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On Samaritans and stories

The New Age Bard

We are new-wave, radical, cutting-edge. We are modern. We are postmodern. Ensnared in a web of social media, modern appliances and an increasing variety of processed food options, we navigate layers of reality that our parents don’t even know exist.
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The Millennial Meltdown

I like my surroundings to be clean. When my apartment is neat and organized, an angel bakes a $100  bill into an orphan’s birthday cake. When it’s filthy, the angel gives an inner-city social worker HPV. Tidiness, for me (and orphans and social workers), is therefore quite important. But of
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Talkin’ ’bout my generation

The Millennial Meltdown

My grandfather, while leading a particularly stimulating series of family discussions one fine Saturday evening on subjects ranging from Barack Obama’s real birthplace and the “Gay Agenda” to the trials and complications of having an Asian landlord, paused rather suddenly.
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As long as “National Treasure” isn’t on

The Millennial Meltdown

If my childhood were the subject of a primetime ABC sitcom, each episode would end with a scene of me and my family sitting around the dinner table laughing raucously. A jazzy saxophone number would fade in as the end-credits start to roll. While the names of the wardrobe department
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Millennials are perpetuating DC partisanship

A recent Gallup poll reports that most Americans don’t trust government. Only 19 percent, in fact, say government can be trusted most of the time — a statistic that was 73 percent in 1960. And, when looking at the savagely partisan divide that has so torn Washington ever more apart,
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All millennials need to fight gender inequality

Millennials, or my generation, seeing as I was born in 1990, are sadly generalized as lazy, disrespectful, bawdy and privileged. Throwing salt on the wound, as I write this, Miley Cyrus holds the leading public vote for Time’s Person of the Year. Despite the bad reputation we hold in the
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A generation politically dissatisfied

Something big happened this week that you may have missed if you watch only MSNBC and listen to NPR. The Harvard Institute of Politics released a study showing that millennials are abandoning President Barack Obama and his signature piece of legislation, Obamacare, in startling numbers. It reported that a plurality
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Millennials will not follow the carrot

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By this point, you’ve all visited the Secret Millennial Research Facility. There’s one right here at the Tang Center. You know, the one where they dangle the carrot on the stick and you run through the maze and at the end you get to choose an Xbox One or a
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Stop treating millennials like a punchline

Members of the millennial generation face unique challenges, and older Americans need to recognize this.

Whether it’s on the front pages of decaying media conglomerates or the stuff of “sharebait” BuzzFeed listicles, bashing — or at the very least poking fun at — millennials is “in.” In May, TIME columnist Joel Stein wrote a glitzy cover story about millennials, or, as the magazine referred to
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