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Protestants Need a Dose of Catholicism

Protestantism needs a dose of Catholicism. I say this not in an effort to reprimand Protestants, but rather to draw attention to some of the beautiful practices of the Catholic church. It is difficult to put a finger on the Protestant church and what each denomination needs, but, as a Protestant myself, I realize that it can be easy to put Catholicism into a box and stereotype its followers for “worshipping Mary” or “praying to saints”.

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Snark is Overrated

For a school that prides itself on intellectual seriousness, King’s sure has a lot of students who can’t sit through one lecture without trashing the speaker on social media. Indeed, it’s become a tradition for King’s students to take to Twitter at opening lecture to mock, “roast,” and generally complain about Interregnum.

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The King's College Didn't Deserve Interregnum This Year

We, The King’s College, didn’t deserve Interregnum this year. In my time at this school, Interregnum has focused on themes that were lofty ideas of which the pros and cons were worth examining: ambition had as much negativity surrounding it as positivity while equality was something we ought to strive for but required very little in practice. This year was different

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The iPhone: Catalyst for a Slow Societal Death?

“Next stop 86th Street,” says the automated voice over the speaker of the 4 Express Train. It’s 8:21 a.m., according to my iPhone 7. Wearing a 40-pound blue and yellow backpacking pack, with a copy of the 1376-page Norton Anthropology of Poetry in hand, I shove my way onto the packed train. I mumble meaningless apologies to my fellow morning commuters—none of us love being packed like apples in an overstuffed Trader Joe’s produce crate.

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Black Panther’s Wakanda Will Stay With Us Forever

Cocooned in the bosom of two monolithic mountains, lies the most technologically advanced human civilization on record: Wakanda. This fictional nation from director Ryan Coogler’s, Black Panther, is self-sustaining and isolationist. Which is fine, because the city is all-encompassing with eccentrically curved skyscrapers, a magnetic-levitation and hyperloop transit system, ethereal usage of flora, a plethora of ethnic diversity from the individual tribes of the state, and a noble philosopher king.

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Not the Ideal Activist

I’ve recently had the pleasure of viewing Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” the night before its release date. I attended a viewing with The Table, a minority student organization at The King’s College. I was enthralled by this new edition to the Marvel cinematic universe. While the costumes, scenery, and performances took my breath away, I have to say that I was captivated by the heart behind the movie’s message.

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Why I Capped the Fearless Girl Statue

In the spring of 2017, I was in the news for putting a “Make America Great Again” cap on the “Fearless Girl” statue, placed to supposedly face down the iconic “Charging Bull” statue. The ensuing calamity from this led to verbal spats at an Interregnum event, and even an honor council for a friend and myself. The one question no one seemed to ask is why I did it; I am now willing to go on record and explain in detail why I decided to cap her.

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