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Destination Procrastination

By Samantha Manahan | March 8, 2018

It’s finally March, the month of midterms, t-shirts and spring break. This year you decided to wait to plan a trip after your big tests, but now there’s not a decently-priced flight, and you’re left with broken dreams and no plans. Never fear! -...

Michael Vick and the importance of second chances

By Taurean Small | February 14, 2011

On the day after the most celebrated day of love and friendship, I ask that you take the time to remember those you have grown apart from. Whether it was due to a huge quarrel or just a change in location, I challenge you to reach out and remember those...

Facebook is starting to get really, really creepy

By Jessica Jenks | November 28, 2010

If an alien landed on Earth and said, "Take me to your leader," who would you take it to? Maybe President Barack Obama? Would there be some sort of United Nations conference, or maybe the alien would create a Facebook page and contact Mark Zuckerberg?...

What I learned from The Social Network

What I learned from ‘The Social Network’

By Logan Short | October 6, 2010

I saw the movie The Social Network this weekend and it was everything I had hoped for: smart, witty, dramatic, realistic, blah, blah, blah. While it delivers the story about how Facebook came to exist, it also illustrates how the pressure of success and...

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