Dating, romance or hooking-up: take your pick

My grandparents met in the little bubble of 1930s University of California at Los Angeles college culture. Jeanette was in a sorority, Dean in a fraternity. He worked at her sorority, and when she decided he was cute, she filled a brown paper bag full of water and dropped it on his head as he worked below her balcony room. They married and stayed married for 68 years, all because of a bag of water. Tell me that’s not one of the most adorable “how’d you guys meet?” stories you’ve ever heard.

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The Oscars, they are-a-changin’

The 89th annual Oscars ceremony tried to separate itself from the aristocratic Hollywood establishment following the boycott of the 2016 Oscars. For example, the Academy tried new approaches in order to relate to a more mainstream audience rather than the elite audience the ceremony is known to gear itself toward.

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Hate is Not Religious

By Jeremy Werner As someone who was born and raised Jewish, I assimilated into many conservative Jewish customs, such as

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Seeing the Gray: The Legislation of Morality

When I say “objective morality,” I’m referring to ethical standards that our society believes are universal, not relative to time and place, such as believing we shouldn’t murder or steal from one another.

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Reconciling Religious Faith and Science

By Stephanie Siok The concepts of evolution and religion are difficult to reconcile, and therefore tough to bring up at

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How to be a Human Being?

How did a generation of people so passionate and fortunate fall into such a state of blatant isolation and lacking creativity? We had one of the best standards of living in the world when we started out as kids. Computers and televisions became staples of our lives rather than a rarity.

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Patriarchy Has No Gender

This is a common fear that is often expressed in a negative way: turning in on ourselves and hurting other women in order to succeed. We cannot let this fear get in the way of female advancement, especially in future generations.

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The Modern Politics of Language

By following the well-trodden path of fascism and socialism as well as countless other ideologies that have become devoid of meaning, populism has become a buzzword.

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See No Evil; Hear No Evil

By: Sarah Stuart-Sikowitz, Contributing Writer It was a cool night in Ithaca, New York, a few hours before Thanksgiving break.

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We Unhappy Many

The community must work together to understand how these rapid changes have affected the neglected portion of the population, strengthening its tenuous bonds into those of mutual trust, and create a more equitable solution based on the needs of the neglected, unhappy many. Once this trust has been created and earned, perhaps we will be able to take on the grandiose narcissists who claim to have the answers to all of our problems at our own expenses.

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