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November 19, 2018

After hopping off a bus in the small town of Drumnadrochit, a friend and I stood awkwardly huddled together on a cold February night in the Highlands of Scotland. We looked from her phone and up to the house in front of us, checking and then rechecking that the address...

July 20, 2018

Over the three decades that video games have been a mainstream medium, the representation of female characters has been wildly divisive. This discussion reached a peak at the start of the 2010s when female-led video games were a scarcity among the announced titles ever...

June 22, 2018

The Hate U Give deals with the aftermath of the shooting of a young black teenager by a police officer, and readers travel along with Starr, the young female protagonist, as the African American community that she grew up in struggles with this issue. Thomas does not t...

May 14, 2018

 

Every day I see articles about recent mass shootings and how my government is passing another bill that’s going to screw me over, interlaced with videos of frolicking puppies and Disney song mashups. It can be maddening, and recently I have had an increasing need to b...

April 20, 2018

Living in Spain for a year and a half offered me a new perspective of culture: the European type, absolutely, but also something I did not expect—our own. I have to admit, from an outside standpoint, sometimes we really did seem…well, weird. Here are seven things Ameri...

April 16, 2018

Like Fox New and the truth, comedy and politics are both constantly at odds and still simultaneously inseparable. Satire, the particular strain of comedy that deals with politics and power, has existed as long as there has been some kind of government to mock. The Iris...

October 25, 2017

Every September, Bookmans stores across Arizona fight censorship with a few programs, one of which is the Save-a-Book program. Books that have been banned or censored are wrapped in paper and sold blindly; the only information given to the customer is a short descripti...

October 21, 2017

There's nothing worse than negative stereotypes and bad reputations taking over the minds of the masses, thanks in large part to one-sided representation by the media. Writers who know better play a large part in helping to deconstruct these negative views, whether the...

October 13, 2017

Possibly the most iconic American shop known across Europe, experiencing Walmart for the first time as a jet-lagged and slightly bewildered Brit lives up to the hype. A building of pure Americanism, the lit up letters standing tall over the shop seem to blare out the n...

January 12, 2017

As a senior at Northern Arizona University who has witnessed the school change over the past three years, it is important to recognize the impact these continuous modifications are having on the city of Flagstaff. I recently met with one of the city’s new city-council-...

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