Archive for the ‘Upfront’ Category

Water Wars

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Catherine Colgan

Corporatization Washing out Human Rights Water wars have come a long way from jetting water guns at friends during summertime. As water grows more scarce, not only does a worldwide impact ensure: a new market is created. The term water privatization describes the ownership of public water utilities, or “water systems.” The market is tight […]

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Thirsty Thursday

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Rae Harris

College drinking habits mirror addiction It’s a familiar feeling — Friday night and the sharp smell of liquor is in the air. Students will probably find themselves starting out the night at a pregame, the floors sticky with old beer and a table graced with red Solo cups set up for a few rounds of […]

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Annie Estes

Fulfillment in a materialistic society When it comes to spiritual fulfillment, each individual has their own needs. Be it through religion, relationships or even work, people develop reasons to stay active and motivated — everyone feels the need to fulfill their desires and to find their purpose. As everyone works to achieve their desires in […]

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The Nebulous Cloud

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Owen Walsh

Ecological impaces of the virtual web The Internet is our access to knowledge, our connection to one another, our source of entertainment and, more recently, the place where we store all of the essential data of our existence. The Internet has trained its users to be deeply connected to it, as author and professor of […]

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America and Junk Food

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by Mila Phelps-Friedl

The Toxic Relationship of the Century If we examine the United States in terms of the food it produces, it is likely that your mind will settle on the neon orange of Cheeto puffs, cheesy Doritos, the pastry puff of never-expiring Twinkies or the all-American classic, apple pie. Discounting the organic version of the latter, […]

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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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