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Two Days In Bruges

Bruges, a city in the Flemish Region of Belgium, can be summed up as a tiny metropolis of cobbled streets, canals, windmills … Keep Reading

An Acceleration in the Rising Sea Level

On Monday, February 12th, 2018, a new study titled “Climate-change–driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era” was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It stated that, according to 25 years of satellite data, the rise of the global sea level is accelerating dramatically. Lead author of the study,… Keep Reading

Problems Within the #MeToo Movement

In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the Me Too movement. The movement aims to create a community and support system for sexual assault survivors. This platform allows for survivors to share their stories in the public eye, accompanied by the hashtag #MeToo, with the purpose of informing the public and empowering survivors. The sharing of these… Keep Reading

Do We Really Want to Live Forever?

If you’ve spent any amount of time with me in the past couple of weeks, I’ve probably tried to get you to watch Altered Carbon—a new cyberpunk noir murder-mystery based on Richard K. Morgan’s novel of the same name that recently came out on Netflix. The show is set in a world where humans have… Keep Reading

Throne of Glass: A Review

Like every Young Adult Fantasy novel these days, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas has it all: a swashbuckling teen heroine who’s lived through more travesties in her eighteen years of existence than most people have in one lifetime; a creepy male antagonist who is hell-bent on world domination; and the quintessential duo of… Keep Reading

Have Faith: A Reflection

For Sebastian. Take care, pal, you’ll be missed. Life is fragile and fleeting. Most of us are aware of this, but I’m not sure if we really understand it. I had a bit of a wakeup call recently, when I got an email from my high school with a very vague subject line of “Sad… Keep Reading

Evictions in Baltimore City: Why We Should Care

As a student at Goucher College, living in a county outside of Baltimore city proper, I want to take the time to address a very important issue that affects residents of the city and should be of concern to students as well. I recently wrote a paper about the impact of eviction on women of… Keep Reading

America’s Math Problem

Last Friday, the U.S. Senate passed a two-year budget deal in the early hours of the morning, which was subsequently signed by President Donald Trump. The budget will increase federal spending by close to $300 billion over the course of the next two years, with military spending set to increase by $165 billion and non-defense… Keep Reading

Single City: The Price of Living Alone

Starting in the Fall 2018 term, Residential Life has predicted that there will be around 90 new singles on campus. This would effectively convert every double room in Stimson into a single. While Stimson isn’t known as a glamorous place to live on campus, the prospect of getting to live alone in a double room… Keep Reading

So About Taylor Swift’s Reputation…

Contrary to what she wants you to think, the “old Taylor” definitely isn’t dead. After Swift’s year long media hiatus she dropped a string of disappointing singles. “Look What You Made Me Do”, “…Ready For It?” and “Gorgeous” left a lot to be desired. Despite this, Swift manages to deliver the high-gloss pop we’ve come… Keep Reading

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