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Existentialism and D&D

       In the 1980’s the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons was at the then height of its popularity, and since then has maintained a significant place pop culture. The game itself is notable in its own right, but what brought national attention to the game was a controversy […]

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“Deep Fake” News: Where is truth when we cannot trust our own eyes?

      There have been a few stories circling on CNN and other major news sites surrounding a phenomenon now known as “deep fake.” In a world of #fakenews that cannot be good to hear. Now, don’t panic, but also take heed. Propaganda is nothing new, but as technology […]

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Is Technology, Creating or Breaking Silence?

      Sitting in the Jammin Java, it is easy to notice how much technology has taken over our lives. Students can be seen sitting at tables typing their assignments on laptops, scrolling through social media feeds on their phones, and ordering a sandwich from the newer kiosk in […]

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Automation: As machines and systems do more and more of the work, how will we adapt to that reality?

      On a global scale jobs are becoming increasingly outsourced to developing countries for their cheap labor, and while there is absolutely a conversation to be had on the humanitarian issue of exploitation, I’d like to focus on jobs themselves. More specifically, how technological leaps and automation have […]

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An Unconventional State of The Union

      On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, nearly 47 million people tuned in to watch President Trump give his third State of the Union address. A general feeling of dismay in our government and especially our President has been popular (even more than normal) as of late. However, I think […]

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The Shutdown: Dignity in a Time of Rage

      During former President Barack Obama’s second term, he had stressed what was always a major part of his vision, diplomacy and global corporation. A large number of right-wing pundits dedicated the better part of almost the entire news cycle attacking his character (sound familiar?) because, in their […]

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Avoiding The Danger of Vice: At What Point Does Self-Care Become Self-Indulgence?

      A growing phrase you’ll hear anywhere in the professional world is “self-care.” It’s particularly popular on college campuses, and for good reason! In a high speed capitalist work environment, we’ve normalized, even glamorized, exhaustion. Being a workaholic is considered a virtue in a world characterized by competition and […]

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An Inevitable Change

      Netflix has become not only a hobby but almost a lifestyle for many people, particularly young adults. It is to no surprise that Netflix’s new crackdown on account sharing has been met with some less than amiable replies. New software developed by the company Synamedia will allow […]

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Renovations: The Dining Commons Gets a Makeover, with More to Come in The Future.

      Plans have been underway for nearly a year to renovate our beloved, yet aging Dining Commons.  Upon returning to campus this spring, students were greeted with some of the changes that have already been finished.       Immediately noticeable is the new paint job. While we […]

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Potential 2020 Candidates Shake Things Up

      With the bringing in of the new year, 2020 is only right around the corner. Not only that, but 2020 is going to be a monumental year in politics where various Democrats throughout the country will throw their hat into the presidential race. Although it is only […]