Aditya Sarvesh

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Exposed in the spotlight

With the recent exposure of Tiger Woods’ marital issues, we ought to question the influence of the media in the private lives of sports figures. The Tiger Woods scandal has simply gotten out of hand and is a clear representations of the media meddling in celebrities’ lives in order to increase their viewer base.

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Putting yourself out there

Ever feel like you’re being watched? Recently, I watched a video on YouTube that I made 6 years ago with my friends from middle school. More interestingly, there were comments and responses from random people about our video (which I did not know was posted online). And last week, my mom told me about a Diwali show in University of Michigan for which some kids watched my previous Diwali performance on YouTube and performed it exactly the way I did. I felt both proud and creeped out, realizing that other people can have access to parts of my life that I sometimes don’t realize are public.

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I can has “Modern Warfare 2?”

So, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” came out. End of column, there’s nothing more that needs to be said. But seriously, why do the best video games come out during the end of fall semester right before finals? “Modern Warfare 2,” “Assassins Creed 2” and “Bioshock 2” are just a few games that have come out or are being released soon.

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Internet television shifting from the public sphere to a privatized commodity

When I saw that Hulu took “Arrested Development” Seasons 2 and 3 off their site, I almost threw my computer out my window. After cooling down (by watching a Season 1 episode), I realized that this is just one instance where Internet television providers have started taking down videos because they do not receive enough revenue from them.

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Trick or treat

With Halloween around the corner, my roommates and I have to get ready for little kids coming up to our door trying to get their grubby hands on our hard-earned candy. Living off campus in a residential neighborhood means that there are going to be costumed critters running around on sugar highs.

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Are you ready for some fútbol?

With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers “hosting” the New England Patriots in London this Sunday, the NFL is looking to see the popularity of our football with English “football” fans. Yes, the English apparently watch some of our American sports too, and this game (the third regular-season game to be played outside of the U.S.) is most likely a test by the NFL to see whether international football teams will be popular.

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Getting from dorm to Mordor

Now that I live off campus, my appreciation for public transportation has greatly increased. It was different when I lived in Shepley, especially since Shepley was far from everything and anything. Due to this distance problem, I was forced to consider many different methods of transportation.

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A note to fellow pre-meds: Say “ahhh”

While frantically searching for answers for my personal statement for medical school, I realized that I am already pegged as fresh meat for the medical meat-grinding machine. I’m sure that the hundreds of pre-med students here at Wash. U. already know what lies ahead in the glorified health field, but taking a closer look at […]

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How many more Mr. Smiths will it take?

If you haven’t heard the news yet, promising state senator and Wash. U. professor Jeff Smith pled guilty to charges presented by the FBI regarding illegal campaign practices in 2004. This is yet another case of corruption in politics, and those words are becoming interchangeable. However, as Eve Samborn rails the ex-professor for his heinous […]

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Say it ain’t so

Most people would say that the Democrats are taking America down a better road, but they should realize that much of the economic change occurred due to individual transformations. The DOW may be over 9000 (yes, “IT’S OVER 9000!!!”, DBZ fans), but much of the slow revival of the economy is due to people realizing […]

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