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The recent trigger of trigger warnings

The recent trigger of trigger warnings

Lucy Martirosyan, Contributor
April 25, 2016
Filed under Voices

“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas and subjects that might discomfort or give offense.”

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Beer Pressure

Beer Pressure

Shayla Costa, Contributor
April 15, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Voices

For some reason, not drinking means that I need a shot, so I am met with “Shayla, you want some?” and “You sure?” all throughout the night after countlessly saying that I am completely fine being sober.

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I am not my illness

I am not my illness

Katie Charbonneau, Contributor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Voices

Up until my diagnosis, I didn’t date, rarely went to parties and suffered in silence. I assumed this was just how I was: a bookish homebody who would rather not be around people. I didn’t realize this was my illness, not who I was.

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I’m college athlete and you should drug test me

I’m college athlete and you should drug test me

Hannah Farrell, Contributor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Opinion, Voices

As a Division One athlete now in my third year of college, I have played in three conference championship games, two NCAA tournaments and I'm currently field hockey captain. I have still never been drug tested.

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Life without Facebook

Life without Facebook

Stefan Geller, Contributor
April 11, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology, Voices

I don't know when exactly it dawned on me, but I suddenly realized that, outside of a select few, I did not care in the slightest what these 'friends' of mine were up to (and those that I did, I texted regularly).

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Cult of Passivity

Cult of Passivity

Bethany Thomas, Contributor
April 5, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Voices

A 2014 Pew Research Center survey found that the millennial generation is not only the most racially diverse generation in the history of America, but that it is also the most liberal on both social and political issues.

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Hold the door!

Hold the door!

Daniel Maldonado, Contributor
February 16, 2016
Filed under Multimedia, Voices

Maldonado talks to an etiquette expert on how to properly hold doors in his podcast.

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NFL Fantasy Football: Week nine lineup

NFL Fantasy Football: Week nine lineup

Kevin Kim, Writer
November 6, 2015
Filed under Sports, Voices

Fantasy football week nine. Here's the recommended lineup.

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Trump’s honesty is honestly troubling

Trump’s honesty is honestly troubling

Léa Aliberti, Contributor
October 14, 2015
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Voices

Trump, the self-made billionaire and American celebrity, is everything but presidential.

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NFL Fantasy Football: Week five recap

NFL Fantasy Football: Week five recap

Kevin Kim, Writer
October 13, 2015
Filed under Sports, Voices

Time to analyze (and, unfortunately, criticize) Kevin Kim's picks for the DraftKings week five cash game lineup.

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NFL Fantasy Football: Week five lineup

NFL Fantasy Football: Week five lineup

Kevin Kim, Writer
October 9, 2015
Filed under Sports, Voices

Week Five of NFL Fantasy Football. What's your lineup?

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The warning shot: A school shooting ignored

The warning shot: A school shooting ignored

Brian Bevilacqua, Contributor
October 1, 2015
Filed under Campus, Voices

If two shots had been fired outside a school in Lexington, or any other white school, it would have made the front page of the Boston Globe. When a school consists of mostly Hispanic and Black students, however, nobody lifts their head.

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