Laptops: to decorate or not to decorate?
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Laptops: to decorate or not to decorate?

I’ve owned a laptop since I was a senior in high school. However, despite my former first world problem of needing my parents’ desktop for late-night assignments, I didn’t really appreciate my Dell until college. You see, I realized it was special. Sure, it wasn’t a Macbook, but the plastic casing around the back of my screen was a distinctive, spunky purple. Every time … Continue reading

A room with a view: or, we are where we live
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A room with a view: or, we are where we live

Throughout my time at Drexel, I’ve had a range of experiences with living spaces. I’ve lived on the eighth floor of Millennium, across from Buckley Field in Caneris, in UCross, and on the side of an apartment building facing a parking lot and SEPTA train tracks. Now I spend copious amounts of time doing homework or relaxing in a friend’s apartment in Evo, … Continue reading

From strikes to skirmishes: two books, same theme
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From strikes to skirmishes: two books, same theme

Last night, my senior seminar class picked apart John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle. We tried to discover what, if any, underlying messages counteract the gloomy tone, and after a while we paused to contemplate the title itself. Eventually, we came to agree that the “dubious” nature of the fruit pickers’ strike reflects Steinbeck’s idea that these characters never had a shot at winning. … Continue reading