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Aidan Strassmann

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Going beyond: How to discover new music in 2017

The economic barrier posed by Spotify and related services prevents potentially successful bands from ever reaching listeners. Enter Soundcloud and Bandcamp

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Sticker shock: The importance of science in education

Raising a generation of well-informed, scientifically minded—or, at the very least, scientifically knowledgeable students—is the first step to a self-sustaining cycle of advancement.

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The end of an era: Saying goodbye to ‘30 Rock’

I always circle back to watch my dear old friend: “30 Rock.” Now it’s days on Netflix are numbered.

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Day in Carondelet: Garlic Festival is the ‘bestival’

For the last eight years, farmers and fanatics alike have gathered in the Carondelet neighborhood to bask in the sunlight—all in the name of garlic.

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Musical events to help clear up your post-LouFest blues

Now, all of the grass in the general vicinity of LouFest has been suitably trampled, students have successfully caught up on all the homework they put off and fabric wristbands everywhere, hanging by a thread, have finally fallen off—so you must be hankering for a new show to attend.

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Twitter can generate activism, but it can also be an echo chamber

Twitter, like almost all forms of social media, initially draws you in with it’s irresistible constant production of tweets, but also lays a trap in which you inadvertently become sucked into a word of politics, clickbait videos and endless arguing.

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Please stop complaining to me

Let’s be honest, it’s a lot more fun to talk about—and listen to—all of the annoying, aggravating things that professors, friends and family members do. But should you?

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Why college is actually a good place for pleasure reading

At the risk of sounding like a cantankerous old woman, I’m going to make a not-so-bold statement: people should read more.

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Treasure hunt on Hampton Ave

Growing up, I had all the normal desserts in my lunch box—cookies, cupcakes, even the pre-packaged ones like Cosmic Brownies and Swiss Rolls. There was just one I didn’t have: Twinkies.

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The dryer dilemma

The only thing standing between me and total environmental activism is a foot-long grey box.

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