me. He instructed that I listen closely, affirming that it is perfectly fine to be undecided on a choice of major and convincing me that there is no proven formula to determine the correct career path.

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Victoria Noble: Common sense policies

BY VICTORIA NOBLE

The policies surrounding underage drinking are colored by the political pressure to maintain a tough stance against dangerous adolescent behaviors.

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Avery DiUbaldo: An open letter to the judges of the Barry Bagels' Maize and Blue Homecoming Bagel Contest

BY AVERY DIUBALDO

In what way was “Big House Bagel,” which you selected, preferable to our own entry of “The Bagel House,” which you did not? Why include “Bo Schembagler” among the top 10 and exclude “Bagel Hoke”?

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Haya Alfarhan: Dangerous discourse

BY HAYA ALFARHAN

Nobody asked Maher or Harris or Affleck or Kristof to present their credentials. Their authority on the topic is never questioned. Despite the fact that none of them is actually affected by the radical Islam they seem to discuss.

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Julia Zarina: The importance of not being a Cool Girl

BY JULIA ZARINA

To me, “Gone Girl” has always been a cautionary tale about modeling yourself around an unrealistic ideal, of catering to the expectations of others to a fault and about the motivations that cause someone to become a Cool Girl, taken to their logical extreme.

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