Dump and Run

Every year, the fall semester brings a mass of students ready to set themselves up for nine months in the twin cities of Champaign-Urbana.  They bring with them all of the temporary items that come standard in the dormitory sections of Ikea and Target.  At the end of May, they pack up as much as […]

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Climate Change Censorship

Multiple scientists who have received grants from the US Department of Energy (DOE) have been asked to remove references to “global warming” and “climate change” from the descriptions of their research papers. Ecologist and Northeastern University associate professor Jennifer Bowen was instructed by a DOE official to remove these words from the abstract of her […]

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(Not So Disco) Inferno

        On a recent trip to Seattle, my sister and her fiancé reluctantly decided not to waste their money experiencing one of the city’s most popular attractions, the Space Needle. Despite their burning desire to visit the top of the pointy observation tower, they weren’t interested in dropping forty bucks to look at a city […]

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