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Mathew Pregasen

Undergraduate at Columbia University

Kanye West announces new album, “Turbo Grafx 16”

Kanye West has just announced the follow up album name after the Life of Pablo on Twitter:  My next album is titled   “Turbo Grafx 16”   as of now… Our music team estimates there is a 99% chance that this name will…

0 Comments / 358 View / February 27, 2016

The Advent of an Initiative Bodes Well for Journalism

Frustration with the media is no rarity; no matter what political background and cultural views an individual may possess, there is always at least one major, influential media group that is distasteful.  Prior to the birth of social media, the…

0 Comments / 126 View / August 31, 2015

When Rhetoric Equates Violence: The Downfall of Recent Discourse

I typically begin my articles with a few disclosures, and I feel it is appropriate to do so for this read. First, this article is long.  But the length is primarily due to the fact that I believe this is…

8 Comments / 71 View / June 10, 2015

Achieving the Perfect Black Milk Tea

Over the course of this last semester, I acquired a taste for blended teas. I have been drinking black milk tea for years – starting around six or seven years old. But my tea intake from one to two cups…

0 Comments / 186 View / May 27, 2015

One Year In

One year ago, The Undergraduate Times was started as a publication.  There were very few people involved: some close friends from high school, a friend I met over Facebook through my college group, one of her friends from high school…

0 Comments / 72 View / April 26, 2015

The Rise of the Crypto-Fund

Hedge funds may have a long economic history but there is a new player in this game: the crypto-fund.  Put simply, these hedge funds specialize in generating a portfolio off of gains from mainly cryptocurrency trading and mining bitcoins.  But…

0 Comments / 462 View / March 7, 2015

2014: A Year in Review

Boy has 2014 been a crazy year for us here at The Undergraduate Times, we can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store.

0 Comments / 25 View / February 16, 2015

3 Minute Highlights – Obama Immigration Reform 2014 Speech

A snapshot video summary of Obama’s Immigration Reform 2014 Speech in 3 minutes.  

0 Comments / 83 View / February 16, 2015

Charlie Hebdo: There is More to Extremist Violence than what Meets the Press.

As many articles regarding this recent tragedy begin, the attack on Charlie Hebdo is an atrocity that shouldn’t be condoned.  It was an attack that was criticized by the American President, various heads of other foreign states, and most definitely…

0 Comments / 129 View / January 8, 2015

Rethinking Darren Wilson’s Indictment Process, Racism in America, and Constructive Change

A few hours ago, a grand jury decided that there was not “probable cause” to indict Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown, who he fatally shot several months prior.  Minutes after the decision to “not indict” was announced,…

0 Comments / 291 View / November 24, 2014