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Students reflect on the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 The United States observes the third Monday of January in honor of the birth, life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. The establishment of this national holiday was heatedly debated before passage in 1986 under Ronald Reagan’s Administration. On campus today, it is difficult to measure whether any of ...

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Students address the record-breaking government shutdown

“It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open,” U.S. Senator Rand Paul said in 2013 about the government shutdown from that year that lasted 16 days. The government has been partially shut down since Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. This is the longest shutdown since ...

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ swings four and a half stars

Based on the 2014 comic series, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” explores the concept of alternate universes within the “Spider-Man” lore. Miles Morales, an Afro-Latino teenager from Brooklyn, is bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes his universe’s Spider-Man. His mentor is Peter B. Parker, an emotionally disheveled divorcee who needs ...

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Students volunteer during alternative break trips

Many students spend the entirety of their break from school in their hometowns with their family, recharging for the next semester. Some, however, choose to volunteer during parts of their break. These students do so through the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement’s Alternative Break Trips. Over winter break, students ...

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‘Bird Box’ challenge ruffles feathers

Do not open your eyes. Never lose sight of survival. While these are just taglines of the novel inspired, Netflix phenomenon “Bird Box,” they are newfound mantras of a few daredevils now blindfolding themselves before doing everyday activities and sometimes dangerous stunts. Like the monsters in “Bird Box,” the movie ...

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Emily Blunt brings her own wonder in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Twenty-five years after the events of the first film, director Rob Marshall takes us back to 17 Cherry Tree Lane. Michael Banks, a single father, risks losing his childhood home if he does not repay his loan in full. In comes Mary Poppins to mend the family together again in ...

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