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Did the 2021 Met Gala Miss Its Mark?

The 2021 Met Gala had every opportunity to deviate from tradition and allow for a show-stopping return to one of America’s most beloved fashion moments. The Gala itself had been pushed back from its usual May date for the optimistic sake of holding it when the Covid-19 virus was more under control. In the time […]

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Revisiting Amélie after a Pandemic

The pandemic has led many people to question beliefs surrounding introversion. Some people ended up thriving in a socially limited environment, some are finding that re-entering into their “normal” social lives is overwhelming. Others coped with quarantine by viewing their condensed world through the “main-character” lens. Now approaching its 20-year anniversary, it is the perfect […]

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An evening in the Worker’s City: Metropolis Review

Last week, I was in the Cole Memorial Chapel for the first time since my freshman year. It’s funny to think about how time has elapsed and folded in on itself during my college career as a function of the pandemic. This is a rote idea, but one that I contemplated as I sat in […]

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Titane: a surrealist automobile fever dream about… love?

Authors note: Spoilers ahead! After over a year of theater closure, I wanted nothing but to be blown away by a movie. I longed to leave a theater speechless, tranced, sick and changed forever. Titane fulfilled this wish in the best way possible. In short, Titane is about a killer who is impregnated by a […]

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In the Mood for Love: Frames within Frames

Everyone lives within their own reality, their own frame. Sometimes that frame becomes a fantasy. Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love is an exploration of what happens when that frame, that fantasy is perverse. The film takes place in an overcrowded 1960’s Hong Kong. It tells the story of Mr. Chau and Mrs. Chan […]

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Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: horror & humiliation, hypervisibility, and invisibility

Have you ever seen yourself through another’s eyes? What did it look like? Was it ugly, terrible, horrifying? Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric, among other things, illustrates how a lens of horror descends during a microaggression. In other words, the victim sees a horrific image of themselves. Citizen features a collection of microaggressions […]

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The Velvet Underground: How we Remember the Dead

Memoir-turned-film Prozac Nation shows the story of Elizabeth Wurtzel during her college days, a girl clinically depressed, and perpetually obsessed with Lou Reed. The book is based on Wurtzel’s real experiences, and as I write my review on the Velvet Underground documentary, I can’t help but think of an article Wurtzel wrote as a freshman […]

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Essential Skills for College Students

College students today are in a high-stress environment and under pressure 24/7. Though there are many ways college students learn to cope with the active campus life and course load, some lack understanding of the essential skills college students need to help them succeed.

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Essential Skills for College Students

College students today are in a high-stress environment and under pressure 24/7. Though there are many ways college students learn to cope with the active campus life and course load, some lack understanding of the essential skills college students need to help them succeed.

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Environmental Policy: An Earth Day Celebration

At an Earth Day event at Wheaton College, students participated in a Q and A about the importance of staying active in environmental policymaking. The panel event featured guest speakers Professor Bradford Bishop of the Political Science department and Policy Director for the Trustees of Reservations, Linda Orel. Both the panelists spoke actively and shared […]