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Erica Nitschke, Editor in Chief I want to emphasize that these are picks, not predictions. I’m no music critic — just an eager consumer. You can probably tell I’m a little bit of a Kendrick fan. I’m happy to see he’s been nominated for 11 Grammys, and this year there’s no Macklemore to steal it...
tim rosendahl

Starting in the early morning, 212 Broadway fills with contractors, vendors and newly hired staff. Employees make laps around the two-storied space, making decisions on construction plans, ordering merchandise and finishing final touches like wiping down tables and lighting…

dejon allen

This story is the second in a series of features on black students discussing race, identity and microaggression. For part one, visit “No, You Cannot Touch My Hair.” Each year at the Gold Star Marching Band’s banquet, section leaders honor…

Pheafrisia Strachan

No, You Cannot Touch My Hair

Listen carefully to Pheafrisia Strachan speak, and you might catch the way she drops the ‘g’ in words ending in ‘-ing.’ You might notice the way she holds her ‘o’s a bit longer, and maybe pronounces all her vowels…

Marisa Mathews

Growing Up Latina

Sophomore Marisa Mathews’ family has a saying: “Si se puede.” Yes we can. The sophomore sociology student said whenever she feels discouraged, hurt or uninspired, she thinks of the Spanish phrase her immigrant grandparents repeated to her as a…

textbooks are expensive

As a junior in the nursing program, Liz Dauk said this has been her cheapest semester yet. This fall, she spent over $400 on textbooks. Her first semester on campus, she spent closer to $1,300. She said nursing students can expect to pay…

Opinion Filler Photo

As the nation’s campuses immerse themselves in debate, one university has taken a firm stance against “The Coddling of the American Mind.” In early September, American University’s faculty senate unanimously passed a resolution reaffirming its commitment to free expression. The full statement is…