Opinion: Legal drinking age should be lowered to 18

CHRIS BEDELL Staff Writer The drinking age has got to be the United States’ biggest failure. The fact that the legal drinking age is 21 and not 18 needs to be examined more thoroughly. The reality is that a lot...

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Opinion piece: Casual sex is a very complicated topic

CHRIS BEDELL Staff Writer The idea of sex without commitment permeates several aspects of pop culture. For example, the films “No Strings Attached” and “Friends With Benefits” illustrate the idea of casual sex. Additionally, Meredith and Derek from the...

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Poetry Point

Interruptions By Sarah Van Clef “She was just seventeen,” my teacher said as she sobbed in front of our eighth grade English class. We didn’t know what hall she was traveling down, we didn’t want to interrupt. The silence bounced off...

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Short story: A complicated past in a small town

CHRIS BEDELL Staff Writer A gust of wind howled in the background as Liam walked up to the bar. He was currently standing on the massive acres of the Ridge Brook Country Club. It was the annual Founder’s Day Party....

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Short story: Close encounters with the popular kind of crowd

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist Another lump formed in my throat as I remained suffocated by my depression while I sat on my bed in my bedroom while I talked to my grandma. “Thank you so much.” There was another awkward gap in the...

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Story: Friends are not always forever, phony doesn’t cut it

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist Stefan Paine. He has two distinct personalities. One incident will be burned in my mind forever though. It happened six years ago one morning during the fall semester of my sophomore year at Davidson University… I walked up the...

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Opinion: Government shutdown is like watching a circus act

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist As sad as it might seem, I’m really not surprised by the government shutdown since the cold hard truth is that the government of our country has been dysfunctional for a long time. But one thing that isn’t...

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Personal Essay: I Have a Dan Humphrey Complex

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist People might knock the television show Gossip Girl, which was a show that ran for six seasons from 2007-2012 on the CW Network, but there is actually a lot of truth to the show. For instance, one of...

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Personal essay: The day that forever changed my life

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. It was truly the day that changed my life. The morning started out like any other. I look forward to talking to my parents and I called them around mid-morning from the Student Center...

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Short story: Conclusion to a dystopian nightmare in Aklava

CHRIS BEDELL Columnist Woman after woman lined up and put their heads on the podium and then subsequently lost their heads. That night when I was back in my bedroom I was restless since the image of the women lining up and...

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