Milo Yiannopoulos is Finished. Milo Yiannoupoulos is Boring.

February 23, 2017, by Michael Darer, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

Milo Yiannopoulos is boring. He’s hateful and racist. He’s a white supremacist and a xenophobe. He’s homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, and anti-Semitic. He owns a necklace that bears Hitler’s iron cross. And he’s really fucking boring. Imagine having so little to say that your whole career is shock value. Imagine if that one friend you used […]

Let the Computer be Your Ruler

February 23, 2017, by Connor Aberle, Assistant Opinion Editor. 8 Comments

Humans as a species have proven that they cannot properly govern themselves or the Earth. The United States is rife with political battles, income inequality, and a shockingly inferior welfare state. Globally, entire empires have fallen due to political struggles. And even now, leaders of countries oppress their populous. The founding fathers signed the Constitution […]

Tom Brady and the Immorality of Apoliticism

February 23, 2017, by Sam Prescott, Opinion Editor. 5 Comments

Tom Brady is not a gladiator. He undeniably shares many of their defining traits; Brady is a fierce competitor, a compelling entertainer, and a superhuman athlete. But despite his own best efforts to reframe reality, he is not a gladiator. In ancient Rome, the Empire famously used the gladiatorial games as a means of distracting […]

Trump and the Need to Follow Norms

February 16, 2017, by Connor Aberle, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

Not long after his electoral victory, then President-elect Trump made the crucial mistake of accepting a phone call from the president of Taiwan, breaking United States custom and signaling that the next president of the United States will not obey the “One-China” policy.  This simple action led to a rift between the United States and […]

Why the Continued Debate on Obamacare Could Come Back to Hurt Republicans

February 16, 2017, by Peter Dunphy, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Since Barack Obama signed his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law on March 23, 2010, Republicans have made its repeal the galvanizing cause of their party. Ever since, relentless scrutiny of the ACA (also known as Obamacare) has kept healthcare at the forefront of public policy debates. Media sources have presented endless, often only […]

SNL’s War on Trump Raises Interesting Questions About Activism in Comedy

February 16, 2017, by Brooke Kushwaha, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

Donald Trump is our nation’s first president to be featured in a Comedy Central Roast. In 2011, six whole years ago, Trump sat on the dais and received jab after jab from the likes of Snoop Dogg and Jersey Shore’s “The Situation.” It was a different time. Back then, Trump could handle a bit of […]

I Don’t Care That You Don’t Care About Beyoncé

February 16, 2017, by Michael Darer, Opinion Editor. 2 Comments

Trigger Warning for Extended Discussion of Racism and Sexual Violence There is a particularly ugly trend—a culturally delusional, woefully self-involved epidemic—of white people being paid to share uninformed opinions about Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. These pieces complain about her “inappropriate” use of sexuality, the “divisiveness” of her music, or how the writers, white people, deserve to have unfettered emotional access […]

ABBA and the Importance of Self-Care in a World Gone Crazy

February 16, 2017, by Dan Bachman, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

I’ve written a lot of pieces as editor of this section about fears and trauma in this new political climate. In my months here, I have tried to write about staying respectful as an ally, warning against the rise of white supremacy, wrestling with the people in your past, and recently, conveying my deep-seated anger […]

Payoff Syndrome: How Admission to Wesleyan Can Reward Unethical Habits

February 9, 2017, by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 3 Comments

We can never be told enough how much of a privilege it is to attend a school like Wesleyan because it’s immeasurably true. Most alumni I’ve spoken with say that most benefits of a Wesleyan education aren’t apparent until certain things begin to pay off well into adulthood. Nevertheless, it’s crucial to examine how we […]

The Cowardly Allyship of Lady Gaga

February 9, 2017, by Michael Darer, Opinion Editor. 4 Comments

Did you know Lady Gaga wrote a song about the murder of Trayvon Martin? You wouldn’t if you heard it either because it’s kind of just about Lady Gaga being sad about…something, I guess. She’s sad that she heard gunshots close to where she used to chill with someone. Also there are no leaders. It’s […]

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