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Disney wins big with Lucasfilm

Disney wins big with Lucasfilm

By Jyotika Vallurupalli, Co-editor

February 7, 2017


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Just after The Walt Disney Company’s purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05 billion, many people wondered just what Disney was paying for. The rights to make new Star Wars films? More Indiana Jones? Merchandising? Theme park rides? The movies had seemed to hit a popular and critical ceiling, and ...

Fear and anxiety across the Atlantic mirrors America’s own crisis

By Kate Longinova, Staff writer

January 9, 2017


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The year of 2016 is now in the rearview mirror. It brought many shocking events and it’s time to step back and take a closer look at two of the biggest surprises that 2016 left in its wake: the results of “Brexit” and the U.S. presidential election. They’re more similar than most people think....

Can a President Trump succeed?

Can a President Trump succeed?

By Clarice Pavlak, Features editor

December 13, 2016


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Americans are still shocked that a man viewed as extreme and politically inexperienced as Donald J. Trump could be elected president, leaving many fearful, anxious, and even hopeless about the future. Despite his insensitive comments about various minority groups, however, there is always a chance that P...

Thinking twice about Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Thinking twice about Dylan’s Nobel Prize

By Steven Richardson, Senior writer

November 29, 2016


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The Swedish Academy’s recent decision to award Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature certainly took the world by surprise. Mr. Dylan is the first musician to receive the award, and the reaction among writers has been varied, to say the least. Some, such as best-selling author Stephen King and f...

The West must come together to combat terror

The West must come together to combat terror

By Cassandra Xavier, Co-editor

March 30, 2016


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The face of terrorism is becoming increasingly visible and what’s emerging is ugly. In the past three years, the Western world has suffered through five major terrorist attacks perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists. Two years ago, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev bombed the Boston Marathon...

Let’s talk about Trump–for real

Let’s talk about Trump–for real

By Rebecca Perlin, Senior writer

March 15, 2016


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It’s no secret that Donald J. Trump is a popular topic of conversation these days. From lists of reasons to vote for him (or the many reasons not to) to articles posted about yet another “offensive”—or offensive, no qualifiers, take your pick—thing that he has said, Mr. Trump has taken over...

Experiencing both ends of the political spectrum

Experiencing both ends of the political spectrum

By Drew Rubin, Correspondent

February 11, 2016


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Perhaps you’re “Feeling the Bern.” Or maybe you’re ready to “Make America Great Again.” You’re likely not ready or willing to do both, but I recently had the opportunity to experience both ends of the American political spectrum by attending the Worcester rallies of Vermont Senator Bernie...

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