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Evana Bodiker

Undergraduate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman in light of Mockingjay Part One

When an actor passes away, the world goes abuzz before falling into the silencing shock of memoriam. The temporary media phenomenon following a star’s death, especially if it is accidental, is often fueled with speculation, rumors, and outrageous tabloid headlines…

0 Comments / 171 View / December 2, 2014

In Defense of American Horror Story

Shock value. The media hungers for the stories that make their audiences gasp. Ryan Murphy—creator of the acclaimed and oft talked about anthology series American Horror Story—knows a thing or two about not just what will shock audiences, but what…

0 Comments / 443 View / November 25, 2014

Get Your Flu Shot, Don’t Worry About Ebola

With all the hype surrounding the highly covered super-virus Ebola, many people are forgetting there is a medical concern that actually affects thousands of Americans directly and more fatally: the flu. Despite the obvious shock factor of a virus such…

0 Comments / 193 View / November 14, 2014

The New Feminism

What is feminism? Quite simply, it might be defined as a society affording equal opportunities to both genders. Is it cool now to call yourself a feminist? Right now, the answer seems to be yes, but it goes beyond being…

0 Comments / 91 View / November 12, 2014

Reviewing Lena Dunham’s Debut ‘Not That Kind of Girl’

When the public knows someone as the could-be voice of a generation, there is a lot of pressure surrounding the release of any major work from this figure, especially a debut book. Furthermore, celebrities are often discounted when it comes…

0 Comments / 184 View / November 3, 2014

UNC’s Scandal is No Laughing Matter

Lux, libertas. Translation: light and liberty. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill boasts this principle as its mission statement. However, in light of Kenneth Wainstein’s (former federal prosecutor) recent release of investigation reports of = academic fraud, that mission…

1 Comment / 269 View / October 28, 2014

Yik Yak – A Place for Racism and Sexism

“Did you Yak that?” is a question that can be heard from at least one college student’s mouth everyday. Apps are like viruses in dorms: once one person gets it, everyone else will get it quickly after. Yik Yak, an…

6 Comments / 834 View / September 28, 2014

Does Sober Mean Missing Out?

When it comes to college, the word “experimentation” becomes a synonym to the phrase university life. Many freshman fall into the traps of hallowed clichés, like getting a regrettable tattoo within the first semester or even asking one too many…

2 Comments / 749 View / September 23, 2014

Joan Rivers Through Different Eyes

Joan Rivers. It has been a few weeks until the infamously sharp-tongued comedienne passed away due to surgical complications. Perhaps because of the immediate response to her death—whether it was mournful or startlingly jubilant—I wanted to let the commotion surrounding…

1 Comment / 100 View / September 22, 2014

The Artist of Our Generation

In today’s music industry, survivalism is a feat most artists fail to accomplish. With each year’s influx of Top 40 trends and waves of popular, innovative genres such as dubstep and crossover country music, an artist’s staying power is often…

0 Comments / 301 View / September 13, 2014