The Follicle Chronicles

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To All the White Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before, Don’t get too cocky — not everything is about you. I am writing this to you because my grievances have everything and, ultimately, nothing to do with you. I mean, you’re a pretty great place to start, if anything, so I’ll […]

Novel Ideas with Gabby Bevers

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Who’s ready to get angsty and emotional? The first poem in Samantha King’s Born to Love, Cursed to Feel reads like a Cosmo horoscope — it hits home fairly hard but feels overly generalized. The entire first half of the book expresses how lonely and unwanted you can feel in […]

Video Gaymes

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An argument I often have with my straight friends is about the true sexuality of Kanji Tatsumi, a character from the popular JRPG Persona 4. I argue that he is bisexual, because throughout the game he experiences attraction to another character, Naoto Shirogane, who presents as both male and female. […]

Ticket Stubs

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New and Noteworthy: Joker This month, I bravely set foot into a mid-afternoon screening of the ever-so-controversial new film Joker from the mind of Todd Phillips (specifically the mind that watched a lot of Martin Scorsese movies growing up). The gritty backstory of Arthur Fleck, aka “The Joker,” dives into […]

Interview with an Influencer: Venmo Edition

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We’ve all heard of Venmo, the favorite money transfer app of bank-killing millennials. What really sets it apart from other payment apps are its widely used and appreciated social features. Friends and strangers are invited into your spending habits where they can silently judge you for how often you use […]

Gilded Silicon

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By Evan Meade Back in July, four Congressmen sent an open letter to Facebook asking them to halt development on their new “cryptocurrency” called Libra. The Representatives, all members of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, cited serious concerns relating to “privacy, trading, national security, and monetary policy.” They […]