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How stories help us during hard times

How stories help us during hard times

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

August 21, 2020

One of the easiest forms of entertainment lies in the multitude of streaming options we have at our disposal, but our reasons for watching certain genres run deeper than mere entertainment.

‘Little House on the Prairie’ offers modern-day reflection

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Mariam Shalaby | Senior Columnist

March 30, 2018

Seeking respite from a relentless flu last month, I took my childhood favorite “Little House on the Prairie” from my bookshelf. Curling up on the couch, I wondered what kept drawing me back to the story I’ve loved since I was a young girl. I chuckled. What could I, an Egyptian-Chinese daughter of Muslim...

Live and let die: Why we don’t need International Cassette Store Day.

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

September 11, 2013

Last Saturday was International Cassette Store Day. I know this not because I happened to speak to someone who was excited about Cassette Store Day, nor because I participated in Cassette Store Day, nor because I intentionally run a dragnet across the depths of reddit looking for things that I might...

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