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Netflix will not melt your brain

Netflix will not melt your brain

By Isabella Winkler

April 11, 2016

One of the many valuable lessons I’ve learned at college is that school and Netflix go hand in hand. Whether we are procrastinating, winding down or choosing to save the eight dollars a month for something decidedly more valuable, every college student has a relationship with Netflix.Lately, my on...

Defending the small and overlooked: Books

October 9, 2014

Two weeks ago, I experienced a sad moment in my life. A friend and I were talking about books and reading, and he made a comment that almost made my jaw drop.   “I just don’t understand what’s so fun about reading, you’re just sitting there doing nothing.” Doing...nothing? Since I was a little...

A librarian’s response to campus reading

April 24, 2014

Jian Chen’s guest column in the April 21 issue struck a chord with me and my fellow librarians. Like Jian, we wish there were more bookstores in the immediate campus area to promote reading and the joys of browsing. To fill this void, Jian proposed that the Main Library create an open-air lending libr...