Kenya’s Supreme Court Ruling and Steps to Democracy

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Growing up and living in three African countries — Zambia, Nigeria, and Kenya — has given me the unique opportunity to have lived through the different regimes and government types, and I have been a witness to the steps African countries in general, and Kenya specifically, have taken in the […]

The Sum of All Fears: Nuclear North Korea

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By Bryce Bower, Staff Writer “But among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them.”  President Barack Obama delivered this line during his visit to Hiroshima in May of 2016, alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who […]

Inspirations from Under the Needle: Tattoos and Why People Get Them

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer Do YOU have a tattoo? If so, why is it significant to you? Does it mark a milestone in your life or represent a significant spiritual belief? Would you agree that your tattoo helps to tell the story about who you are as an individual? Respected tattoo anthropologist, Lars Krutak, […]

Why Your Coursepacks Cost a Ton


By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief Amidst the excitement of coming back to school and the joy of seeing all of our friends again, the first week of school also included a swift punch in the wallet: when we realized that, on top of tuition, fees, books, room and board, the cases we use for class would […]

The Best Ways to Help With Relief Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer As America began recouping from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane whose collision course shredded towns across Texas, Hurricane Irma commenced its journey towards the United States promising to be almost as destructive. Hurricane Harvey has already caused as much as $180 million in damages, according to […]

Romania, My Second Acasă

I went to Romania for a TEM Lab consulting project for an IKEA supplier, thinking my sole focus would be to advance the business with strategic market entry recommendations. However, I left with friends of those “mysterious” people, an appreciation of their rich culture, and a historical and hopeful perspective of this nation. I left […]

A T-bird’s First Flight: My Summerim in South Africa

By Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer A young woman stands on the deck of a pirate ship, peering over the railing at the choppy waters below. A single dolphin cuts through the surface, cheerfully keeping pace in the ship’s wake. The woman pulls her jacket closer, shielding herself from the whipping wind. As she gazes overboard, […]