No laughing matter: The revival of Harvey Mudd’s prank scene

TSL explores the rich past, present, and future of Harvey Mudd’s prank scene, from its first prank in 1957 to the recent resurrection of its Prank Club.

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QRC, 5C students celebrate National Coming Out Day with Motley open mic

In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Queer Resource Center hosted an open mic night at the Motley Coffeehouse Oct. 12. The open mic featured a wide array of performances, from an acoustic duet cover of “Corduroy Dreams,” originally by Rex Orange County, to inspiring poems about body image and the LGBTQIA+ experience to stand-up comedy.

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My mother and then me: An exploration of sexual assault across generations

Guest writer Emily Pugh CM ’21 reflects on her experience with sexual assault and how the knowledge of her mother’s assault 30 years prior informed her response and their mother-daughter relationship.

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Couch potato: How Netflix’s algorithm affects what you watch — or doesn’t

To explore Netflix’s algorithm and the extent of its influence, Gabriella Del Greco SC ’21 does a deep dive on her own Netflix account compared to the account of her perfect opposite: a middle-aged man.

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Bitter business bureau: An open letter to the boy who ghosted me

Cameron Tipton PO ’20 shares an open letter to the boy who ghosted them: “The thing is, I get where you’re coming from. Maybe you were closeted. Maybe you didn’t like me. Maybe you were just making excuses to avoid hurting my feelings. But ignoring someone’s existence is fifty shades of messed up. Deep down, I can’t help but hope you understand that.”

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The downbeat: Sick of hearing about love? Jenny Hval’s latest album offers a new spin on an old cliché

In this week’s music column, Ella Boyd SC ’22 reviews Jenny Hval’s album “The Practice of Love,” praising it for its soulful lyrics and multi-faceted portrayal of love. “Hval reminds us that love does not always need to be an extravagant, ring-on-the-finger, mind-blowing, orgasmic, romantic experience. Love can be mundane, and still be beautiful and just as worthwhile.”

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Career corner: Interviews may be intimidating, but they aren’t impossible to navigate

In this week’s career column, Olivia Truesdale SC ’21 reveals how to ace a job interview, from using the STAR method to channeling a growth mindset. The key to reducing interview nerves is preparation. You’ll likely feel a bit nervous no matter what … but it will be empowering to know you studied and can put your best foot forward.”

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