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Review || Film: It Had Great Potential, But "Horns" Missed the Point

Jessica Wombles

February 15, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

“The boy who lived” finally went to hell in Daniel Radcliffe’s 2013 role as Ig in the new-to-Netflix fantasy horror, “Horns.” Ig Perrish and Merrin Williams are everyone’s favorite star-crossed couple, until Merrin ...

Review || Film: Ivory Tower and its Failed Call to Action

Pamela Huber

February 5, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

This 2014 Sundance darling focuses a critical lens on higher education in America as a time when the institution is reaching its breaking point and student debt soars above one trillion dollars. The documentary by esteemed direct...

Opinion || Policing with force: The problem with police brutality

Laura Saini

February 5, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture

Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American boy, was playing outside a recreation center with a toy gun. Two police officers arrived at the scene after receiving a 911 call about suspicious activity. Within two seconds of exiting the...

Bye bye Birdie

Nathan Strauss

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete)

At their peak, a passing flock could darken the sky for hours. The downbeat of their wings would cause a chilling draft. By some estimates, a single discharge from a gun could bring down 30 birds or more. The last passenger p...

From phone to fork

Eleanor Greene

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete)

Jack Vogtle sits in a metal chair in front of the Davenport Coffee Lounge at American University. Even though he leaves his backpack on when he sits down, he seems instantly comfortable.Over the summer, Vogtle was a bike courier for Postmate...

Environmentalism in Dubai and DC

Miranda Cleland

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics, The District

Visions of Dubai include enormous malls, vending machines that dispense gold and a police force that drives around in Lamborghinis. Rarely does environmental sustainability come to mind when thinking of this oasis in the Arabian ...

The elephant in the room

Casey Chiappetta

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

It’s 2014—it’s time for a frank conversation about coming out. Fearing backlash from family members and friends, and ostracism from social circles shouldn’t determine when people acknowledge a very large part of who...

Protesting pedophilia

Shelby Ostergaard

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

John Wojnowski is the man who can’t be moved. He’s the man on the corner, the one holding his sign in front of the Apostolic Nunciature, unofficially referred to as the Vatican Embassy. He’s been standing on the corner of Massa...

Dead man walking

Laura Saini

January 8, 2015

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

Alan Gell spent six years on death row. At the age of 21, he was convicted of robbery and first-degree murder of a 56-year-old retired trucker, Allen Jenkins. Gell’s girlfriend at the time and her friend gave false testimon...