Film Review

Religious Porn

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By Rachel Birdsell If we’re to believe the researchers over at Case Western Reserve University, the more religious you are, the more likely you are to believe that you have a porn addiction, should you partake of the porn. The researchers found that it didn’t matter how much porn religious adherents watched, the more conservative…

Walipinis: Grow Food Underground

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Making Ripples

By Amanda Bancroft A walipini is an underground greenhouse that lets you grow food year-round. The name “walipini” comes from the Aymara Native American language and means “a place of warmth.” The idea was first developed in Bolivia, South America. Walipinis are currently promoted as a potential answer to difficult growing conditions due to drought,…

Political Pollution

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By Rachel Birdsell “They think that somehow they know more about climate change than the very community that does nothing but study the climate.” Is anyone besides me thinking about how much of a sexy beast Bill Nye has been lately? Okay, maybe he’s only a sexy beast if you’re into skinny, geeky scientists who…

J. William Fulbright: Can an Empire Change Its Attitude?

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Empire

If you previously knew anything about J. William Fulbright, it was probably of his educational exchange program, one of the world’s most admired peacemaking innovations. One proposed exchange, as recounted in his last book, The Price of Empire, never began. In the early 1970s Fulbright approached the Soviets to apply part of their World War…

Mi Amigo Calvin

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Mi Amigo Calvin

By Ezequiel Perez Santiago As I sat in a plane on my way home late Saturday night all I could feel was despair. My eyes burned as the isolated silence of sitting in my solitary seat overwhelmed and tears began to flow. My heart ached as my mind failed to find any fairness in his…