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Since I was three years old, I have been drafting a plan for my life. A plan that I expected would unfold exactly the way I wanted it to. However, as I have to realize and have written several times before: you cannot expect your life and the people in it to function according to a script.

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Ever since I was little, my friends and family alike would say I was stubborn. Once I set my mind on something, it was hard for me to swing another way. I’d state a single “no,” and that was it. To be clear, I wasn’t in any way impolite when voicing my staunch opinion, but it was clear that,…

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This week ushered in the news that Harvey Weinstein was finally convicted of two counts in his sexual assault trial that began more than two years ago. The case began when actresses such as Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and Ramola Garai came forward with allegations varying from sexual harassmen…

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Until recently, I wasn’t entirely aware of how monumental the problem of paying off college loans was in the life of an everyday American student. I come from a culture where parents are expected to save up and pay for college — it was a given. Even if they didn’t have the resources to pay f…

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Civilization was founded on the basis of social reciprocity; these communities of people united and, as a result, increased our species’ fitness, survival, and functionality. Urbanity and society thrive on the pillars of social reciprocity: the intrinsic disposition of responding to benevole…

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Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who was surprised that one of her acquaintances, a happy-go-lucky extrovert, admitted that she was secretly having a hard time and felt that no one seemed to like her. My friend didn’t understand how her acquaintance had been so good at hiding her…

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This Valentine’s Day, I decided to dissect my love for romantic comedies: movies that have led to the popularization and commercialization of romance in general. I love romantic comedies, and I make no secret of it. I can perfectly recite every scene of “Love Actually,” “Bridget Jones’s Diar…

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Conspiracy theorists used to be perceived by the public as a bunch of wide-eyed, messy haired, rapidly talking people on the fringes of society who congregated among themselves in a basement. The rest of society seemed to pay little to no attention to these so-called weirdos, and life went on.

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With the explosion of privacy breaches committed by Facebook and other tech companies in recent years, people have expressed distaste with corporations who use people’s online private information for economic gain. After all, they are profiting off of people’s likenesses and images without c…

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Have you ever had a day that was just “fine?” Have you also ever had a day that was “good?” Have you ever had a day that was “great?” At first, the differences between these three words can be chalked up to semantics, but for anyone who routinely asks people about their days, the differences…

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If I ever end up having children, I would preferably want to have more than one. Not that there’s anything wrong with having an only child, but in my opinion, having siblings fundamentally shapes your personality.

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When it comes to credible sources, nothing appears more authoritative than research done at the highest levels of education. The work that professors spend most of their careers doing takes hours upon hours of studying, backtracking, breakthroughs, and in some cases heartbreak as the frustra…

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The late nineties to early 2000s generation was significantly shaped by The Walt Disney Co.’s princess movies, eagerly watched by young parents and their tiny tots. These stories have evolved significantly over the years.

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I recently got into “The Good Place,” which had its series finale on Jan. 30. The show delves into the question of life after death; people are sent to the “good place” based on their good actions as opposed to those who engaged in actions deemed wrongful enough to be sent to the “bad place.…

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I remember watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, gasping in awe at how radiant Markle looked as she gazed up in her white veil at her new husband. It seemed surreal to me. This actress, whom I had come to associate with her “Suits” character, Rachel— a prim, proper, n…

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 One of my favorite things about being in college is getting to meet people with so many diverse opinions. It leads to a lot of spirited discussions and helps me to broaden my own mental horizons. However, recently, a question popped into my head. While it is easy to make friends with differ…

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Reading the headline above probably causes you as the reader to roll your eyes and comment, “wow, what an interesting opinion. I bet no one has ever thought of that before!” I agree. The opinion of your 20s being a challenging time is not particularly life-changing or profound. But it is rea…

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Jesuit universities are, at their best, truth-seeking institutions designed to facilitate learning and a sense of justice in their students. The Climate Movement is an embodiment of these goals and is made up of students who demand to know why our university has acknowledged that climate cha…

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For avid fans of literature, no matter the book, there are requirements needed if one can truly call themselves an advanced reader. After all, those who have not met the necessary prerequisites have a literary intellect tantamount to a 5th grade reading level.

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My father is a pediatrician who also writes books on parenting. Growing up, I often pored over his books, and even now if you ask me how to deal when a baby is suffering from colic or a child is throwing a temper tantrum, I would be able to give you a detailed doctor-approved answer! However…

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An argument was presented in last week’s issue from Maxwell Schutze attempting to show that religious believers may use their religion as a sound basis for argumentation in public discourse. For this to be so, believers ought to both understand and communicate the situating of their beliefs …

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Until this year, Creighton was ranked the number one regional university in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. However, Creighton has earned its place among national universities, having just missed the top 100 in its first year. Does this really mean anything for Creighton’s quality…

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Putting things off is natural. When an assignment is not due for a while, it is so much easier for us students to put it off and enjoy free time while we have it.

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“Did you read about the famous actor from the tv show we used to watch?,” my sister asked me, during one of our customary face time sessions. I feel my stomach drop before she even says anything. I know that his fate is now sealed.  The actor has probably gotten cancelled for some problemati…

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Part of what it means to be an American is free, honest press. However, when news sources fail to deliver accurate information, our rights and liberties become obstructed. The Creightonian’s October 25th article “Your guide to Omaha’s best pizza: the good, the bad[,] and the crispy,” failed …

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Scroll through your Twitter feed, and you’ll see a bunch of tweets by people talking about how they can’t wait for the world to end and put them out of their misery, or about how their life is such a disappointment. And we laugh and retweet those tweets with an added hashtag: #same! But the …

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To some, the citation of Biblical verses is a powerful ethos appeal; however, to others, it discredits an argument to the point of irrelevancy. In a country that is growing more and more secular, religion is becoming as philosopher Richard Rorty calls it, “A conversation-stopper.”

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I fidget nervously as I peer at my cellphone screen, refreshing the page yet again. I uploaded a photo an hour ago, and so far, have received just 50 likes! That's less than one like per minute! I knew I shouldn't have uploaded a photo so soon after my last upload! And I probably didn't even…

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Amidst the screen-inundated world of the digital age where “likes” are exchanged as a form of currency in the social media realm, there lies newspapers – an antiquated relic of the once analog, tactile world. With the temptingly convenient features of the automatically populated news feed on…

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In this day and age, students are seen viewing their phones constantly for social media purposes, homework help, communication, and finding everything imaginable on google…nevertheless, social media is one of the main reasons people use their phones throughout the day.

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It was a regular lunch shared between a group of friends, and our flow of conversation turned to the latest season of the Netflix show “Bojack Horseman” coming out. One of my friends pointed out how the protagonist: Bojack, an aged former sitcom star suffering from depression and substance a…

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In light of the steady threat of child abductions (or involuntary adoptions, as abductors affectionately call them), recent studies performed by data analysts involving abducted child recovery rates suggest that maybe the panacea for this severe but somewhat unlikely crime lies in the palm o…

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A gentleman opens the door for their lady. It is as simple as that, but it is also a delicate dance.

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Ah culture. A word so often talked about in our increasingly globalized society. It used to be that people just identified with the culture that they grew up in.

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As young children, we often find ourselves looking up to the adults in our lives, whether it be a sagacious elder, a successful public figure, or a parent whose relentless drive and constant support inspires confidence.

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It’s a word you’ll hear over and over again, whether you’re considering a pre-professional program, a graduate degree, or immediately pursuing your career after undergraduate. It seems like professors just can’t stop talking about theirs, and perhaps some of your classmates are also starting…

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The day arrives when you finally get to hold your bundle of joy in your arms. Congratulations! It’s a girl! You beam as you hold your little girl in your arms and vow to help her grow into a strong, confident and empowered young woman. 

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 Losing, floundering, getting defeated, they are synonymous with failure, the side of the disagreement that goes home with nothing. It lowers heads as self-esteem is buried under the realization that the fight was all for nothing, and on the macro-level, this self-deprecation can lead to fur…

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Contemplating the relationship between ownership and sense of self, prominent thinker Plato asserted that, “owning objects is detrimental to a person’s character,” while Aristotle contended that, “ownership of tangible goods helps to develop moral character.”

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Growing up, I was sometimes a girly-girl, who loved wearing frilly dresses and tiaras and playing with an endless array of Barbie dolls. I had no brothers, and all my friends were girls since I attended an all-girls school.

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Formal education only goes so far in teaching students. The values that can be earned outside of a classroom are limitless, and can be attained through involvement in extracurricular activities.

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After almost three years of Donald Trump as POTUS, I think there’s something we can all agree on: we’re tired. Each news cycle is a whirlwind and we never know what we’re going to get.

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It’s funny how much our definition of our own identities depends so much on the people we surround ourselves with.

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It is not uncommon to see posts on social media about how everyone has that one friend. The person in the friend circle who is often assigned a trope such as the nerd, the freak athlete, the ladies’ man, and so on. While such an idea is trivial, it does seem to point to an aspect of society …

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I will be the first to freely admit that I lead a pretty privileged life. I come from a loving household with parents who provide me with not just everything I need, but also everything I ever want. I go to a good university and have a pretty active personal and social life.

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If you were an incoming college student this past year, you were probably told by every mother, teacher, and mentor that college would be a great place to meet new people and expand your horizons. And although I truly believe that this holds true, the transition remains a difficult one.

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For as long as I can remember, I have been a hopeless romantic. Whether this was the result of my innately optimistic personality or the steady diet of romantic comedies I watched as a teenager is something yet to be determined.

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Across the globe, millions of “coffee” drinkers  adhere to the routine of flocking to the nearest Starbucks location to order their favorite sugar free soy vanilla latte steamed to 143 degrees Fahrenheit (with no foam, of course) – the perfect antidote for the stress of the daily grind.

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I wasn’t planning to write anything this week. I hate goodbyes. I’ve always been more of a “promise to keep in contact then slowly taper things off until we forget about each other” type person, and I wasn’t going to mess with that formula just because I was graduating.

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I recently watched Our Planet on Netflix (I wrote a review on it too), and even as an avid climate change warrior, I was shocked at the scope if just how much we have destroyed our home and the animals and plants, we shared it with.