Love is a verb

In Culture by Holly KellnerLeave a Comment

Technology has changed how we look at socialization, relationships, and love. We of Generation Y have grown up with such rapidly advancing technology, particularly in the social media department, that our methods of communication would be unrecognizable and even inconceivable to our elementary school selves. Throughout history there have been …

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New X-Men and the Question of Superhero Stasis

In Arts and Culture, Columns, Comics by Dan SpinelliLeave a Comment

In May 2001, Marvel Comics hired Scottish comics writer Grant Morrison to overhaul their flagship heroes, the X-Men. Morrison joined Marvel after a highly successful stint at DC Comics, where he coalesced the Justice League of America into the wildly successful JLA. Like Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman, two other …

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Sourcing Sustainability

In Columns, Culture, Spring 2015 by Guest BloggerLeave a Comment

Science and the humanities form opposite ends of a spectrum — science provides the facts and the humanities provide the story. United, the two motivate action much more strongly than either could alone. In the sustainability movement, though, the two often remain divided, a troubling claim in a time when …

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Seeing Music: What do you think about when you listen to music?

In Columns, Culture by Katie BehrmanLeave a Comment

After an evening straight out of a 1950s movie“college experience,” a few of my classmates and I were walking back from dinner at our English professor’s house. We had eaten stew prepared by a chef, played an Oxford card game called Ex Libris, and listened to classical music. As the …

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Resolutions Gone Wrong

In Columns, Culture by Holly KellnerLeave a Comment

As January comes to a close, the first month of the New Year is under our belts. Thirty-one days ago, you might have made a resolution. Has it lasted so far? Did it last a week, much less a month? Sure, you went to the gym every day until January …

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Articulating Humanity: Can art exist without suffering?

In Columns, Culture by Katie BehrmanLeave a Comment

“We have difficulty imagining it, yet it will come to pass and be quite natural—art without suffering, psychologically healthy, that confides without solemnity, that trusts without sorrow, an art that is on a first-name basis with humanity.” Adrian Leverkühn in Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus Published in 1947, Thomas Mann’s novel …

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The happiest season of all?

In Columns by Holly Kellner1 Comment

With all the Christmas songs, big annual sales, and “holiday cheer,” December is supposed be the happiest season of all. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or even Festivus, you will have some experience dealing with the December holidays. Perhaps you show up to a friend’s party, send some cards, …

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A Made Bed = A Made Mind

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        There’s a reason why hospitals and the military are known for perfect beds. In hospitals, it’s to ensure a clean environment and to reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers for bed-ridden patients. For the military, it has to do with instilling a sense of order and a regimented routine. …

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Spandex and Sex Dolls: Sexual objectification of women in comics

In Columns, Comics by Dan Spinelli2 Comments

Two weeks ago, I addressed the all-too-common practice of using the suffering of women as plot devices for the development of male characters. Now I wish to discuss a more pernicious issue: the rampant sexual objectification of female characters in comics. Comics is certainly not the only medium to treat …

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Holiday Traditions Meet Nontraditional Diets

In Columns, Food by Brianna KrejciLeave a Comment

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are the holidays that have punctuated “the Holiday Season” in my life. This is a joyous time for many, a time to see family and friends, take a break from work and school, and have an excuse to gorge on delicious, homemade food. But for …

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