Tuesday 17th October 2017,
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Lessons in raspberry puff pastries and journalism

By Gopika Nair, Editor-in-Chief Alongside an Everest of newspapers sits a magenta booklet on my parents’ coffee table back home. The booklet is a compilation of articles my dad wrote for his weekly column “Puff Pastry” when he was a [...]

February 2, 2017 Opinion

Press-ing Trump on the truth

By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor I’ve been called a lot of bad things, but it seems now, in this “post-truth” era, that the thing I should most want to avoid being called is a “journalist.” While reporters such as [...]

February 2, 2017 Opinion

Self-care for the poor college-goer

By Areena Arora, Managing Editor It is no surprise that stress levels globally are at an all-time high, especially in industrialized, fast-paced, developed countries like the United States. Even more so on college campuses like ours where almost all of us [...]

December 8, 2016 Opinion

What are Sanctuary Cities?

By Tom Wolber, Transcript Correspondent Sanctuary cities and campuses are in the news these days. During his campaign, Donald Trump routinely stated that he would deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. After his election, he reaffirmed [...]

December 8, 2016 Opinion

Before college: forever alone, after college: forever a loan

By Areena Arora, Managing Editor Congratulations! You just graduated with an average student debt more than it has ever been in the history of college education, even when adjusted for inflation. The debate is not new. For more than two decades [...]

December 2, 2016 Opinion

How to get away with not doing homework

By Gopika Nair, Chief Copy Editor Sometimes students catch a cold and have to miss class. Sometimes they don’t hand in assignments because of a spontaneous printer malfunction. And sometimes, students just can’t attend required events because they’re behind bars. Bonnie [...]

December 2, 2016 Opinion

These are not the clowns you see in the circus

By Courtney Dunne, Editor-in-Chief As an employee in the admissions office, I get the question, “Is your campus safe?” In my three and a half years here, my answer has always been “yes,” but recently, if I am honest to prospective [...]

November 7, 2016 Opinion

Seasonal affective disorder is a real thing

By Tom Wolber, Transcript Corespondent The dark days of winter are approaching. Shorter days, lack of sunlight and cold temperatures trigger powerful biological reactions in plants, animals and humans. Many animals shut down and hibernate or fall into a state of [...]

November 7, 2016 Opinion

Trump: he loves me, he loves me not

By Areena Arora, Managing Editor Little did we know what scarce Onesidential candidate Donald Trump declared at a rally in Edison, New Jersey that he “is a big fan of Hindu, and a big fan of India.” Flash back to April [...]

October 22, 2016 Opinion

Jimmy Fallon hugged me, but there’s no proof

By Sara Hollabaugh, Online Editor True life: I hugged Jimmy Fallon and they didn’t show it on TV. Last month, my boyfriend and I got tickets to the taping of a Fallon episode in New York after sitting on a [...]

October 22, 2016 Opinion