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Phillips: Despite University inaction, students still retain power

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover passed last week, I found myself doing a lot of thinking about the history of this campus, and particularly about how much those student activists in 1968 were willing...

Chen: Marvel has saved the movies

Sophie Chen, Columnist

May 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Warning: This column contains spoilers for the movie “Avengers: Infinity War” Like most people walking out of my 6:40 p.m. showing of “Avengers: Infinity War,” I was feeling a bit zombified. But while my lungs felt lik...

Srivastava: Beware of Cinco de Mayo darties

Heena Srivastava, Columnist

May 3, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

With the simultaneous onset of “darty season” and Cinco de Mayo this Saturday, college students across America will be whipping out their best guacamole recipes and stocking up on Coronas. And while Americans see the day as...

Phillips: In the #MeToo era, go beyond separating the art from the artist

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 29, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I grew up watching “The Cosby Show.” I wanted to be as cool as Denise, as cute as Rudy and as classy as Clair. I cannot emphasize enough how important the Cosby legacy is for so many generations of black people: To see a middle-class...

Phillips: The normalization of binge drinking supports unhealthy behavior

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Fridays, I teach a class of freshman girls at Lake View High School about healthy decision-making as a peer health educator for Peer Health Exchange. We address topics like sexual assault, alcohol abuse and healthy communication....