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Taekman: Why “White Lives Matter” doesn’t matter

Taekman: Why “White Lives Matter” doesn’t matter

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

November 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Nothing brings me quite as much joy as watching white nationalist rallies get outnumbered by those in opposition. The secondary Charlottesville rally, the failed protests in Shelbyville, Tennessee—reading the news to hear that the crowds drowned out the hateful rhetoric, that people flooded the...

Taekman: If at first you don’t succeed

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Aren’t tryouts just the best thing in the world? Doesn’t auditioning for something fill you with sheer, unbridled joy? Do you ever wake up the morning of a trial and think: “Wow. I can’t wait to put myself out there and potentially fail.” Yeah, me neither. The start of every school year brings a wa...

Taekman: Hurricane Irma: meme with caution

Sarah Taekman, Columnist

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s something ironic in the president claiming global warming is a hoax, and for the planet to simultaneously set itself on fire and start pumping out hurricane after hurricane. You’ve heard about Hurricane Irma. Its reputation precedes its reach, spurring on waves of frantic news stories and soci...

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