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Technology is taking over our lives

Technology is taking over our lives

Samar Ayoub, IC Columnist
March 22, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Man, this is heavy,” Marty McFly stated as he strolled into his hometown thirty years into the future – 2015. It’s hard to imagine the possibilities of the future even ten years down the road, let alone thirty. In the futuristic Hill Valley of movie “Back to the Future Part II,” flying cars...

Don’t spread hate, spread love

Don’t spread hate, spread love

Philemon Abayateye, IC Columnist
March 22, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every candidate in the current presidential campaign is free to express their views. However, being presidential candidates, their words and expressions can influence many people and bring up many issues and topics. Like any other election season, this year’s presidential candidates have introduced...

The filmmaking “bug” in UT students produce films with diverse perspectives

The filmmaking “bug” in UT students produce films with diverse perspectives

Evan Sennett, IC columnist and cartoonist
March 16, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have a bug inside of me that will never go away. It is a virus without a cure: the constant urge to create moving images. Films. Perhaps you have that bug too. I know that there are at least a handful of other UT students who work countless hours, tirelessly staring at a computer screens or film viewers...

The skills of a Ph.D. are not limited to a single, specific field

The skills of a Ph.D. are not limited to a single, specific field

Maisha Rashid, Opinion Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a Ph.D. student, I’ve been looking at the myriads of non-academic and non-traditional positions that are there for us now. Lately, the traditional career track of Ph.D. students is changing. It was interesting to discover how the recipient of the Ph.D., someone who has been traditionally defined...

UT theatre students on point with play ‘No Exit’

UT theatre students on point with play ‘No Exit’

Evan Sennett, IC Columnist
March 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I sat next to Andrés Medina during UT’s production of “The Laramie Project,” I saw him as any other theatre major. I even had the pleasure of taking a film class with him last semester. But, right before the house lights dimmed for the show, Medina leaned over to me and expressed his excitement...

We should stop the culture of competition at UT

We should stop the culture of competition at UT

Alexis Nieszczur, IC Columnist
March 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Med School. Pharmacy School. Law school. For a student pursuing a career in these majors, the first words that often come to their minds is COMPETITION. How can I set myself up better than the other students? How can I outperform the student next to me? How can I butter up the professor to get a killer...

‘Fuller House’ is full of emotions and nostalgia

‘Fuller House’ is  full of emotions and nostalgia

Morgan Rinckey, IC Columnist
March 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the beginning of spring break and you’re looking for something to binge watch on Netflix. There isn’t a new season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” like there was last year. So what do you watch? “Orange is the New Black?” “Mad Men?” “Scandal?” Something you might not have considered...

Why Trump?

Why Trump?

Gabrielle Hawkins, IC Columnist
February 24, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m as guilty as anyone for looking up Donald Trump memes and reading all the stupid, ugly and downright offensive things that come flying out of his mouth. He’s nothing more than a racist, a misogynistic loud mouth with no respect for anyone other than himself. He is the definition of offensive....

How to get Utopia

How to get Utopia

Mathew Foley, IC Columnist
February 24, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whether or not a utopian world is possible is debatable; however, working towards one has always been the goal of humanity. In that stride, I have some practical ideas for a better-running world that may bring us closer to utopian conditions. I believe it’s worth putting my ideas out there, even if...

A war fought for my mother tongue

A war fought for my mother tongue

Md. Akib Amin, Guest Columnist
February 24, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

How many times have you heard about a nation sacrificing blood just for their mother tongue? People fight wars to be independent, to preserve their sovereignty. You may have heard of my country, Bangladesh, coming up in the list of countries that fought an independence war. However, we also fought another...

Society dictated by the “we” vs “them” mindset

Society dictated by the “we” vs “them” mindset

Philemon Abayateye, IC Columnist
February 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let’s face it. The world we know does well when our choices and actions are framed in terms of the extreme. It’s black or white, rich or poor, good or bad, Christian or Muslim, Republican or Democrat. You know what I mean. Whether it’s a social, economic or political issue, we insist on taking...

Our part in combating slave labor

Our part in combating slave labor

Kyle Novak, IC Columnist
February 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

We’re all complicit in modern-day slavery. At the very least, we should acknowledge this fact. In December, the Associated Press released an article which horrified supermarkets and seafood eaters: shrimp produced using slave labor is being sold at most major grocery chains, from Kroger to Whole Foods...

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