Archive for the ‘Upfront’ Category

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Catherine Colgan

How lack of rehabilitation leads to a vicious cycle of recidivism The Clink. The Big House. The Slammer. There are many names for prison. Yet, with significant recidivism rates and overpopulation, perhaps “Revolving Door” would be a more appropriate choice. While prisons are a staple of the justice system, the incarcerated are often pushed out […]

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Sticky Situations

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Evan Popp

When maple tradition and modernity collide in the syrup industry You wake up on Sunday morning to the smell of pancakes. Or maybe it’s waffles or french toast. The smell grows irresistibly stronger as you make your way downstairs. After anticipating the riches of food, you head to the table. What to put on your […]

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Invisibility After Integration

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Isabella Grullon

Why multicultural education misses the mark We all used Elmer’s school glue on our cute arts and crafts projects in elementary school. It left a sticky mess on our fingers and clothes and made our projects look crooked and crinkled. The worst thing about Elmer’s school glue is it only worked with a few materials, […]

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November 9, 2016

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Buzzsaw Magazine

Grieving and gathering our thoughts after the election In the early hours of November 9, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. For most of us, this was the first election we’d ever voted in. And for most of us, this election hit much harder than we expected. With our myriad identities […]

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The Politics of Pumpkin Spice

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by Michele Hau

An exploration of the drink we love to hate It’s time. Heaps of concentrated sugar delicately mixed with warm, frothy milk fat, topped with an enchantingly addictive blend of caffeine, cinnamon, salt, sugar and consumerism; the pumpkin spice latte has made its 13th annual appearance in Starbucks around the world this fall. Besides being characterized […]

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Media Malpractice

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by Mila Phelps-Friedl

How journalism hinders female politicians Pick up any major magazine or newspaper that houses a politics section and, if you look hard enough, you will notice a stark difference in the way that female politicians are covered by the news media in comparison to their male counterparts. It is undeniable how far society has come […]

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Appropriating Patriotism

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by Isabella Grullon

How the conflation of patriotism and nationalism has militarized society In 2008, a baseball fan in Yankee Stadium was forcibly ejected by an officer for trying to go to the bathroom while “God Bless America” was playing during the 7th inning stretch. The man was Bradford Campeau-Laurion, a Boston Red Sox fan living in New […]

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The Creation of Consumerism

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by Alexis Morillo

How the ‘obsession with acquisition’ is built into our everyday existence For basic human survival, air, water, food, clothing and shelter are the only necessities needed for metabolic processes and protection. Besides that, there isn’t anything really required to be able to live. Still, humans are constantly finding things that they believe they need and […]

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The Illusion of the Century

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by Makai Andrews

What the hell happened to the American Dream? They immigrated from Poland in 1935. Came through Ellis Island from Italy. Caught a flight to the United States from Russia after Vladimir Putin’s election. People achieved college educations, found spouses and jobs and started families. Their houses grew in size and slowly they saw their kids […]

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False Advertising

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by Anna Lamb

‘Femvertising’ abstracted by beauty companies for profit A new generation of advertising has hit the airwaves: campaigns by beauty giants like Dove and Pantene showing women and girls in a positive and uplifting light. Consumers and especially women, should be weary of the new era of advertising targeting the female demographic. These advertisements may be […]

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