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Is Universal Basic Income poverty’s silver bullet?

 I was trying my best to work off the box of cookies I had eaten earlier in the day when a surprising video popped up on my newsfeed — a clip about universal basic income. As someone who was trying to bike their way out of caloric purgatory, I of course was interested in anything that could keep my mind off of the pain I was feeling. What ensued was a barrage of information explaining how a universal basic income would be the solution to the country’s poverty problem. So, if the claims about it are to be believed, why is there so little buzz around this idea? 


Thinking for oneself counters campus indoctrination

 This particular submitter sent me a rather lengthy article on — what they perceived to be — the worthlessness of a liberal arts degree from most universities due to subjects in the humanities being “bathed in political leftism.” The individual claimed that anyone who majors in these subjects is a fool and not worth hiring. The article went on at length regarding how young college students have been brainwashed into hating America and “American values,” and that this mass persuasion is begetting a generation of college graduates wholly unaware of the many facets of American civil and intellectual life.  


Third Democratic primary debate recap and rankings

 The third Democratic debate was scheduled for after Labor Day, a time many consider to be an inflection point in attention paid to the race. It was the first single-night debate, with all the candidates congregating on stage to dance to the tune of the moderators’ questions and crowd reactions. 

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Arts & Culture

Interview with Rita Scheer '20

This week, justArts&Culture spoke with Rita Scheer ’20, who was one of the showcased artists at the “New Arts from Home & Abroad” Awarded Student Art Show.


Spotlight on Rose 09/17/2019

Once I stepped into The Undisciplined Collector, 2015, a 20th century style living room in the Rose Art Museum,  the first work that caught my eye was the “Le Marche.”


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