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There’s officially a Common App for internships. Though it hasn’t yet gained widespread popularity, students across the country, tasked until now with tediously applying to internships one by one, will soon rejoice.

Throughout the past couple weeks, all I have heard about is summer internships. Whether it’s going to the internship fair, applying to internships or accepting a position, it’s a frequent conversation in my circle of friends, housemates and classmates.

For individuals struggling with mental health, everything life throws at them during college doesn't exactly help.

I am no fan of cold weather. In fact, I detest the very notion of winter. The inclement weather we have been graced with after a hot autumn has not fared well for me. In light of the rapid seasonal change, my body was not ready to handle snow Oct. 31.

There’s something cathartic about parody, especially when it’s directed toward the politically powerful.

Student A: “You’re applying too? I love their campus over in Seattle, but I’m pretty sure my grade-point average doesn’t fit their cutoffs.”

In discourse about politics, I see increased divisiveness, cynicism and an averseness to perspective and debate.

A thought popped into my head as I walked out of Hill Auditorium after a live Q&A with a politician I deeply respect, Hillary Clinton. I realized that, to my recollection, Clinton didn’t mention a single word about the mistakes her campaign made in 2016.

On Oct. 4, reports emerged of an alleged ambush on U.S. troops in Niger by ISIS forces occupying neighboring territory. 

I’m an evolutionary anthropology major, and, if asked for a detailed definition of what exactly that means, I wouldn't be able to give a comprehensive answer. My apologies for not yet memorizing my degree-tailored elevator pitch for future employers — that's a problem for another day.

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