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Maddie Whitaker


Column: The expiration date on social security

"Generation Z and most Millennials couldn’t spot a recession if it stole their latte. We know the textbook definition, sure, and its effects on our dad’s hairline, but many of us probably couldn’t predict how it would affect us. We’re familiar with the meltdown of the late 2000s and the pandemic crash, but this could be our first 'ordinary' recession, where we actually have to worry about making ends meet and navigating a struggling economy."


Column: How TikTok changed fashion

"TikTok has most definitely revolutionized the fashion industry. Think of that scene from the Devil Wears Prada where Miranda Priestly is lecturing Andy Sachs on the roots of her fashion decisions and the legacy of the cerulean blue sweater. It’s unlikely any accessory or clothing choice we make now wasn't influenced by TikTok."

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