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  • Letter to the Editor: I've had writer's block for over a year

    I have talked about writing a letter to the lovely editors at The Tartan for all of last year and then never actually gave it to them. I would write entire articles ready for publication but then never send them. In fact, for more than a year, I haven’t really been compelled to actually write much except for whatever my job needs me to write. I know all the reasons why I wasn’t able to, but I real...

    Forum | October 30, 2023
  • Ludonarrative dissonance and the reason we argue so strongly about media

    Do you all remember “The Last of Us: Part 2”? Or rather, do you all remember the massive controversy surrounding the game after its release? Why was that? What happened to people? Why do they care so much about this video game? Why did I get into so many hours long discussions with people about this video game?

    Pillbox | May 2, 2022
  • On fascism: a final article from a (formerly) cynical student

    When it gets dark, I often feel this dread set over me about pretty much everything, and it both fortunately and unfortunately impacts the way I view things. I am prefacing the article with this to better illustrate how I felt when I decided to pay attention to the results of the French election. Marine Le Pen and the far-right French National Front were able to secure 41.5 percent of the vote, wh...

    Forum | May 2, 2022
  • The 'Stop WOKE' act and public education

    The “Stop Wrongs Against Our Kids and Employees Act” (also known as the “Stop WOKE Act”) was recently signed into law in Florida by Governor Ron DeSantis. It’s the latest stunt by opportunistic reactionaries to capitalize on dangerous and rhetorically violent disinformation for their political aspirations, and there’s not much more to...

    Forum | April 25, 2022
  • Kids are getting stupider and it's the fault of adults

    I decided to peruse my YouTube recommendations one day and went down a rabbit hole revisiting shows I grew up with or that I watched with my younger sister. These included Disney Channel, Disney XD, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. After re-watching way too many hours of those shows, I came to a general rhetorical question: What the heck has happened to family-oriented media?

    Forum | April 18, 2022

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