Harold and Baxter

There is an airport. Not a very well known or famous airport, but an airport nonetheless. It has a couple runways and a few planes--infernal flying machines. Let's presume this airport is in Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa--in fact--is where this airport resides. That sounds like a fine place for an airport to call home. An airport needs a good home, much like a child or fichus. 




The social tool of “political correctness”

Madeline Miller SENIOR REPORTER In an increasingly divided world, words and terminologies have never been more important. Time moves quickly and language evolves in ways people...

The stigma of ADHD

Madeline Miller SENIOR REPORTER I bought my second planner of the year today. Do not ask me where the first one is. I do not know. I...

Decline in Barbie sales, a shift towards feminism

Growing up, I had two types of dolls: impossibly thin, top-heavy Barbie dolls and the round-faced, girlish-figured American Girl Dolls. My favorite Barbie, a nameless "princess" character, had pin-straight yellow-blonde hair, an enormous pink dress and a thimble-sized waist.


Protect the press

Jessica Wade OPINION EDITOR At the time this article is written massive protests are taking place in Venezuela that so far have resulted in the death...

The fear of Missing Out: an obsession with those we hardly know

Over the weekend, I had a realization about our generation.  Let me paint a picture for you.  I was fully prepared for an exciting...

Buying into a worn gimmick

 

On the golden age of Hollywood, it was no secret that studios ruled the game. They made their money by making what were considered cutting-edge movies at the time. 3-D movies were some of their biggest attractions and they made the studios a lot of money. After awhile though, the gimmick lost its shine and 3-D wasn't nearly as popular as it once was, often becoming associated with the double bill at a drive-in.


In the Dark While You Re-Wire or, the Haiku Poem

Sit tight. Sit on the floor of the dusty kitchen I can never seem   to stop repairing. Casing nails gritted between your teeth, you tell me   about how you lost your...