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Meaningful change dependent upon our votes
Here's That Rainy Day, Opinion

Meaningful change dependent upon our votes

The day is April 18, 1775. Dawn breaks over Lexington – and the American Revolution. Seven hundred British soldiers tramp through a township on the eastern coast of what soon will be United States to confront a feeble roundup of less than 80 colonial minutemen who stand in opposition to their king and country. Although…

Politicians shouldn’t underestimate youth vote
Opinion, Vantage Point

Politicians shouldn’t underestimate youth vote

As I pointed out in my last column, although Bernie Sanders had much more momentum heading into the Iowa caucuses than initially anticipated, he was still an underdog, with FiveThirtyEight giving Sanders a 27 percent chance of winning. Coming out so much stronger than predicted in a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton, his stump speech on…

Sequels need more creativity, less nostalgia
Upon Further Review

Sequels need more creativity, less nostalgia

Last year was the year of the long-prophesied sequel. Many long-anticipated revivals of iconic films brought in box-office booms. Between “Creed,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Jurassic World” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Hollywood studio executives got the message loud and clear: audiences love a classic franchise. On the creative side, however, the results are…

Singles shouldn’t despair on Valentine’s Day
Opinion, Swipe Right

Singles shouldn’t despair on Valentine’s Day

When I was younger, I considered Valentine’s Day a fun day in class when we decorated coffee cans and filled them with boxes of candy hearts and SpongeBob-themed cards from our peers. It was an excuse to wear red and pink together (even though everyone knows they clash), to eat endless sugar cookies and to…

The Maturity Column: Take second chances
Opinion, The Maturity Column

The Maturity Column: Take second chances

At six-foot-six, Giancarlo Stanton stared down at me as words clumsily stumbled out of my mouth. It was the Miami Marlins’ first baseball game of the season, which happened to be their first loss as well. So I guess you could say it was the perfect scenario for my first interview with professional athletes. In…

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