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Lakhiani: RBG had too much resting on her shoulders

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

September 25, 2020

When I first heard about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s (RBG) death, I was stunned. I knew this day would come, but in my mind, she was invincible and therefore she couldn’t die. Of course, I knew she wasn’t the immortal and perfect justice that a lot of people made her out to be, but she accomplished so ...

Lakhiani: Enjoying “Avatar” and supporting the Orange are mutually exclusive

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

August 27, 2020

When “Avatar: The Last Airbender” aired on Netflix in May, I was beyond excited. One of my friends is obsessed with Avatar, and she won’t let the rest of our friends forget it; when she found out I didn’t watch the show as a kid, she was shocked. Despite her insistence on me watching “Avatar,” I ...

Lakhiani: How to reconcile sexual assault allegations with the impending election

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

May 8, 2020

It’s easy to forget that we are in the midst of a national election cycle during this pandemic. However, it’s still just as important as ever to vote, because we need a change of leadership in the country. The election is going to happen this year, whether it’s in November or if it’s delayed b...

Lakhiani: Self-isolation? More like self-improvement

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

April 6, 2020

“Are you still watching?” Those words glared at me from my laptop screen; it was 2 a.m., I had no motivation to watch my math lectures and I was binging NCIS, which seemed never-ending. Yes, Netflix, I was still watching, but I didn’t want to. Boredom and lack of incentive had driven me to thi...

Lakhiani: TikTok is more than just an entertainment platform for Gen Z

TikTok proves to be more than meets the eye.

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

February 13, 2020

“Hey, yo, something traumatic happened that changed my life check,” *cue sad music*: I downloaded TikTok. The millions of TikTok users probably just understood what I just said, and most likely, you did too. TikTok has become our new social media platform; from doing the “Renegade” to creating ...

Lakhiani: Why romance novels aren’t cliché

Karuna Lakhiani, Staff Columnist

October 25, 2019

To most people, romance novels are closely associated with predictability or cheesiness because they are supposed to end with happily ever afters or other uplifting scenarios. However, romance novels aren't always as cliché as everyone thinks. The good ones show that love isn’t the only necessary...

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