• A Brief Introduction to Weezer
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    Despite groans and snobbish pontification by the music criticism community, Weezer has finally released their fifth self-titled (and fourteenth overall) studio album: the Black Album. Weezer has endured a turbulent history, both with its fans, its former fans, and music listeners in general. Their debut album, Weezer (the Blue Album) received almost universal praise from […]

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  • Will Lab-Grown Meat Solve Climate Change?
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    In 2013, the first lab-grown burger was cooked and eaten at a press conference for a hefty price of $330,000. The event marked the first use of cellular agriculture, a method of growing animal cells artificially in a lab to make meat from scratch. Since then the technology hasn’t changed too much, but hundreds of […]

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  • The Art of Procrastination
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    Have you mentally prepared yourself to stay fully committed to a task or chore, and then found yourself checking social media, switching on the TV, or engrossing yourself in a variety of other activities that have nothing to do with your original plan? Have you ever had something on your to-do list that has been […]

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  • Faith and Reason: An Analysis of Life of Pi’s Commentary on Religion
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    Reason, though it “shines at practicalities––the getting of food, clothing, and shelter,” does not “give greater answers” (Martel 98). On important questions, like the question of God’s existence, where reason does not give us answers, Martel says that believing in an answer (which takes a leap of faith) is necessary to continue living. Unbelief (or […]

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  • Sustainable Holidays
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    Most people view the holiday season as a joyful and fun time. What if it could also be seen as sustainable? The average amount of electricity needed to light a Christmas tree is about the same as it takes to power a 55 inch flat screen TV. To decorate the outside of a house with […]

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  • Artwork Restoration and the Dignity of Art
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    Artwork from hundreds or even thousands of years ago remain on display in museums and exhibits for millions of people to view. Locked away in airtight, glass cases and surrounded by armour and alarms, the world’s most famous pieces of art are contained for their safety. The public is only allowed to view at certain […]

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  • The Fate of Disney+
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    In November of 2017, I wrote an article focusing on Disney’s intent to acquire 20th Century Fox. While for a time it looked like Comcast might swoop in and purchase 20th Century Fox, it looks like Disney will be purchasing 20th Century Fox, though, at the moment, the purchase is not yet official. But, with […]

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  • The Strenuous College Process
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    There is no doubt that the college application process is confusing and emotional. Not only is it extremely difficult to discover what and where you want to study, but you also have to complete a lengthy application and write essays in hopes of being admitted. This is all occurring at a time where you are […]

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  • Gender Inequality and #MeToo in Classical Music
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    Western classical music, pertaining to 16-19th century European musical traditions (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and so on), is often referred to, half facetiously, as “dead white men’s music” from the standpoint of our current society and culture. Most of the Western classical music people listen to historically and nowadays has been composed by European males. The […]

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