The Body Politic: What if Values Were Sexy?

Money is like sex; everyone wants to have it. Without money, American politics looses its linchpin and thus, its relevance. If we think about it, very few political issues have nothing to do with money—who gets it, who loses it,…

1 Comment / 139 View / July 26, 2015

Realism Versus Romanticism A Comparison Of Breakfast At Tiffany’s The Book Versus The Movie

The scene opens with a single car driving down a completely desolate street. It is early morning, and a 1960’s yellow taxicab is coasting to a stop in front of Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue. From the cab emerges…

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“Review: Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck”

When the producers chose Trainwreck as the title for the big-screen debut of white hot comedienne Amy Schumer, they were—perhaps winkingly—setting the film up for many a critical pan by practically prewriting the headline: “Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck Lives Up To…

0 Comments / 180 View / July 25, 2015

Everything That Offends Black People Is Not Racist

Imagine a black man of tall stature and brawny build walks onto an elevator wearing all black—baggy jeans, a hoody, and a face mask—and the only other occupant, an elderly white woman, instinctively clenches her purse and gasps in fear…

2 Comments / 753 View / July 25, 2015

The Roots of Terrorism in the Middle East

Terrorism in the current era has an unusually Arab flare. The region in the status quo is plagued by politically-motivated violence in the name of Islam. According to the Institute for Economics and Peace in the 2014 ranking on the…

1 Comment / 353 View / July 16, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner: What Makes a Hero?

Amid scrutiny, Caitlyn Jenner was presented with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY’s last night. Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, a celebrated Olympian and the stepfather of one of TV’s most notorious family’s, the Kardashians, made…

0 Comments / 277 View / July 16, 2015

The Art of Flight

Human beings have always been fascinated with the idea of flying: to finally be freed from the shackles of gravity that hold us to our earthy prison, and to soar straight to the heavens. This dream started to blend with…

0 Comments / 62 View / July 12, 2015

Security and Privacy in The Age of Digital Proliferation

The challenges of the 21st century have dealt increasingly with groups that are able to take advantage of the decentralized world order and create chaos with the intent of accomplishing group interest as opposed to national interest. This is the…

1 Comment / 89 View / July 10, 2015

Summer Reading? 7 Best Classics For Undergraduates

Reading is a pastime that many people enjoy, but not many people get the opportunity to pursue. For undergraduates, reading for pleasure almost does not exist during the year because of all the reading we have to do for class….

0 Comments / 268 View / July 8, 2015

A New Kind of Classroom

It’s your first day taking Introduction to Genetics and Evolution at Duke University with the renowned professor, Dr.  Mohamed Noor. You haven’t taken biology since high school, so you think the content might be a little too advanced, but you’ll…

0 Comments / 187 View / July 8, 2015