A year old article written by Anthropology professor David Graeber stirred some controversy when Graeber began questioning exactly how necessary all these jobs that have been created within the last half-century really are. Of course, Graeber calls himself out, asking from the readers’ perspective: who are you to say what jobs matter and which don’t?
If you didn’t already know just how bad the CIA tortured captives during the War on Terror, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Tuesday that described the inhumane methods of torture used by CIA officials on detained militants during the George W.
The events in Ferguson, Missouri have rattled our nation. From protests in the streets, sporting events, and, yes, in legislative bodies, Americans have been engaged in an in-depth discussion on the issue of race in the United States.
Holiday parties are boring. They’re just sad get-togethers where you eat snowman-shaped sugar cookies and moan about the weather. College students try to make it fun with ugly Christmas sweaters and a lot of peppermint Schnapps and we’re more inclined to complain about exams and final projects and how little sleep we’ve had. But even that gets boring.
As this semester ends, I find myself continually reflecting on a few things. The Indiana Daily Student ran two pieces about student well-being and sexual violence on campus that were insightful, but filled me with a sense of frustration and hopelessness. Even in my classes people expressed anger.