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Senior year panic is normal

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:51 PM

As graduation approaches for seniors, chief studio producer Caroline Rode says it’s normal to panic and encourages seniors to take it one day at a time.

Reasons to boycott ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Sunday, March 1, 2015 9:18 PM
Trailers for "Fifty Shades of Grey" emphasize the romance, not the abuse, in Christian and Ana's relationship. The film adaptation broke box office records its opening weekend. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

Opinions editor Jamie Bernard explains why she’s boycotting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ mostly because the books the film is based on glorify and perpetuate domestic and sexual violence.

Using female empowerment as an advertising technique

Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:52 PM

Columnist Claire Noack says she’s intrigued by companies that use female empowerment as their main advertising campaigns.

Why Obama’s BuzzFeed video is a smart move

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:36 PM

Reporter Lauren Schaffran thinks President Obama’s recent appearance in a BuzzFeed video is a good way for him to engage with a younger generation.

Closing the college gap

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:49 PM
President Barack Obama introduces America’s College Promise proposal on Air Force One. If passed, it would provide qualifying students two free years of community college and could help close the college completion gap. (Photo courtesy of

Opinions editor Jamie Bernard believes the U.S. needs another movement for education, which could lie in President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal.

Je Suis Charlie: Respect your audience

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:59 PM
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In light of the events surrounding the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, columnist Claire Noack says there shouldn’t be unadulterated freedom of press.

Resolutions versus reality

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:24 PM

Columnist Claire Noack says that people’s New Year’s resolutions are usually petering out or completely forgotten by Februrary. 

Benefits of understanding white privilege

Sunday, February 8, 2015 9:44 PM

Opinions editor Jamie Bernard says that white privilege is the underlying societal system that grants Caucasian people advantages over people of color.

Letter to the editor: Do not trespass on our agency

Friday, February 6, 2015 12:08 PM

Ashley Allan responds to Elliot Polsky’s piece on gender identification, saying she’s hurt and annoyed by philosophers questioning her expereinces as a trans person.

St. Thomas perspectives abroad: Ecuador

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:27 PM
Three children play in Casa Cuna, one of the Working Boys Center's daycares. The organization serves about 2,000 people in Quito, Ecuador every day, according to its website. (Photo courtesy of Abby Anderson)

Senior reporter Baihly Warfield traveled to Quito, Ecuador on a VISION trip and says she is now more grateful for privileges we take for granted in the United States.

St. Thomas perspectives abroad: Madrid

Monday, February 2, 2015 2:05 PM
Photo by Scott Sikich/TommieMedia

As his J-term trip in Europe comes to an end, senior reporter Scott Sikich enjoys the warm winter weather and views of Madrid.

St. Thomas perspective abroad: Paris

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:31 PM
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Senior reporter Scott Sikich talks about being in Paris in the midst of terrorist attacks on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

St. Thomas perspectives abroad: London

Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:21 PM
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From the pub scene to the culture of football, senior reporter Scott Sikich reflects on his experiences while studying abroad in London.

St. Thomas perspectives abroad: Italy

Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:13 PM
Photo by Whitney Oachs/TommieMedia

Reporter Whitney Oachs says her experience studying abroad in Italy during J-Term has given her a newfound global perspective on history, religion and herself.

Why have gender identification?

Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:40 AM

Opinions editor Elliot Polsky says allowing people to choose their gender identification is not the solution for people who feel out of place with their bodily sex.