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The darkness behind Black Friday

People crowd the first floor of Macy’s department store as they open at midnight on November 23, 2012 in New York to start the store’s “Black Friday” shopping weekend.  AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA

Justice Lovin

November 8, 2017

On the 24th of November this year, something magical is going to happen. Without any fluctuation in the value of the dollar, products, for a few hours, will sell for considerably lower prices than they do on any other day of the year. And yet, they will be the same products. The Friday after thanksgiving is called Blac...

MNLM: The case for a minimalistic lifestyle

Ethan Pham

January 18, 2017

Unsurprisingly, we live in a consumer-driven society with a rapid cyclic need to constantly upgrade. A lifestyle like this is something I believe to be unhealthy. I distinctly remember moments when I first became more concerned about our environment. I began to concern myself with the well-being of t...

Holiday hypocrisy highlights our true values

Justice Lovin

November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving is a great holiday. It is a celebration of family and, if you accept the narrative rather than the historical record, of tolerance. Perhaps best of all, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to practice humility and appreciate the simple things in life. It is unfortunate that this celebration of t...