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Obama’s Immigration Reform Gambit

By Michaela Cross “I’m here today, because the time had come for common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform,” said President Obama, addressing a crowd in Del Sol High School, Nevada on Tuesday. “The time is now. Now is the time. Now is the time.” The Las Vegas audience erupted into chants of…

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To the Provost, a Response

By Stephen Lurie By and large, I love our administration. A very major portion of the UofC administration staff is made up of intelligent (obviously), caring (you’d expect) and more importantly dialogue oriented adults. By virtue of their archaic title, “administrators”, the dictated power relationship is one of asymmetry: they…

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On the New Delhi Rape and India

By Michaela Cross On December 16th, in New Delhi, a young woman got on a bus. When she came out she was bloodied, naked, and dying. On December 17th she was famous in India. And days later she was known throughout the world. Four days before  the un-named woman boarded…

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2013 in…Movies

By Osita Nwanevu 2013 will be yet another exciting year for film. “Serious” film-goers will have plenty to choose from at the box office – from provocative sci-fi and a well-cast biopic to the return of one of high cinema’s most popular directors and a historical drama on slavery with…

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The Same Old Obama

By Michaela Cross When Edgar Blackmon of Second City got up on the stage in the guise of Barack Obama, I remembered that tomorrow morning was the Inauguration. The premise of the skit was that Barack Obama, “not only America’s first black president, but America’s blackest president”, had just entered his…

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2013 in…Music

By Osita Nwanevu While every new year brings a new slate of exciting new music releases, 2013 is already shaping up to be unusually noteworthy. Before the year’s out we’ll see the release of comeback albums from a rock icon and a pop maven, an internet sensation’s full-length debut, a…

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5 Places to Visit Before You Die

By Cindy Wang   A wise man once said that traveling not only broadens the mind, but also the distance between you and your house.   That man is now dead (scurvy), but his insightful words still traverse the world today, much like a viral STD or Matt Lauer.  Never traveled…

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A Room Full of Weebs

By Teresa Valadez 9:00 pm, Saturday night. A line of mostly male twenty-somethings doubles its way down the block, starting and ending in front of the Music Box Theatre. Excitement is high, the patrons clutch pre-ordered tickets in their hands. The hour is at hand—for the US Premiere of the…

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The Future of Drones: Obama and Pakistan

The election is over, and though we can still hear the sounds of the masses chanting “Four more years!,” the time has come to focus on what comes next. While many of us breathe sighs of relief as we can rest assured that Governor Romney will stay in Massachusetts, the…