Aladdin, WY
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Aladdin, WY

By Nathaniel LaCelle-Peterson I took Kory’s picture in front of the sign—yellow safety vest, a grinning face (also grimacing into the sun), and a sticker-covered Fuji steel frame with a neat, streamlined blue pack bound onto the rack about the rear wheel. We each ate a granola bar and drank deep gulps of what was … Continue reading

I Am Gagged: a lesson we can learn from America’s sixth president
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I Am Gagged: a lesson we can learn from America’s sixth president

By Angelina Shi In 1824, Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams ran for president. At the start, it seemed Adams was the likely winner; he was the son of a previous president and a former secretary of state with a brilliant international relations background. He was Harvard-educated, while Jackson could barely spell. It didn’t seem … Continue reading

In Conversation with CGSU Organizer Sena Aydin
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In Conversation with CGSU Organizer Sena Aydin

By Nicole Oliviera At the beginning of the spring semester, I sat down to interview Sena Aydin, a third-year graduate student studying Anthropology and a member of Cornell Graduate Students United (CGSU). CGSU was founded in 2014 as a union of graduate students committed to improving working conditions at Cornell. Its members advocate for the … Continue reading

Was Cassian Andor Anything Like Me? Negotiating Mexicanity in Star Wars
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Was Cassian Andor Anything Like Me? Negotiating Mexicanity in Star Wars

by Viri Garcia I grew up watching minorities and characters of color die on screen. Most often, these were African Americans. Every time my mom and I would watch a movie with African American characters, such as Scary Movie, The Shining, Resident Evil: Extinction, Kill Bill, and X-Men: First Class, I remember my mother saying, … Continue reading

The Ungraspable Light: poetry and the myth of progress
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The Ungraspable Light: poetry and the myth of progress

By Jessie Brofsky There’s a room in the Tate Modern museum in London that displays contemporary art about destruction. On one side is a steel model of a basic apartment building, a rectangle built up and not out. On the other side are photographs depicting the stages of cities falling to the ground in clouds … Continue reading

Many Miles to Go for Public Service: Why Spring Break Just Won’t Cut It
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Many Miles to Go for Public Service: Why Spring Break Just Won’t Cut It

By Chris Skawski Cornell University, a land grant college, is tasked with disseminating the knowledge it accumulates to the community that surrounds it. It has a state-mandated duty to employ its vast resources and research in order to implement community-centered programs. It accomplishes this primarily through its series of Cooperative Extension offices, located in over … Continue reading