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Sydney Hartle: A bad joke

BY SYDNEY HARTLE

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are smart women. They are skilled comedians who were definitely aware that the joke was risky when they chose to include it in their Golden Globes monologue. The question is why they did it anyway.

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Abby Taskier: The ethics of Serial

BY ABBY TASKIER

It’s easy to say that this podcast was produced in the name of journalism — that is to say, in the name of uncovering the truth. However, the element remains that this podcast was also produced in the name of entertainment.

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David Harris: Dying a hero

BY DAVID HARRIS

Sledding on a cafeteria tray has been a rite of passage for college students throughout the ages. In the college universe, where a sled would take up about 27 percent of the floor space in our tiny rooms, the cafeteria tray was a hero. It was not the hero that we deserved, but the one we needed.

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Sara Shamaskin: New Year, New Me

BY SARA SHAMASKIN

Sometimes we need help, and we should not be afraid to seek it. At the beginning of the New Year, we look for ways to best complete our goals with helpful hints from BuzzFeed articles, using our friends to encourage each other, looking at others’ habits and setting reminders on phones and computers.

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Michael Schramm: Maximizing the minimum wage

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

Raising the minimum wage will only create new problems for people living on minimum wage. Instead, we need to advocate programs and trade schools to help these people move into higher-paying positions.

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Carly Manes: Jane is not a virgin

BY CARLY MANES

As Jane gradually continues to acknowledge that her worth as a human being is not tied to her sexual activity (or lack thereof), every Monday night at 9 p.m. we get to watch the deconstruction of this historically oppressive concept.

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Rabab Jafri: #Hashtagsforhope

BY RABAB JAFRI

Social media allows a post to travel from one end of the world to another, in a matter of seconds, connecting the globe and allowing solidarity to be spread.

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