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Reality TV should confront social issues to go beyond superficial entertainment

Reality TV should confront social issues to go beyond superficial entertainment

By Lucy Chen

December 14, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Television producers generally leave national issues, like politics and the economic crisis to dryer programs with talking heads and experienced journalists. Reality TV, on the other hand, serves almost exclusively as lighter entertainment, with shows like “Jersey Shore” and “Real Housewives.”...

White Flint mall may be transformed into new town center with shops, apartments, parks

By Lucy Chen

December 12, 2011


Filed under News

White Flint mall developers recently proposed a plan to replace the mall with five million square feet of parks, apartment buildings, offices, shops, restaurants, underground parking lots and a 300-room hotel. Read More »...

Shakespeare Club performs “All’s Well That Ends Well”

Shakespeare Club performs “All’s Well That Ends Well”

By Lucy Chen

December 12, 2011


Filed under Feature

Romance, trickery and lies took center stage as the Shakespeare Club brought to life the comedic and twisted story of “All’s Well That Ends Well” Dec. 8 to 10. Read More »...

Police arrest male student for theft

By Lucy Chen

December 12, 2011


Filed under News

Police arrested a male student for theft this afternoon. The student was charged with theft after a student reported a missing backpack to security assistant Paul Marshall earlier today. The backpack, with keys and a wallet missing, was later found in a boys' bathroom. Read More »...

Alumni at Virginia Tech reflect on lockdown and campus security after two shot and killed

By Lucy Chen

December 9, 2011


Filed under News

Students at Virginia Tech, including Whitman alumni, endured a four-hour lockdown yesterday afternoon in the wake of an apparent murder-suicide. Read More »...

Photo of the Day: December 7

Photo of the Day: December 7

By Lucy Chen

December 7, 2011


Filed under Feature

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Typed notecards more efficient, accessible than handwritten ones

Typed notecards more efficient, accessible than handwritten ones

By Lucy Chen

December 6, 2011


Filed under Opinion

English teachers, listen up: it’s time for tedious hand-written note cards to go. English teachers should allow students to type note cards to make research projects more efficient. Read More »...

Photo of the Day: December 5

By Lucy Chen

December 5, 2011


Filed under Feature

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Aebleskiver, risalamande and McDonalds: an exchange trip to Denmark

Aebleskiver, risalamande and McDonalds: an exchange trip to Denmark

By Lucy Chen

November 30, 2011


Filed under Blogs

“Everything’s smaller in Denmark,” a Danish host mom says to me when I arrive. It’s one of the first things I hear in the country that will be my home for a week. Case in point: the small green car into which a friend and I are trying to cram two large suitcases. “Our buildings aren’t...

Photo of the Day: November 29

Photo of the Day: November 29

By Lucy Chen

November 29, 2011


Filed under Feature

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Vegan students give thanks for turkey-free dinner alternatives

By Lucy Chen

November 24, 2011


Filed under Feature

*by Billy Lee* Let’s talk turkey. Or rather, as vegans might prefer, tofurkey. This November, one percent of Americans ages eight to 18 will eat an animal-free Thanksgiving meal, according to a 2009 study by the Vegetarian Recourse Group. But considering that meat is the staple of this American...

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