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Saturday December 3rd

Column


A collection of the Harry Potter book series. Courtesy of Tribune News Service.

Column: The resurgence of nerdy trends is a good thing

"In my own experience, I remember being harassed for liking Harry Potter in middle school. I was called a “nerd” and made fun of for liking the books and seeing the movies, especially by my female peers. So, it is a bit hurtful to see these same individuals posting about their house on Facebook, or adding to the trend of dressing up in outfits inspired by the characters."

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Editorial board members Ira Wilder and Caitlyn Yaede live their country fantasies for this week's music column.

Column: Three chords and the truth

"We have hopes that country music will return to its diverse roots, serving not only a white, conservative middle class, but the diverse ethnic and racial traditions of working-class America. In the meantime, the genre that has been bent toward pop, rock and blues now too often bends toward the right."

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Kanye West is seen at "DONDA by Kanye West" listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Courtesy of Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Music Group.

Column: "Donda" delivers ... sort of

"But with missed release dates, the Marilyn Manson and DaBaby association and the general hysteria that surrounds a Kanye release, is it selfish to expect more? If it’s an album coming from the man who made Late Registration, Yeezus, and 808s & Heartbreak, the answer is no. But will I still listen?  Of course. It’s Kanye."

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DTH Photo Illustration.

Column: Money doesn't buy happiness

"While having a lot of money can resolve a lot of your issues and provides many opportunities and experiences, I also want to remind people — particularly students — that their pursuit of happiness isn’t the same thing as their pursuit of wealth."

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