A glimpse into modern-day Orthodox Christianity

Not so funny, guise

As far back as I can remember, I spent every Sunday morning taking a spot in a church pew, attempting to sing along to English as sweet-smelling incense wafted in front of me. Over the years, I became accustomed to the aroma, and eventually, I was able to sing along
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Words gone wrong

Not so funny, guise

It starts off innocently enough. My friends and I will tease one another until one friend starts laughing hysterically, like a psycho, which we jokingly call her. Little do we know that one of her family members is dealing with mental health issues. A more common scene is when a
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The danger in being too comfortable

Not so funny, guise

It is one of the first things that makes students uncomfortable when moving to Berkeley — the widespread poverty. Encountering this social welfare problem tends to be strange because for the majority of students, this level of poverty is only seen on occasion and probably not seen in our hometowns.
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What’s the point in reading the news anyways?

Not so funny, guise

Yesterday on Facebook, a friend shared a link to an article titled “The Rape of Men,” which I then passed on to a couple of my housemates. After reading the article and discussing it, we were undeniably sad for the rest of the night. Although each year has its low
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Proud to be an Egyptian

Not so funny, guise

Barbecues, fairs, picnics, fireworks — this is how many people choose to celebrate the Fourth of July. Hopefully on this day, political differences are set aside as we gather together to take pride in being American. While some will celebrate the traditional way and have a cookout, others will express
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Love your body, just not too much!

Not so funny, guise

All of us have those friends who seek advice on whether or not that fourth goldfish cracker should be eaten. And God forbid they end up actually eating that fourth goldfish, worth 2 1/2 calories, leading them to talk about how “fat” they are, leaving you questioning your body as
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The who-suffers-the-most-is-allowed-to-grieve game

Not so funny, guise

This nation has suffered too many tragedies this past year. The most recent have been the Boston Marathon bombing and the tornado that tore apart Oklahoma City — both have left the cities in shambles. A day that began as normal ultimately led to lives changed forever as the day
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