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Britney’s Bungles

I WAS HOPING THAT someone in Britney Spears’ camp might have sent her a copy of my open-letter article addressed to her last semester.

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A clear view of ‘The Hills’

A PECULIAR THING HAPPENED last Monday night that I still haven’t quite recovered from. I walked into my friend’s living room to encounter four grown, educated adults screaming at the television set, booing and hissing at a bevy of beautiful and stupidly banal characters who seemed to do nothing more than eat out and talk badly about one another for the show’s thirty-minute run.

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The fear and anxiety of an “uncertain fate”

A STARTLING REALIZATION HIT me when I powered up my computer to begin writing this week’s column. This is my last article of the semester. More pointedly than that, this is my last article of my undergraduate career. I would ...

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Imus debacle, revealing

I HATE TO BEAT a dead horse, but this Don Imus business has been on my mind for a few days. Foremost, I think he’s a dumb-dumb for saying what he did. In fact, I feel it was outright offensive, ...

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In defense of smokers

I HAVE A SECRET. I love the designated smoking sections on campus. It isn’t even about being a smoker for me. Mostly, I just enjoy the sense of security these tiny pockets on campus offer. Before I go on, I ...

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Gossip: not as good as we thought?

WITH SO FEW weeks left until the end of my undergraduate career, I was hoping to coast by on autopilot for the remainder of the semester, avoiding any and all dirty imbroglios that might come my way. But as luck ...

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Reconsidering the “sorority girl” stereotype

A FUNNY THING happened last week: I found myself inside the meeting room of one our campus’s sororities. It was surreal insofar as my experience was remarkably enlightening, and I came to the startling conclusion that my perceptions of what ...

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