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Tweet nothings

Joe Calce

January 29, 2016

To idealists, Twitter’s mantra seems to be “brevity is the soul of wit.” While some will demonstrate that the “wit” in Twitter is only found in the name (and my account: @cuppajoe7, hit it up when you get a chance), I want to acknowledge the hidden benefits of the multi-tool platform in all...

Eternal race of the “nice guy”

Olivia Deveau

January 29, 2016

You strike up a conversation with a girl in your third period. She’s cute — picture the lovechild of Angelina Jolie and Tinker Bell — and you two develop a friendly relationship. She has a lot going on in her life, and upon your inquiries, she shares her issues. Now, I know this may be crazy, but...

Editorial: Women should be eligible for the draft, too

Editorial: Women should be eligible for the draft, too

The Editorial Board

December 14, 2015

The Department of Defense recently announced that it would be opening up all combat roles to women next month. It’s a big step, and it’s long overdue. But it’s not enough. This year and the next, six of the seniors on the Talon’s editorial staff will be turning 18 years old — and accordingly,...

Send it to Ben: An Open Letter to Ben Carson

Joe Calce

December 14, 2015

Dear Ben, I am writing this letter to you, stamping it and addressing it to your house. It might seem archaic, inefficient and altogether absurd, but then again, so are your political views. Let’s just explore the past few months for you, Benny, before we make any final decisions on the best comment...

A bipartisan thanksgiving

Joe Calce

November 20, 2015

[Enter BERNIE, HILLARY and the other prospective Democrats.] HILLARY: So incredibly glad you guys could make it to the Clintons’ 2015 Thanksgiving! I sent the e-vites through my private server ([email protected]), and I know you guys will LOVE Bill’s Tofurkey…his spice rub is simpl...

The call of the wild…male

Olivia Deveau

November 20, 2015

Catcalling — or “car creepery,” as Tina Fey accurately described it. Yet, if you’re a female over the age of 13, you know it doesn’t just happen with cars nearby. It happens on the subway, walking your dogs, on your way into the grocery store, on a run. It happens everywhere, and when you least...

The perfect personal statement

Eric Kellenberger

November 20, 2015

Relax. Let down your hair. Loosen your tie. This is the story of me, Peter Keating, student by day and well-rounded Samaritan by afternoon. Tape your socks to your ankles so they aren’t knocked off. Things are about to get hectic. Uproarious applause sounds from the crowd of adoring football...

The duel of the democrats

The duel of the democrats

Daniel Stone

October 16, 2015

The first Democratic debate in Las Vegas made some bold statements about the party Tuesday, Oct. 13. The party has taken a turn to the left as a result of Bernie Sanders spearheading popularity with his socialist policies. With the great attraction of these politics, the candidates seldom took moderate...

The Grand Old Disconnect

The Grand Old Disconnect

Julian Lehrer

September 29, 2015

“Senator Cruz, start [with] you. Any word from God?” While immigration, foreign policy, healthcare, and the economy were all touched upon during the first Republican debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland, Ohio, Fox News concluded the program by prioritizing a superfluous question from Facebook over a...

Which music app works best?

Which music app works best?

Daniel Stone

September 29, 2015

  Most teenagers listen and download music through their phone, but under which app medium? Spotify: Many are familiar with the computer and phone app Spotify. Through this app, anyone can directly stream music to their mobile device. Nearly every artist and song can be heard through this ap...

It’s OK. You’re OK.

Olivia Deveau

September 27, 2015

During the four years that students spend in high school, there is one phrase we do not ordinarily hear: “It’s OK. You’re OK.” I don’t mean in the context of, “It’s OK that you forgot to get this book out of your locker,” or, “You’re OK to run at Saturday’s meet.” I mean...

Un-permanent: advice for coping with divorce

Un-permanent: advice for coping with divorce

Taylor Bongiovi

June 16, 2015

The heavier subjects are the hardest to talk about; that’s one of the many things I’ve learned in my 18 years. It’s not only difficult for children and teenagers, but for adults and parents. Though I am not a parent, and just going off the encounters and knowledge of my own, I’ve learned that...