Spider-Man: Hero of the Proletariat and Friendly Neighborhood Arch-Nemesis of Militarism

April 20, 2017, by Jack Warren, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

After five movies, two franchises, one Tobey Maguire, and one Andrew Garfield, Spider-Man is finally coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU), the same continuity that brought you the Avengers, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens in theaters on July 7, starring Tom Holland […]

Male Privilege in the Classroom, From an All-Girls Grad

April 20, 2017, by Tara Joy, Staff Writer. 43 Comments

I vividly remember how excited I was to start classes at Wesleyan this past fall. After a long, lazy summer, all of the traumatizing memories of senior year had begun to fade and I was ready to start expanding my mind alongside other bright, intellectually curious young students. I was going to challenge myself! I […]

Resuscitate the Health Care Debate

April 20, 2017, by Emmet Teran, Foreign Correspondent. 1 Comment

Now that the dust has settled, it’d be redundant for me to hop aboard the think piece band wagon, skewering the political circus that was President Trump and Speaker Ryan’s catastrophic attempt to reform the pseudo-caste-system, Frankenstein’s-monster of a national health care program that plagues America. I’d rather not contribute to the black hole of […]

In Times of War, the Media Transforms From Critic to Cheerleader

April 13, 2017, by Michael Darer, Opinion Editor. 2 Comments

The United States is said to have the most powerful military in the world. The nation’s combat assets are intimidating, both in technology and manpower. The weaponry at America’s disposal is terrifying in its intensity and scope, automated and vicious. If there was ever a nation best equipped for war in the history of the […]

On Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday, Remember Sally Hemings

April 13, 2017, by Michael Darer, Opinion Editor. 3 Comments

CW: sexual violence This past Thursday was Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. He is turning 274. He was our third president, and our first Secretary of State. He was also a slaveowner and a rapist. Thomas Jefferson is often held up as one of the primary forces in the development of American statecraft. He is considered one of […]

Spring Has Sprung, and I’m Not Having It

April 13, 2017, by Brooke Kushwaha, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

I just don’t like spring. Say what you want about the warm weather and sunny skies, I don’t see how all this fresh air could possibly be good for anyone. Over the winter, I could deteriorate in my room in peace without fear of interruption, leaving only to cop surreptitious Indian refrigerator meals from Wesshop. […]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Reince: Martyrdom in Politics

April 13, 2017, by Sam Prescott, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

Harry Potter is the ultimate martyr, to a quixotic and unattainable degree. His tale of sacrifice and rebirth is a paragon of the Christian tradition placed in a secular or even quasi-pagan context, giving the story a moral ubiquity while protecting its religious familiarity. Harry achieves this status by sacrificing his life to make an […]

White Supremacy is Terrorism

April 10, 2017, by Michael Darer, Opinion Editor. 14 Comments

On March 20, James Harris Jackson attacked Timothy Caughman in New York City, stabbing him multiple times. Though originally from Baltimore, Jackson had traveled to Manhattan, as he told police, for the purpose of killing Black men. He explained that his choice of location was a ploy to make a statement, to ensure the publicity […]

Death to Cool Girl Beauty

April 10, 2017, by Tara Joy, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

About half of you probably read the words “Cool Girl” in the title and nodded in immediate recognition. The other half of you are not hopelessly addicted to social media, in which case I will break it down for you. You definitely know a Cool Girl, and probably follow one on Instagram, who has an […]

How “This is Us” Will Save America

April 10, 2017, by Jack Warren, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

I live off of cheesy TV. It has become a fact of my emotionally volatile collegiate existence. I can only take so much “Mr. Robot” edginess, “Game of Thrones” grit, and “BoJack Horseman” nihilism before I need a break to the tune of “Jane the Virgin,” “Bob’s Burgers,” or “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Twenty-first century TV offers […]

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