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Ghosting trend should disappear

by Talia Raoufpur, Senior Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Dating is terrifying. Halloween isn’t the only time you can be spooked. Ghosting happens regularly, leaving the one being ghosted confused and concerned. Providing closure is the best way to tell someone you are not interested...

Nordstrom transformation made me realize my own growth

by Talia Raoufpur, Senior Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

It was like the women’s march — only less political, less pink and quite bougie. Consumerism at its finest. Where gourmet yogurt parfaits and mini donuts topped with edible gold beads are served. The Nordstrom grand reopening...

Professors requiring their own written work is a conflict of interest

by Talia Raoufpur, Senior Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Opinion

It’s that time of year again. Students are faced with high textbook costs and with the pressure to purchase them to avoid a negative grade or feeling left behind. In some classes, students are required to purchase textbooks ...

Studying abroad is a necessary college experience for all

by Talia Raoufpur, Senior Staff Writer

September 3, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Opinion

A regret many adults have following their college education may be not having spent time abroad. Whether it be studying, interning or working in another country, nothing should stop a student from spending time abroad. This ...

Social media stars dim the issues

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

April 26, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Pop culture celebrities who are aware of their popularity on social media are monetizing Hollywood’s toxic culture while their young followers are perpetuating the cycle.

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Passover an opportunity to reflect on priorities

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

April 12, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Passover isn’t merely a dietary change, but rather a holiday that promotes connection and unity.

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Rape jokes have no place in political discourse

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

March 1, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Judd Apatow’s recent stand-up comedy appearance promoting a new HBO project was yet another example of blatant Hollywood hypocrisy. During his routine, Apatow took aim at the election. He said he felt like he had just been raped,...

Despite questionable quality, ‘Fifty Shades’ resonates with audiences

by Talia Raoufpur, Staff Columnist

February 15, 2017

Filed under Always Right, Columns, Opinion

Another film from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise, “Fifty Shades Darker,” was released just in time for Valentine’s day. For many, the series of novels have become a socially acceptable form of pornography, and...