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THE SYMPHONY OF SOCIETY | Starbucks’ ‘Feline In Love’ Campaign is a Strategic Move in the Wake of Controversy

By Jin Xi Chen, Guide Columnist March 20, 2024

This year, Starbucks has faced significant backlash for a perceived anti-union activity. From boycotts to social media posts, the brand’s image has been tarnished in the eyes of some consumers: The coffee...

THE SYMPHONY OF SOCIETY | Where Arts, Politics, and Markets Converge

By Jin Xi Chen, Guide Columnist February 14, 2024

Art has always been a reflection of society’s pulse, and throughout history it has been both a catalyst for change and a mirror that captures the collective consciousness. In today’s world, where politics...

OFF THE WALL: Red, Blue & Purple: The Visuality of the Electoral Map

OFF THE WALL: Red, Blue & Purple: The Visuality of the Electoral Map

By Maddie Finn November 13, 2020

During the weeklong Election Day, The New York Times electoral map was permanently open as a tab on my computer. I stared and refreshed.  Eventually, the white-outlined states turned to gray as...

START/SELECT: Hades Profoundly Explores Humanity in a World of Gods

START/SELECT: ‘Hades’ Profoundly Explores Humanity in a World of Gods

By Mac Riga October 29, 2020

2020’s “Hades” is a game about choice in a world without it. I mean that quite literally; developer Supergiant’s newest title sees the game’s protagonist, the Greek god Zagreus, attempting...

CURRENT NOSTALGIA: How TikTok Made Camp Rock Relevant Again

CURRENT NOSTALGIA: How TikTok Made ‘Camp Rock’ Relevant Again

By Parker Stubhar October 22, 2020

Picture this: it’s a balmy Friday evening in summer 2008. You’ve had a busy day alternating between Club Penguin and Webkinz accounts on the clunky desktop in your family’s designated computer room....

START/SELECT: Rebuilding From the Ground Up in Zelda

START/SELECT: Rebuilding From the Ground Up in ‘Zelda’

By Mac Riga October 5, 2020

The apocalypse of 2017’s “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is quiet and beautiful.  Destroyed by the forces of evil 100 years before the game, the world of Hyrule is vast and still,...

OFF THE WALL: What’s Hanging?

OFF THE WALL: What’s Hanging?

By Maddie Finn September 30, 2020

Art galleries and museums are a sort of hallowed ground for me. There is something so wonderful about the hushed environment and echoey floors. But there are other spaces for art — spaces that are a...

OFF THE WALL: The Han Dynasty Urn is Fragile

OFF THE WALL: The Han Dynasty Urn is Fragile

By Maddie Finn September 17, 2020

The photograph of Ai Weiwei dropping a Han Dynasty urn is my computer background, mainly for aesthetic reasons. I find the black and white colors soothing and movement of the pieces visually stimulating...

START/SELECT: 2020s Lessons in Class and Gaming: An Industry of Abuse

START/SELECT: 2020’s Lessons in Class and Gaming: An Industry of Abuse

By Mac Riga September 15, 2020

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual abuse, racism and suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for resources.  Developers, journalists and streamers have bravely come forward...

HOMEMADE GOURMET: Kitchen Appliances To Mix Up the Morning Routine

HOMEMADE GOURMET: Kitchen Appliances To Mix Up the Morning Routine

By Isabella Xu September 10, 2020

The first week of classes coupled with my monumental migration to Washington, D.C., where I will be residing from September to the end of October, has made these few weeks hectic.  This July,...

HOMEMADE GOURMET: Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese

HOMEMADE GOURMET: Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese

By Isabella Xu August 27, 2020

In this piece, I hope to not only share with you all a mouthwatering recipe that will have you yearning for another serving, but also urge you to take the time to reconnect and have a few good laughs...

THE REEL DEAL: Kurosawa, the Cultivator of US Pop Culture Icons From Across the Pacific

THE REEL DEAL: Kurosawa, the Cultivator of US Pop Culture Icons From Across the Pacific

By Tucker Oberting July 27, 2020

Pre-World War II, Japanese cinema had little real influence on the U.S. film industry. Then came Akira Kurosawa.  Throughout a career spanning seven decades from 1936 to 1993, director Kurosawa...

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