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The North Wind

The North Wind

Quick answers aren’t solutions

Meghan Marquardt November 18, 2010

This week I realized just how bad my addiction to caffeine is. Between two plays, classes and a couple of essays, I have set a new record for most trips to Starbucks in one week. This was expensive, so...

Societal roles are important

Meghan Marquardt November 4, 2010

I’ve really been thinking lately about all of the supporting roles that there are in this world, and how incredible it is that human beings are able to mesh together and make a working society. Okay,...

‘Glee’ starts an important religious debate

Meghan Marquardt October 21, 2010

So, it’s Saturday night, and I am about to indulge in one of my guiltiest online pleasures: the latest episode of “Glee.” Now, before you throw down the paper in disgust, let me say this: I am not...

There’s no magic cure to our problems

Meghan Marquardt October 7, 2010

Have you ever seen those infomercials where everyday tasks are turned into momentous chores? I remember one from a while back — it was for this pot that had a locking lid that doubled as a strainer....

Shoes help build esteem

Meghan Marquardt September 23, 2010

Official proof that I am an idiot: it’s the first day of classes, and I decide that the disheveled-college-kid look is not for me (or not this early in the semester, anyway). So I throw on a sweater,...

Everyone needs to be a freshman for life

Meghan Marquardt September 9, 2010

I’m a freshman. If I were standing in front of you right now, I’m sure that I wouldn’t even have to say this. I’ve got the clueless facial expression and the overloaded backpack. I overdress. I...

Sagging pants an expression in question

Meghan Marquardt September 2, 2010

There is nothing more poetic in this world than a perfectly sagging pair of blue jeans. The way the waistband manages to cling to the thighs of the wearer ,just barely saving them from a citation for indecent...

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