Exclusions May Apply

  Exclusions May Apply How our modern culture’s obsession with commercialization curtail inclusivity on Valentine’s Day   By MIMI TARRANT   As the month of February begins, so does the build-up to one of the most secretly controversial days of the year: Valentine’s Day. Revered by some and dreaded by others, Valentine’s Day continues to split opinion. Both its origin and continued celebration can draw divided opinions. The history of Valentine’s Day remains unclear—some sources link the day to Lupercalia in the Roman era, where women would be whipped and paired off with men in the name of fertility. Nevertheless, …

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Knock or Not?

  Knock or not? A case in negotiating with Professors   By ANA LUIZA NICOLAE   You expected it all. The sweating, the shaking, perhaps even the urge to flee. This is a high-pressure situation. And any way you trip up may have distorting consequences on that A-clad image of your transcript come May. Welcome to Ground 0, first week of classes post-shopping week, and a true semester looming ahead past the barrier of one interaction… You have a meeting with a Professor in one minute, and a very simple request to make: a piece of guidance, sign-off on course …

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Christmas Drinks: The Who, What, Where and Why

  Christmas Drinks: The Who, What, Where and Why From eggnog to mulled wine sangria, the Indy offers both traditional and alternative drink recommendations   By MIMI TARRANT   It may have only been Thanksgiving a week ago, but in true American style, Christmas is choosing not to hang around. Christmas-themed drinks may have been out in the coffee stores for a month now, but we all know that the post-Thanksgiving period is really when things start to get serious on the drinks front. Whether it’s sugar, caffeine, or alcohol that’s driving you to the end of this semester, take …

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