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Author archive: Lauren Simenson

May 3, 2017

Publishing opinion pieces denouncing climate change can be damaging

The Student Voice and the New York Times, two papers never before mentioned in the same sentence, now have something in common. Recently, both papers have published opinion pieces denying the validity of climate change.

April 26, 2017

Trump’s first 100 days highlight spreading of fear, hate

Trump’s first 100 days have been anything but a success. I would characterize this first chunk of his rule by the 100 headaches I have succumbed to because of his antics or the 100 nights I have gone to bed worrying about what America would be like tomorrow.

April 18, 2017

‘Girls’ showed awkward reality of being a 20-something

I was a latecomer to the “Girls” bandwagon. And by “Girls,” I do not mean the name for young women, or the word used often to inappropriately refer to grown women. Instead, I am talking about the HBO show “Girls” created by Lena Dunham.

April 11, 2017

Ice cream better left as indulgent treat, not trendy diet staple

Halo Top Ice Cream first caught my eye when it appeared all over Instagram. The packaging is beautifully retro with accents of gold. Its signature metallic accent and the logo of a melting scoop of ice cream makes for the perfect Instagram aesthetic.

April 4, 2017

March Madness baffles some as it takes over television

As per usual, I seem to be the only person I know who has elected to spend not a single minute of my time on the phenomenon that is the basketball tournament March Madness.

March 29, 2017

iPhone camera addiction leads to one angry, expensive Cloud

As with most people, my cell phone has seemingly become permanently affixed to my hand. My oversized phone, clad in a glittering case, is just an extension of myself these days. I can hardly remember what I used to do with my hands in the dark days before I had an iPhone to hold.

March 22, 2017

Individuality can be found away from Target’s dependable sameness

The Target store became a Minnesotan institution when, in the 1960s, the Dayton family turned its attention from its department stores that bore the family’s name to creating a chain of discount stores located in the suburbs of the same state.

March 8, 2017

A Day Without a Woman serves important purpose

A Day Without a Woman was billed as a day where “women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people,” according to womensmarch.com.

February 28, 2017

Climbing wall a good way to get in touch with adventurous side

By February, most people who have bothered to make resolutions for the new year have left those same declarations by the wayside. I resolved not to make a resolution this year, but that does not mean that I have shut out any notions of self-improvement altogether.

February 21, 2017

Be aware of your communication habits, but not too aware

Since graduating high school, I have become increasingly hyper-aware of how I communicate.