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June 15, 2018

The short, one act play Wit by Margaret Edson follows the life of English professor Vivian Bearing as she undergoes experimental treatment for stage four metastatic ovarian cancer. Throughout the play, Vivian ponders her life while receiving treatment and what her life...

June 8, 2018

Growing up in a religious family, having children was an expectation. In church they would preach about how it was a woman’s purpose to bear children as if it were the only thing we were good for. As I grew older and encountered children younger than I was, I found tha...

May 25, 2018

Before Spotify, before iPods, before the internet, and especially before television, there was the radio. In 1933, families sat around their radios and rode through the wild west alongside the Lone Ranger and Tonto, the vigilante pair who was so against killing, they o...

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 30, 2018

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The recent hit movie The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, is an enthralling musical filled with scenes of ambition, love, and heartbreak. It is easy to get lost in the extravagance of it all, especially with such an attractive cas...

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 18, 2018

Since 2014, Report Buyer has found that veganism has grown 600% in the United States alone (from 1% to 6%). As its numbers increase, so does its social recognition. An initial draw to veganism tends to be the health benefits that it may provide, which include, lowering...

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...

April 14, 2018

I didn’t come here to do a snarky bit about why the Fifty Shades series by E. L. James sucks. Because I don’t think it’s funny. This series fills me with rage on so many fronts. There’s a lot of discussion about how this “love” story promotes abuse and sexual violence,...

April 13, 2018

I’m pretty sure everyone has heard about the new hero with the claws in the catsuit. It’s safe to say that T’Challa, king of Wakanda, Black Panther warrior has taken over the world. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther first appeared in Captain America: Civi...

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