Articles By: Lucy Cheseldine

University’s public assembly laws must be re-examined

A few weeks ago, police officers shut down a harmless student organised “Harlem Shake,” which took place in front of Gorgas Library steps after barely five minutes of action. This Wednesday, as I walked to class across the Quad, I was stopped in my tracks by a huge orange sign reading “Warning, genocide photos ahead.” Actually from far away, all […]

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We must reject repetition in American media, appreciate creative stories

Repetition is a natural human need. We crave routine and the perfection of a circle. We live our lives in a series of cycles and end up exactly where we began. There seems to me a certain idea behind repeating things. We are constantly trying to recapture the first time. We are trying to get back to that raw feeling […]

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WWOOFing over break makes for good soulful week

My next all-American holiday experience, spring break, couldn’t come quick enough. To avoid the hoards of string bikinis and beer-loaded pick-ups heading to the beach, I decided to exchange the past few months of intellectual laboring with a little of the manual kind. The idea of “WWOOFing” (WWOOF stands for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is much like the concept […]

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Reasons to study abroad and how to make the most of it

As the carpet of the academic year begins to roll further and further to an end, I have been speaking to quite a few students about their plans for the coming summer and fall semesters. Many students seem to have their eyes on sights a bit farther from home and, as deadlines for applications are looming, here are a few […]

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What I discovered while poppin’ tags in Tuscaloosa

After spending most of the weekend curled up in the fetal position watching Jean Luc Godard’s film collection and questioning the meaning of solitude and love, I had a sudden thought. It’s time to get out. I had been tucked away envying the ease of those French women with their stripy shirts and slowly burning cigarettes and all I wanted […]

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