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‘Look, North Koreans!’

| Thursday, February 15, 2018

I was casually swiping through the stories on my Instagram when I saw a video of a group of young ladies, each waving a small flag with perfect synchronization. A friend sitting next to me glanced over my phone and exclaimed, “Wow, that’s impressive!” It was striking to see read more

How to make the internet a better place

| Wednesday, February 14, 2018

For as long as I’ve had to do school projects requiring some amount of research — since maybe third grade or so — there’s been one word that seems to strike as much fear into my teachers’ hearts as a four-letter curse word. It’s the “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” of academia: Wikipedia. read more

Realizing Lady Liberty’s dream

| Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The 1960s was a period of soul searching for the United States. The civil rights movement was surging ahead, expanding the scope of the American Dream. In the midst of this progress, Congress enacted the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, popularly known as the Hart-Celler Act after its read more

My wakeup call

| Tuesday, February 13, 2018

“Hi, my name is Ciara Hopkinson, and I lived in a convent for eight weeks.” I don’t know what I expected when I signed a contract to live in a convent this past summer. My friends thought I was crazy, my parents were skeptical and my brothers had a read more

Why I’m watching the Olympics

Why I’m watching the Olympics

| Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I don’t particularly care for hockey. I have always thought skiing and snowboarding are a little overrated. The luge absolutely terrifies me. I don’t understand curling, and I have absolutely no idea what ice dancing is. But for the next two weeks, I’m going to watch every second of read more

Vulnerability is not a bad word

Vulnerability is not a bad word

| Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In a world where we are constantly interacting with and presenting ourselves to others, there is little room for vulnerability. We hide what makes us vulnerable, and sometimes it’s necessary in order to stay sane. Hiding physical and emotional weaknesses is a survival tactic; it has always been and read more