Archive for 'Online Columns'

Giving Slaves a Soul

This entry is part 1 of 1 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.

Like a G8

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Political Satire

On 24 March 2014, the world found out that Russia was kicked out of the G8, a forum for the eight leading industrialized countries. Charles’ diligent research reveals what else President Putin has been banned from recently

Women in Tech: Jocelyn Goldfein’s Story

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Savage on Science

Jocelyn Goldfein, Director of Engineering at Facebook, spoke on January 29 about her experiences as a woman in a technology field and how she has created her own path in life.

World Leaders and Lovers

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Political Satire

Charles reveals what the leaders of the world are really up to this Valentine’s Day.

Waiting on the “Year of Action”

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Political Satire

Charles is excited by Obama’s “Year of Action,” but wishes we’d catch up to North Korea’s space program.

How Is Just Anybody Still Able To Get A Gun?

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Political Satire

Charles takes a more serious note this week with the issue of gun control.

Living Through the Shutdown

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Jenna Takes Washington

Jenna continues to explore the political culture of Washington and finds that even in the midst of a government shutdown, D.C. can still be “overwhelming”.

Family Men

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Ja, Danmark!

After spending two months in Denmark, Ben has gotten some perspective on how we think about families in America.

A Lesson from London

This entry is part 12 of 16 in the series Political Satire

Charles has had a bit of time to reflect on the recent government shutdown, and finds an important message in the form of a parking ticket in London.

Close Encounters of the Neo-Falangist Kind

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Abajo y Afuera en Castilla y León

Columnist Lexie Kelly has found “a present-day shrine to the Generalísimo in an ordinary truck-stop’s clothing.” Read about “Close Encounters of the Neo-Falangist Kind, or How I learned to Stop Worrying (sort of) and Embrace My Own Staggering Ignorance in the Face of Pretty Much Everything”

Ja, Danmark!

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Ja, Danmark!

After two weeks of shutdown, the United States is hurtling towards default, and more and more government programs face closure. In Copenhagen, Ben Hackenberger finds that things are much different.

A Day in Washington DC

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Jenna Takes Washington

“The Syria crisis ensued during my first few days in Washington. The U.S. government was deciding whether to order a military strike on Syria to punish the government for using chemical weapons against its citizens in the civil war. In the morning, I would wake up and watch CNN while I ate breakfast with my roommates.”

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