Villain or Victim? After 13 Years, Ben Affleck Returns as the World’s Worst Superhero
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Villain or Victim? After 13 Years, Ben Affleck Returns as the World’s Worst Superhero

By Laura Kern In his 2013 Oscars acceptance speech, Ben Affleck choked up thanking his wife and children. His tears charmed the world as viewers dabbed at their eyes like proud grandmothers. In the fifteen years between his two Oscar wins — the first in 1998 for Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting, and the … Continue reading

What it Means to Be Thirteen in the Age of the Selfie
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What it Means to Be Thirteen in the Age of the Selfie

By Annika Bjerke Since the introduction of Facebook in 2004, the past twelve years have been a whirlwind of social media. You have the popular platforms — Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter — as well as the alternative Tumblr, where, according to my thirteen-year-old sister Lilly, confused pre-teens develop their “aesthetic.” My first tryst with social media … Continue reading

Don’t Call Me Kitsch-Mael: On Misspelled Names
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Don’t Call Me Kitsch-Mael: On Misspelled Names

By Carina Chien If you’ve ever walked into a Starbucks, dead from exams and homework assignments, you’ll automatically feel at home in that community of languishing souls. Even as Ithaca’s water supply diminishes, you’ll notice them drowning their sorrows and ability to sleep in a cup of coffee that’s suspiciously never empty. But screw the … Continue reading

Every Line Spoken by Cho Chang in all 8 of the Harry Potter Films
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Every Line Spoken by Cho Chang in all 8 of the Harry Potter Films

Compiled by Jael Goldfine “Two pumpkin pasties, please? Thank you.” “Harry, erhm, watch yourself on the stairs, it’s a bit icy at the top.” “Yes?” “Sorry, I didn’t catch that.” “Oh, uhm, Harry, I’m sorry but someone’s already asked me. And, well, I’ve said I’ll go with him.“ “Harry!! I really am!! Sorry!” “It’s Professor … Continue reading