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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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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Wuss poppin’: The appropriation of casual streetwear is a serious flex

In this week’s pop culture column, Nadya Siringo Ringo SC ’21 critiques the cultural appropriation inherent in popular streetwear and minimalist clothing. She writes, “Expensive streetwear heavily draws from the styles and cultures of low-income communities, making versions that are inaccessible to them despite their heavy influence.”

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Reel talk: Lorene Scafaria’s star-studded “Hustlers” hustles its way into your heart

In this week’s film column, Rachael Diamond SC ’21 reviews “Hustlers,” praising its dramatic, yet touching portrayal of female friendship amidst financial hardship. She writes, “Regardless of the questionable moral dynamics at play, you leave the theater in utter admiration of Destiny’s and Ramona’s tenacity … a testament to the powerful allure of the film — and of money itself.”

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Regularly Scheduled Programming: ‘The Politician’ has my vote

In this week’s TV column, Claire DuMont SC ’23 reviews “The Politician” and its perplexing portrait of the American political system. She writes, “I was surprised to watch the trailer and discover that the show was actually about teenagers, not adult politicians … in a time so fraught with political disillusionment, politics can be like high school drama.”

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