The Communicator

Fashion Month Highlights

Maggie Sowder

October 26, 2011

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Spring Summer Fashion Month 2012.  The highlight of this month (best described as a fashion designer overload) was a photo of singer Nikki Minaj and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, whose picture was more unexpected and hilarious than anyone thought possible of either ...

School Shootings Can Be Prevented; Lax Gun Laws to Blame

Kerry Fingerle

October 24, 2011

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The act of mourning is indeed a process, and in itself a cycle. We have in the recent past experienced this with the tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed, 14 wounded. Among the wounded is Congresswoman Gabrielle...

Eco Echoes: Environmental Justice

Katie O'Brien

May 3, 2011

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I am tired of people shaking their head and brushing off environmentalism as some cause only for lazy, self-absorbed, rich, white kids who do not work and live off of their parents’ money. Environmentalism is not a cause fighting...

Remember the First Amendment: How the Pledge of Allegiance and US Currency Forgot It

Mari Cohen

May 3, 2011

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The bell rings through the hallway of a public school. Sleepy-eyed students rise to their feet, place their hands over their hearts, and face the flag on the wall. Enunciating each syllable, these students recite the pledge of...

Government Shutdown Threat is Unacceptable

Acer Xu

April 11, 2011

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I lost significant amounts of faith in the federal government last week. The fact that our leaders cannot decide upon how much to cut from a budget mere hours before a deadline shows how ineffective our government is at man...

Spoonful of Suger: Aviation

Eli Sugerman

March 28, 2011


People often share similar childhood experiences and rites of passage. Many of these are “first-time” childhood experiences like riding a bike, going sledding or taking your first flight in an airplane. For many, the exhilaration...

Proper Car Accident Etiquette

Julia Raymond

March 17, 2011

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Last week I had the unfortunate experience of rear-ending a car. It was everything I had imagined it to be: scary, nerve-racking, and eye opening. However, no one had prepared me for the sheer rage of the driver in the car that...

How the Music Industry Killed Rock and Roll

Sophie Davis

February 8, 2011

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It was Little Richard who once said, “Blues had a baby and they named it Rock n’ Roll.” This statement is so indisputably accurate that even the white bands who sculpted the genre would not argue with it. But color aside,...

Excess in Arizona: The Publicity Frenzy in Tucson

Melanie Langa

January 18, 2011

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On Monday, January 10th my world history class observed a moment of silence along with the rest of the nation. In honor of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and those killed or wounded in the shooting in Tucson, Arizona on Satu...

Too Much Tech

Kyle Aaronson

January 6, 2011

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I sat down the other day to watch a movie with my cousins and younger brother. They had their minds set on watching the sixth Harry Potter movie despite how atrocious of a film it is; sadly, OnDemand disappointed them (it didn’t...