Archive for the ‘Upfront’ Category

To Be (Or Not To Be) A Citizen

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Isabella Grullon

The mechanics of the American immigration system Mauricio Rosa walked, hitch-hiked and swam to the United States to escape the violence of the El Salvadoran civil war in the 1980s. He was just a teenager when he and his wife decided to make the month-long journey on foot to find asylum in the U.S. Rosa, […]

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No (Wo)man’s Land

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Mila Phelps-Friedl

Travel experiences distorted by gender bias The first time I ever came across something that honestly dissected the dangers and limits of what it is truly like to be a woman traveling alone, I was in 10th grade. It was A Girl’s Guide to Saudi Arabia by author Maureen Dowd, and it cleverly examined the […]

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Kings of the Amazon

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Catherine Colgan

Massive online retailer poses unexpected environmental consequences When Jeff Bezos started the company Amazon in 1994, he originally wanted to call it “Cadabra,” in reference to the latter half of the well-known incantation “Abracadabra”. In those days, the online commerce company barely managed to qualify as a business, much less a legacy of the magic […]

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The young and the restless

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Alexis Morillo

America’s sleep deprivation epidemic Gone are the days of counting sheep in order to get a full night’s rest. Now there’s everything from remote control mattresses and memory foam pillows to even medication to aid with restlessness. And if none of those solutions work, there’s always the option of a dependable cup of morning coffee […]

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Nine to Five

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Isabella Grullon

Work, play and fatigue in the modern age Worker’s rights have been an ongoing and non-settable issue for what seems to be forever. Ever since humans have worked for other people, there have always been issues in regards to working conditions, wages and work-family balance. In contrast to feudal times, the Industrial Revolution brought these […]

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The Sun and the Moon

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Rae Harris

The idea that life could be explained by the positions of celestial bodies dates as far back as 1950 BC. The practice of astrology has long outlived those ancient times, and continues to be widely used in modern culture. It is used by individuals to look towards the future, help with decision making and provide […]

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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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