Archive for 'Online Columns'

Fear the Future?

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The First Step

In the first edition of “The First Step”, Columnist Alex Baude ponders the future and your place in making it

ISIS in Syria

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series ISIS Abroad

Staff Writer Abigail Spurlock introduces us to ISIS’ role in Syria in the first section of “ISIS Abroad”

An Austin Parable

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Politics at the Movies

This week, Andy brings you a tale of two Austin filmmakers

Hong Kong: A People’s Protest

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Opinions on Activism

As you are reading this article right now, tens of thousands of angry pro-democracy protesters in the central districts of Hong Kong are holding large rallies of their campaign. April Xu prepares you for the coming Print Edition

The Wizard of Oz and the PFA

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Tales from a Washington Wannabe

Columnist Maryl Evans shares her first few days studying in Washington, D.C. with you

A Sassenach on Referendum

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Sassenach in Scotland

All the way from Edinburgh, columnist Emlyn Foxen clues you in to the student perspective on the impending Scottish Independence Referendum

A Summer of Empathy

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Politics at the Movies

This week, Andy talks about empathy and Guardians of the Galaxy

Biologically Inspired Design

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Savage on Science

Anette (Peko) Hosoi, professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, recently gave her Moody Lecture on biologically inspired design and the mathematics that go along with it. Her work is at the interface of biology, physics, math, and engineering, finding inspiration from nature to make more efficient and more useful technology.

The Best Movies You’ll See All Summer

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Politics at the Movies

So, I finally looked at the list of blockbusters slated to come out this summer, and gosh there are a ton. With all those options out there, I thought I’d give you guys the ones I’m looking forward to the most.

Twitter Campaigns and Aeroplanes

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Political Satire

This week, Charles explores the grey area of social media ad campaigns

The Problem with Hydra

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Politics at the Movies

This week, Andy discusses allegories to the police state and how Hydra ruins them

Giving Slaves a Soul

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Politics at the Movies

In his first column, Andy takes on Django Unchained and 12 Years A Slave. Warning: This article contains explicit clips, disturbing imagery, and possible spoilers for the films Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, and 12 Years A Slave.

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