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50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Before Reading This Article

Charlie Christopher, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Editorials

Ah, Thanksgiving Break. A wonderful chance to sit back, relax, eat things, spend time with family, and not study at all. Or not. Whatever works for you. Regardless, in the name of good fun, I have provided for your personal amusement a collection of fifty unusual facts that I suspect you didn’...

Pray for Equal Media Coverage!

Pray for Equal Media Coverage!

Alex Adeseye, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


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On October 31st, 2015, the Islamic State bombed a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula, killing 224 people. Just twelve days later, on November 12th, two suicide bombers, who represented the Islamic State, detonated explosives that killed over 40 people in Beirut, Lebanon. One day later, three ...

What Actually Happened at Mizzou?

What Actually Happened at Mizzou?

Caitlyn Kastner, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Editorials

   In case you’ve been living under a rock lately, a lot has happened recently. Paris was attacked, reportedly by ISIS terrorists, and the U.S. is facing its own internal issues after an unexpected incident aimed to incite racial tension occurred at the University of Missouri.    Personal...

Are you talking about Rape Properly?

Stephen Black, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

Sexual assault is an extremely harrowing and terrifying experience to endure. Being stripped of any semblance of sexual freedom is dangerous for everyone. Despite this however, there seem to be a lack of resources for people to take advantage of when they unfortunately find themselves in situations like...

Oxford: The Next Generation

Jard Lerebours, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


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It's weird. I could have sworn I went to my high school graduation, and yet here I am, taking all of my core classes, surrounded by cliques and listening to three kids reveal things about my peers that I really didn't need to know. Right back like I never left I’m all for juvenile fun but I coul...

No Sunlight? No Problem!

Joshua Chen, Staff Writer

November 8, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

When Coco Chanel visited the French Riviera in 1929, she went home with a sunburn. She passed off the burn as fashionable, fighting the popularity of porcelain skin. Of course, her plebian fan base followed suit, and people started slathering Crisco over their half-naked bodies and baking on the beach....

Mirrors

Mirrors

Sarah Small, Staff Writer

November 1, 2015


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My dorm has the same set up as many on campus: two beds, two desks, two wheely-chairs, two closets, a sink, and one big-ass mirror. When I first arrived on campus, I appreciated the mirror. It felt like a gift: a luxury mirror I could use to fix my hair in the mornings, without straining on my tip-toes...

Houston, We Have A Winning Problem

Charlie Christopher, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


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America has a winning problem. You heard me right. Americans have a problem with winning. Not necessarily that we do too much of it, but that we want it too much. And if we don’t get this problem under control, it’s likely we’ll all lose. Okay, fancy column hook to grab you attention out of t...

Taking Off Your Shoes

Andy Favre, Editorial Writer

October 19, 2015


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When I was thirteen years old, my father took me to Taiwan. As spoiled little Americans, my brother and I took no interest in the airplane food provided by Korean Airlines, and were happy to rush to my Uncle’s apartment in search of more appealing sustenance once the plane landed. My Uncle greeted...

The Loaded Question: Why Weren’t We Told?

The Loaded Question: Why Weren’t We Told?

Samantha Flaugher, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Editorials

  On October 1st, a shooting occurred at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that left nine people dead and another nine injured. Over the last month six smaller shootings have killed two and wounded four at Texas Southern University. To say that the country has been on edge, would be an under...

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