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Nietzsche and teenage angst

Nietzsche and teenage angst
December 29, 2020
In Friedrich Nietzsche’s magnum opus, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, he says that our life takes place in three stages: the camel, the lion, and the child. The camel is the initial stage where one begins their quest that is life. The stage of the camel can be considered the most arduous one, where one will experience the most physical and mental stress, a time where we may want an easier path to fulfilling our existence. 

Saving yourself for the vaccine

Saving yourself for the vaccine
Hook-up culture takes a hit after the pandemic causes young adults to limit social interaction
December 9, 2020
Estridge has seen more of the university hook-up life than most people. Being an ex-sorority sister, she is not shy about the horror stories from her friends. But lately, she and her friends are all committed to occasional celibacy in order to stay healthy. 

The Zoo Report: Things to do during winter break

Artwork by Kacey Connolly.
November 20, 2020
Tune in to hear the girls argue over which celebrities they would choose to spend the holidays with.

Should Christmas music be listened to before Thanksgiving?

(Steve Walser / Flickr)
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other
November 19, 2020
A highly-debated topic in a year unlike any other.

Students grapple with mental health as first fully-remote semester draws to a close

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UMass has reported 321 cases of COVID-19 since August 6
November 18, 2020
College students at UMass Amherst, many of whom expected nothing more than a two-week extension of spring break at the onset of remote learning, were thrust into a purgatory of uncertainty commandeered by a novel contagion. 

Meet the NYU student running a small business from her dorm room

Pictured: Samet with 2 of her hand painted bags. Photo from @cutelilbaggies on Instagram
Creating your own version of reality that you can wear
November 18, 2020
Since opening the shop on July 26, Samet has sold around one hundred bags and expanded her business, which originated on Instagram, on several different online shopping websites, including Depop and Etsy, and she isn’t slowing down.

Introspective Ramblings: “Lavender”

Introspective Ramblings:
November 18, 2020
In this week's poem, Celina Rivernider, ponders about the process of reconnecting with yourself and finding unlikely history as you go.

Mass incarceration in Massachusetts

Picture from the San Francisco Bay View courtesy of Google Images
Narratives from formerly incarcerated advocates and their vision of a future beyond prisons
November 16, 2020
What are the experiences of those imprisoned within Massachusetts?

The Zoo Report: Sheila Lynch on New York City during Biden’s win

Artwork by Kacey Connolly.
November 13, 2020
Tune in for a re-cap on what the Big Apple looked like when Joe Biden was declared president-elect.

(Fake) Blonde Moment: Ariana Grande’s TikTok shade and Taylor Swift’s album rights

Artwork by Gracie Donovan
November 11, 2020
Tune in for all the tea on Clare's departure from The Bachelorette.

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and the pursuit of the self

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Fiction is not always fictional
November 11, 2020
We prefer to present ourselves according to some arbitrary set of social norms, ostensibly sleeping well knowing we are ‘normal’ and not some social pariah. However, at times we may experience personal duress, not knowing what our true self is in the pursuit of some societal ideal.

A whirlwind of a Presidential election

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Delaware to deliver victory speech from Google Images
Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
November 11, 2020
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris have officially become the president-elect and vice president-elect for the next four years, making Donald Trump one of the few incumbent presidents to lose in his race for a second term. The results brought a lot of conflicting emotions throughout the United States. 
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