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Zero waste entrepreneur encourages everyday environmentalism

Zero waste entrepreneur encourages everyday environmentalism

Kian Nassre, Editor in Chief of Visuals

October 31, 2017

   The Huffington Post called her a concerned environmentalist. Teen Vogue called her an eco-warrior. Lauren Singer just calls herself someone who “gives a sh*t.”    This 26-year-old social media star has a message: being sustainable and waste-free is not expensive.   After being inspi...

What happens if you Google crazy state laws

What happens if you Google crazy state laws

Kian Nassre, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

It all began when I heard something bizarre on an old episode of Bones: apparently premarital sex is illegal in Virginia. My first thought was no way. There is no way that in the 21st century, the state of Virginia does not allow premarital sex. So I did what any curious teenager would do when they...

20 Great Reads of 2015

20 Great Reads of 2015

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic

December 16, 2015

Here is a sampling of the best nonfiction articles of the year.       MEET THE AMERICAN VIGILANTES WHO ARE FIGHTING ISIS Jennifer Percy – The New York Times Magazine “Like Marlow on his way up the Congo, these men seemed to experience a disturbance in their Western consciousness. … These were ...

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month sparks conversation about healthy relationships

Ilana Brandstetter, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

It was Christmas Eve, 2013, a time when one might imagine smoke wafting out of chimneys and holiday lights glowing through the snow in Blackman-Leoni Township, located 65 miles west of Detroit. Nearby, however, there was another scene that was neither picturesque nor sentimental. Trapped under the...

The dawn of Twitter: Twitter’s IPO makes waves in stock market

The dawn of Twitter: Twitter’s IPO makes waves in stock market

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

Nov. 7 marked an important day for socialites and stock traders alike. It was the day where Twitter, the famous social media network, held its IPO (initial public offering), or, in other words, changed its stock from private to public. However, unlike Facebook’s IPO, which saw that company’s stock selling ...

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