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On Conceptual Art

Emanuele Ardillo

October 23, 2019

A few days ago, I was actually thinking of talking about how bad conceptual art is. How it is downright ugly, uninteresting, meaningless, and sometimes just plain offensive. Well, I wasn’t entirely right. It wasn't as simple as I...

Pop Personas in Powerful Songs

Emanuele Ardillo

October 23, 2019

I think some of my favorite songs, including some of my favorite artists, show exactly how to create inspiring art and music by creating characters through their work. For example:  When I’m Sixty Four - The Beatles The chi...

King Crimson: Giving in to Streaming

Emanuele Ardillo

October 23, 2019

There are many groups in the music industry which deserve way more attention and recognition than they actually do. One of these bands is King Crimson, an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968. Their music...

Could the World Run on Fusion Power?

Phoebe Ciocca, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Now more than ever, sustainable energy is one of the world’s greatest preoccupations. The majority of the planet runs on unsustainable resources such as oil, coal and nuclear fission.  According to the U.S Energy Information Admi...

Schools: British vs International Systems

Alexander Carbon

June 8, 2019

This is an opinion, and based purely on experience with the British and International school systems. Education is undoubtedly superior today compared to the past 100 years, simply because great incentive for our developm...

Loss of trust in political institutions fuels populist movement

Aaron Seibert, Reporter

May 7, 2019

Germany’s institutions have taken a fall into far-right nationalism and populism. Extremist parties are threatening political institutions in Germany and rapidly destabilizing them by breaking the sacred bond of trust betwee...

“La bellezza della verità”: Lisetta Carmi exhibition

Sophia Bare, Reporter

February 11, 2019

From October 20th to the 3rd of March, the Museo di Roma in Trastevere will be displaying the works of Lisetta Carmi, an internationally celebrated and renowned Italian photographer. The exhibition is titled “La belleza della verità...

Flat Earthers: Dumb or Dumber?

Giovanni Brandizzi

January 23, 2019

How could people in the 21st century possibly think that the Earth is flat? We clearly have satellite images, and a flat Earth would contradict all of modern physics. A "Flat Earther"'s main argument usually states that the Earth i...

Space Exploration: Our Only Hope

Giovanni Brandizzi

January 23, 2019

Humans have been able to differentiate themselves from other species by using an unconventional weapon: the brain. This has had a huge impact in nature where the most common demonstration of power has always been pure strength. ...

Bumblebee: a Favorite yet a Least Favorite

Alexander Carbon

January 14, 2019

The long-awaited sixth Transformers installment, directed by Travis Knight and starring Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee acts as a prequel to the original transformers, and with the plot to match. The film opens like most Transfor...

PewDiePie vs T-Series: A Battle for the Ages

Alexander Carbon

December 2, 2018

We all know about the raging battle going on between Youtube's number one subscribed content creator and the fast growing Indian channel, T-series. This conflict was first realized by Felix Kjellberg (AKA Pewdiepie) on August 29, 2...

Gay Parenting Talk with Counselor Phil

Sophia Bare, Reporter

November 27, 2018

Two weeks ago on Wednesday the 14th of November, Phil (head of the counselling department at St. Stephen’s) hosted a talk about being a gay parent. This talk was hosted with the joint efforts of the Embrace and Women’s cl...

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