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Adjusting our focus: We need to pay more attention to the news

Adjusting our focus: We need to pay more attention to the news

Nathan Stevens

December 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

turned the TV to the news, expecting to see Donald Trump front and center on CNN, as he is almost every day. I did not, however. What I actually saw was much more terrifying. One moment, waves crash along the iconic sand beaches. Tourists and natives crowd along the ocean’s edge. The hustle of the n...

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish ‘Stranger Things’

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish ‘Stranger Things’

Nathan Stevens

November 17, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

I have a confession to make. I haven’t finished the second season of “Stranger Things” yet. In fact, I haven’t even seen past the first episode of season two. I consider myself a connoisseur of television, or at least a pretty big fan. Anyone who knows me knows that I watch as many popular ...

Unpacking paranoia: Amazon Key shouldn’t scare us so much

Unpacking paranoia: Amazon Key shouldn’t scare us so much

Nathan Stevens

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION, Print

ast month, I signed up for Amazon Prime, joining the 85 million other Amazon Prime members for one simple reason — I hate waiting for shipping. Has anyone ever really received their package in “five to seven business days?” I sure haven’t. So when I heard Amazon was testing a service to make s...

Not ‘It’: Russian Burger King accuses the movie ‘It’ of being an ad for McDonald’s

Not ‘It’: Russian Burger King accuses the movie ‘It’ of being an ad for McDonald’s

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

, like many other people, scrambled to see the horror film “It” during its (no pun intended) opening weekend. I have always been a big fan of horror movies, usually catching the most popular ones in theaters with my friends, and this was not an exception. Stephen King’s “It” has remaine...

Searching for answers: Google’s new questionnaire helps those with depression

Searching for answers: Google’s new questionnaire helps those with depression

Nathan Stevens

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

t’s hard to believe the first month of school is already over. With North Korea and the U.S. on the verge of a nuclear war just a week before white supremacists paraded the streets of Charlottesville, calling the news intense would be an understatement. Even if I manage to get away from all the craziness, ...

Speaking out of the closet

Speaking out of the closet

Nathan Stevens

May 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

i, my name is Nate. I’m a junior, 17 years old, I go by he/him pronouns, and uh — I’m gay.” That last part was so hard for me to get comfortable with, probably because I hadn’t said it out loud very often. And now, I was going to say it in front of the entire freshman class. It took a cou...

A piece of me: coming out as gay

A piece of me: coming out as gay

Nathan Stevens

December 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Culture, From the magazine, OPINION

or as long as I can remember, I’ve felt different. It wasn’t until seventh or eighth grade that I realized why. It took me years to finally accept it, to stop living in denial. But now, I’m ready to tell the world. “I’m gay.” Oh God. Was this a bad idea? Am I ready? Maybe I sho...