• 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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  • The Elusive Weezer
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    Anxious Weezer fans can finally rest assured: the Black Album is coming. With last week’s release of “Can’t Knock the Hustle”, a funky, Beck-inspired single, Weezer announced that its much anticipated Black Album will be released in 2019. Disillusioned by the band’s obvious attempts for pop stardom—think “Beverly Hills” and “Happy Hour”—Weezer purists who long […]

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  • Admitting to Human Difference
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    As globalization continues to run its course, and people of different cultures engage in closer interactions, we are beginning to discover human differences. We look different, speak different languages, and hold different beliefs. I think people are generally at ease with these differences. Afterall, it would be pretty boring if all human beings acted the […]

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  • “Night of the Long Knives”
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    Self-proclaimed “weird band from Phoenix”, AJJ (known formerly as Andrew Jackson Jihad until, shrewdly, the band decided to change its name) has released a Bandcamp-only single, “Night of the Long Knives”. For listeners (myself included) who are not well-versed on German history, AJJ generously summarizes exactly what the Night of the Long Knives is in […]

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  • Luck is a Skill
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    With college admission rates dropping every year, a popular opinion among students and parents is that applying to colleges is a game of chance. So, what’s the most logical choice? Apply to as many colleges as possible because probability says that the more chances I have the greater the probability I’ll get into a great […]

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  • The Problematic Obsession with Elite Colleges
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    Again, it’s the time of year when some high school seniors are beginning to receive Early Decisions from colleges, many of them elite. This marks the start of a new cycle of obsession with the admission decisions made by those elite colleges. Students, parents, and counselors must ask themselves a myriad of questions: Has the […]

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  • Poem: In that More is What is Want
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    Corporeal desire in disheveled hair Mild optical fixtures And early morning brunch, floor mattresses   The youth of 21st century compartica is but a series of idealizations Manifested in the banalities of a less than attainable series of transferences   Cheap penguin paperback Lost lead pencils Black coffee half cup Dancing tip toe, fingers intertwined […]

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