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What do the DOE and guns have in common?

It seems that I have to keep writing columns about how over-militarized our country is, and yet no one really seems to pay attention. Well, now it seems that the government has gone as far as to give bookkeepers submachine guns.


Gimmick or act of genius?

Imagine watching your favorite movie in black and white and without dialogue. What would change? You would certainly notice things you hadn’t noticed before: the nuance of the actors, the subtlety of the director’s choices in lighting, staging, etc., the austerity of the colorless world in which the film exists, and many other things.Or you would get bored.This is precisely what director Steven Soderbergh did to the 1981 Spielberg classic “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”


The paradox of racial discourse

There has been a lot of controversy over the use of the word “redskins” – a racist slur towards Native Americans.


Assault and Pepper

Sam Pepper is under fire after posting an offensive “prank” video of him pinching women’s butts in public.The video features Pepper sporting a fake arm tucked inside a sweatshirt pocket.


Taking after Gamma Delta

Millennials are fast becoming one of the most depressed age groups in the country, according to the American College Counseling Association, which reported in 2012 that, since 2000, there has been a 16 percent increase in mental-health visits on college campuses.


Emma Watson sets the feminism record straight

Over the weekend a celebrity familiar with a different kind of audience took to the world stage to disrupt assumed gender binaries.Emma Watson, celebrity actress and goodwill ambassador for United Nations Women and more recently Uruguay, gave an ardent and persuasive speech at the U.N.



Ranking and raving

The Class of 2019’s acceptance letters have already started arriving, prompting a string of #IUSaidYes tweets (which are really quite adorable) along with one of the toughest decisions these 17- and 18-year-olds have ever made.Should they say yes back?


Scotland says no to secession

On the 18th of September the people of Scotland voted to stay within the United Kingdom – 55.3 percent to 44.7 percent.


Flossing a line

Miley Cyrus has officially outdone herself.Instead of sticking to her usual habit of just offending select audiences and viewers with her disgusting mannerisms, she has now taken to offending an entire nation.While performing in Mexico last week, Cyrus allowed one of her backup dancers to grope her


Waste not

I've noticed an upsetting habit among my fellow Hoosiers on campus.I see students carelessly toss plastic bottles, paper, and soda cans right into the trash daily.


Exploiting disorders is tasteless and tacky

Both clothing brands and restaurants seem to lack filters recently.Urban Outfitters’ Kent State sweatshirt was not the first time the clothing store started an uproar.



Off campus blues

As an IU student, I spent one year in the dorms, and like many others before me, decided one was enough.


Bisexuality is the new black

“Orange is the New Black” has been slowly revolutionizing female presence in the media, but I don’t think one of the writers of the show, Lauren Morelli, expected it to change her life so drastically.Morelli realized she was gay in 2012, according to CNN, but it wasn’t until she worked on the show that she finally decided to come out and start dating Samira Wiley, the breakout actress of last season, who’s turn as Poussey, accent à droite, stole the hearts of millions.


Eating local

It’s hard to be a small business, even in a place like Bloomington. But we could help change that.This town loves its local food.


U2 invasion

If you have a registered Apple ID, chances are that you have U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence” already on your device.You probably had no idea that it was there in the first place.


Equal in every way

The recent string of domestic violence incidents involving National Football League players has rocked the sporting world and revealed the indifference with which our culture deals with violence.


Jesus take the wheel

A Pennsylvania teen faces two years of prison for simulating oral sex with a statue of Jesus.



Forgetting history, hurting ourselves

Tragedy is often lost on us the more we move away from an event in time. But by forgetting the solemnity of events, we dishonor those who suffered.By now everyone and their grandmother has heard about Urban Outfitters’ unfortunate clothing mishap.The company sold a $130 “vintage” Kent State sweatshirt covered in what looked like bloodstains.


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