Signed Editorial

Flawed model

Within the stream of Top 40 hits, there’s a nauseating sound that makes me uncomfortable.
Taylor Swift’s songs drip with the damn-that’s-catchy sweetness of saturated pop, but upon closer examination they have a hidden darkness.Continue...

Rethink week

It wasn’t until I became a FREC that I understood how Frosh Week shaped the way I think
about alcohol.Continue...

Let them be

From the Book of Genesis, where a serpent tempts Eve, to big-screen Hollywood productions like Snakes on a Plane; the fear of snakes is engrained into the minds of many. Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes, has been passed on for centuries.Continue...

A little help?

The life of a student is pretty simple. We eat, sleep, chug coffee and study. If we’re lucky, we get to go out and have a social life that doesn’t consist of late nights at Stauffer. It may not seem like an exciting life but it’s certainly a stressful one.Continue...

The game

Whether it’s in the cloistered halls of high school or the confines of a tiny dorm room, most of us have taken part in the overachievement game. I know because I’ve been doing it for years.Continue...

Motor matters

Whether it’s texting or drinking, we can’t count on the universe to tweet us every time we might make a mistake.Continue...

In a name

To me, the name by which we call something is not happenstance. Far from arbitrary, a name is an integral part of that thing.Continue...

Digital shadows

As we tweet, comment, like and post on walls, a shadowy digital version of us is compiled in cyberspace. It’s a virtual copy of ourselves with an appearance, personality and lifestyle.Continue...

Eds, out

Though the Editorials page acts as the voice of the Journal as a publication, it can’t represent all of its employees at once.Continue...

Go vote

Before using the Vote Compass, I thought it would be a fun little activity with no bearing on how I would actually vote. Seeing the results, however, caused me to reflect on the phenomenon of people supporting politicians whose politics they don’t necessarily agree with.Continue...

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