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With the quick and solemn departure of the spooky season, I wanted to reflect on its beauty before we say goodbye to one of the year’s best months. 

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Halloween may have come and gone but these movies are ones that you could, theoretically, watch at any time throughout the fall season. These cult-classics and Disney channel originals are all movies that are mandatory viewing for everyone at some point throughout their lives. So, before we …

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 With cozy sweaters and flannels and a newfound chill in the air, fall is here in full force. Now that summer is over, I am excited to partake in some of my favorite activities to do at this time of the year. 

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Police have recently been under fire for a litany of accusations: ones on police brutality, domestic abuse, racial prejudice and more. Now, police are facing a completely different crisis: the question of vaccination. 

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For the past month, I have been trying to uncover the mystery of the arts, showing what makes it so special and why both the observer and creator are so important to the entire process. All of those previous arguments lead us to the final question: What makes a work of art good? 

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 Back in 2019, Taylor Swift found out that her previous management, Big Machine, sold her records to Ithaca Holdings, owned by music manager Scooter Braun, without her consent. She then announced that she would be re-recording her old albums so that she could own her old work. 

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Over the past couple of weeks I’ve come to realize how harmful social media, in all its forms, is to my mental health. For all the connecting it claims to do, it also does a lot of tearing apart. 

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For the past month, I have been trying to uncover the mystery of the arts, showing what makes it so special and why both the observer and creator are so important to the entire process. All of those previous arguments lead us to the final question: What makes a work of art good? 

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 Back in 2019, Taylor Swift found out that her previous management, Big Machine, sold her records to Ithaca Holdings, owned by music manager Scooter Braun, without her consent. She then announced that she would be re-recording her old albums so that she could own her old work. 

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Over the past couple of weeks I’ve come to realize how harmful social media, in all its forms, is to my mental health. For all the connecting it claims to do, it also does a lot of tearing apart. 

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Two weeks ago, I talked about the arts and why I think they should be appreciated more, discussing the uniqueness of the arts as a form of communication between creator and observer that transcends space and time. 

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This past weekend, I went to see “Candyman” in theaters. I had seen “Shang-Chi” a couple weeks ago and for some reason I was in love with the theater I had gone to. 

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 The 2021 Met Gala was this past week and the theme for this year was “American Independence” highlighting American fashion. I always enjoy looking at the fashions from the Met Gala from the comfort of my bed in my sweatpants. I don’t have any credentials to critique the looks of the Met but…

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Omaha has been a fun city for me to explore mainly because it’s so similar to where I’m from, Des Moines, Iowa. 

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On a multitude of occasions I have found myself saying, “Your opinion is objectively incorrect.” The paradoxical nature of the joke is what makes it humorous, but a deep dive into the pretentious world of art reviewing and analysis will reveal that this phrase, and its variations, have an un…

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 When I was in fifth grade I told my teacher I wanted to be an OB/GYN; at the ripe age of twelve, I knew I wanted to deliver babies. Somehow that made sense and everyone in my life just went along with it. 

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 The art of vilifying someone isn’t foreign to us. The social politics of elementary, middle and high school have taught us who we like to spend time with and who we don’t like to spend time with. 

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 During my freshman year I took the introduction to philosophy class that everyone takes and actually thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so that I thought maybe I had found a passion of mine, and that maybe I could add a minor in philosophy. This semester I’m taking a philosophical ethics course…

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With a new mask mandate on campus and a somewhat vague email about when and where you should wear your masks, there may be a sense of regressing back to last year’s peak pandemic antics. 

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College during a pandemic is something few have had to navigate. For some, it was difficult to make meaningful connections with others in an almost completely digital world. The desire to go out was decreased because chronically socially anxious people had a valid reason to stay inside; the …

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When I walk to the back of Jack & Ed’s, I am faced with the line of refrigerators, filled with sodas, energy drinks, waters and many more beverages, but it’s the Peace Teas that always catch my attention.

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I realized in January that I’ve spent a lot of time in the past year looking in the mirror. It’s not because I necessarily chose to, but as I spent months and months in quarantine, I seemed to pass by the mirror more often and linger for longer. 

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 In America we preach about justice for all but that is far from the truth. Everyone is equal under our flag of freedom but that freedom is not extended beyond our borders. We as a society believe in justice for all except non-Americans. 

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 The CDC reports that for women older than the age of 30, the pregnancy-related mortality rate for Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women was four to five times higher than it was for white women. These numbers are stark — and the issue is direly in need of being addressed. 

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In the absence of spring break, Creighton students are being gifted a singular day on March 10 to do whatever they want. While some might be infuriated by spring break plans that have wilted away, I’d like to look on the brighter side of things. 

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As a breakfast connoisseur, Saturdays and Sundays on campus are an exciting time. Witnessing the beauty of the vegetarian station, chef’s station and yogurt station at Brandeis is a must-see event. Just a glimpse at the sheer awesomeness contained behind the plexiglass is enough to satisfy m…

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2018 began a worldwide fight for climate and environmental justice as Greta Thunberg made waves with her actions and voice. The fight for racial justice has been decades long, but 2020 birthed a mainstream fight for racial justice as anger and sadness over countless unjust deaths boiled over…

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Uganda’s Jan. 14 election was nothing out of the norm. Yoweri Museveni, the country’s president since 1986, won the election against his opponent, Bobi Wine, with 58% of the vote. 

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In today’s society, there is a level of consciousness being obtained. America has finally awakened from its four-hundred-year slumber, where it played a role of ignorance, denial and hypocrisy.

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 As Halloween approaches, stores across the nation begin to revamp their candy production, and we willingly accept their tributes to the spooky season with open mouths and sweet teeth. 

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 If you have been by Davis Hall recently, you may have been approached by a friendly black cat. Although the cat has received an abundance of positive attention from students — and deservingly so — one’s first thought upon seeing her may not be as positive. 

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 Kamala Harris’s name on the 2020 presidential ballot is historic for the nation, and is especially notable for women of color. However, most only know her as a person of African American descent, when she is actually of Asian Indian descent as well.

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 In fifth grade, I was sitting next to a kid, who was looking around frantically. In his hands was a completely blank worksheet. In only a couple minutes, the teacher was going to ask us to pass them forward, so he turned to me and asked if he could copy off of me. 

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The year 2020 has been far from typical. From the political face of the United States being a former reality TV star to devastating wildfires to the whole world being on pause, our perception of normalcy is certainly skewed. 

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 Every now and then, I’m walking around campus with a mask on my face, exuberant about Creighton’s hygiene. The thought of hundreds of young adults getting stabbed in the nostril until they cry brings a smile to my face. Simply the concept of forcing thousands to sit down while they are lace…

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 2020 is a landmark year for college students. Through hardship and heartache, it is now more than ever that our generation has the chance to contribute our voices to the national community. 

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 If you’re a “Saturday Night Live” fan (or check Twitter), you probably noticed Bill Burr’s opening “SNL” monologue trending this weekend. Some fans thought it was controversial: Burr called out white women for being complicit in thousands of years of white supremacy. And he was right.

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 With our country in its current state of unrest and division, we need now more than ever a person who will strive to unite Americans. 

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When it comes to storytelling, the emotional connection is everything. No matter the genre, if the audience doesn’t know what emotion to feel, then the story will struggle to be successful in both entertaining the audience and pushing any meaningful theme.

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The passage of Legislative Bill 814 restricts abortion rights and is a method ban based on political beliefs rather than medical best practices. Once again, the question of abortion rights and reproductive health care is being judged in a political lens rather than through practical medical …

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Nebraska’s ban on dismemberment abortions is a step forward for women and unborn children, two groups which have systematically been silenced in U.S. society. 

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It is clear from the furrowed brows, exhausted faces and increased rate of cold brews from Starbucks that the lack of fall break is taking its toll on students, faculty and staff. The usual respite centered in mid-October is no more, and it’s evident everyone feels the effects of this change…

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On the evening of Sept. 18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. Her death is just another upsetting event to happen this year, first, because cancer has claimed yet another life and second, because her death is going to mark a pivotal point in our country’s history.Ginsbur…

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There are a variety of questions and comments that people of color encounter, and in this article, I will discuss and explain the most prevalent ones. Prepare to open your mind, your heart, and your ears to understand and empathize with the plight of people of color.(1) Many people ask, why …

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A crinkle of paper, a bathroom stall and a small white stick launch HBO Max’s newest film release “Unpregnant.” It’s a somewhat familiar story, with its predecessors “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” “Juno,” and even “Dirty Dancing” tackling similar narratives of teen pregnancy, reproductive …

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Seemingly every day, there’s some kind of technological improvement, whether it be a simple update that fixes bugs or a new gaming console that will shake up the market. For some, this constant stream of changes is a daunting concept.In the blink of an eye, one piece of technology or softwar…