Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:42pm
Alexander Satola

There is something special about walking into a bookstore and exploring the collection. Though I don’t do it purposefully, if it is my first time there, I tend to follow a similar path through the store to get myself acquainted. First, I float toward the literature section and walk across the wall from A to Z, scouring through the names of authors both familiar and unknown. Then, my eyes wander to the history and philosophy sections, where I can usually find esoteric titles that sometimes hint more at the tastes of the bookstore employees than the interests of their customers.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 9:10pm
Fortnite tournament aftermath

Fortnite tournament aftermath

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 5:59pm
Noah Harrison

The White House was rocked last week following The New York Times’s publication of a critical Op-Ed from an anonymous senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration, eliciting a far-reaching array of reactions from all sides of the political spectrum.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 5:55pm
New hemisphere, new perspective

At the 5,000-foot summit of a mountain in Wanaka, New Zealand, I cried. I was sitting on the ground eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich after having trekked up the nearly four miles of straight incline trail. There was salt on my face from the sweat, chilling against my skin in the breeze. As I looked out on the water and mountains surrounding me, I felt a sense of calm I had never known — so much so that I was overwhelmed and, before I knew it, I was actually, embarrassingly, crying.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:36pm
Squirrel ego feeding

Squirrel ego feeding

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 5:25pm
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Debate over “fake news” and “alternative facts” is a force currently subverting our country’s ability to hold civil and practical discussion. As a kid, especially one who was always interested in politics, I liked to watch the news.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 5:07pm
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I knew during my senior year of high school that in college I would want to study abroad. I remember making the final decision on the exact location and program my freshman year at the University of Michigan after a heartbreak. I am pretty sure my immature thought process was that this would elicit some sort of longing on his part. He would see me traveling and “living my best life” and eventually come crawling right back.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
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What comes to mind when you hear about Columbus, Ohio? Maybe you remember that it’s the state’s capital, or it’s Guy Fieri’s hometown, or it’s where the very first Wendy’s opened in 1969. (You definitely wouldn’t think of the home of the School We Don’t Speak Of whose mascot is named Brutus).

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:20pm
dividing socialist communities

“Never have I ever had sex with a member,” I said looking around the room at my fellow volunteers and the young members of Kibbutz Baram. I quickly noticed none of the members took a drink. “How is it possible that none of you have had sex with a member?”

“Have sex with another member? I would never!”

“What? Why not!?”

“After growing up and spending all day with other members I view them as my brothers and sisters… having sex with them would just be gross.”

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:01pm
lessons from media

“Gossip Girl” is a popular television show many of my friends binge watch on Netflix. As a fifth grader, I started watching the series live and followed the dramatic lives of high school aged Manhattan Elite, never missing an episode. On a lazy summer afternoon, after scrolling through Netflix with no luck, I decided to re-watch the first episode.