Author Archive for Hilary Crowe

It’s Hard Out There for a Print Journalism Major

The pizza 'n' wings-slinging AU eatery graciously called "The Tavern" looks nothing like the old timey Colonial Williamsburg-esque mock-ups. With prison-issue seating, electric blue backlighting and neon red, orange and (more) blue-lit ceiling reliefs, it looks like a hospital cafeteria masquerading as a Berlin nightclub.
But it's here that Tony, a graduating senior and Print Journalism [...]

Waitin’ for Her Man

Jenn munches an apple outside the Dav. It's 42 degrees out, and she's one of the few brave souls making use of the quad's ample banks of benches.
Engrossed in her meager meal, she ignores the crisp weather. She hasn't eaten since 9:30 a.m. Besides, it's almost 3:45 p.m., and she has a date in 15 [...]

At the Davenport Lounge, Business as Usual

It's 2:53 p.m. in the Davenport Lounge, or "the Dav" as the (mostly) flannel and tight-clad students who frequent the chapel-turned-budget coffee house call it. The Dav is the archetypal student coffee house – mismatched decades-old furniture is scattered between bookcase barriers stacked with crusty encyclopedias and political tomes, deictic markers of the hole-in-the-wall's home [...]

Average Wisdom From Above Average Minds

Like every other student every other day, I make decisions to either help or hinder my academic future. Like whether or not to read 60 pages of Althusser before my 12:45 p.m. Language and Culture class. Or, whether or not I attend said class at all.
Well, I made it to all my morning Anthro classes, [...]

The “Curious Case” of Oscar Hype

If there's one thing we all learned from the Grammys' star-studded death rattle, it's that award shows which attempt to program the tastes of the nation are on their way out. (How many of your friends actually agreed that Coldplay's Viva la Vida was the best rock album of the year?)
So the fact that this [...]

The Golden Rule: California Parochial School Expels Lesbians

To the students of California private parochial schools, a word of advice: be careful who you hug in the hall. Or at home, or in My Space photos.
Yesterday, the Fourth District Court of Appeal in San Bernardino, Calif. ruled that California Lutheran High School in Riverside County is allowed to expel students it believes to [...]

Who is “Che”? Soderbergh Hasn’t Got a Clue

Before Shepard Fairey wheatpasted Obama's portrait to walls, windows and the backs of those pushy midwesterners blocking your view of the jumbotron Tuesday afternoon, Alberto Korda's 1960 portrait of Ernesto "Che" Guevara was the most ubiquitous piece of hagiography to infiltrate the closets of American youth. Unlike Fairey's Obama, however, the very mass re-production [...]