The Blue & Gold

What Not to Say to a Lefty

Sophie Maxwell

December 10, 2018

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For some reason, when people notice that someone is left-handed, they feel the need to point it out. Why they do this, I cannot explain. It’s not like the person doesn’t already realize what hand they write with. But since...

Halloween Candy: Do’s and Don’ts

Matthew Welsh

October 30, 2018

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  The Elite: Kit Kat Not only does this candy headline the top of this list, but it is by far the best candy money can buy. A perfect balance between rich and flaky, a Kit Kat is the simple answer to any sweet c...

The Hidden Poetry of Google Translate

Ethan Rotnem

October 23, 2018

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Most people might think that Google Translate has only one usage: to translate phrases from one language to another. And while that is arguably its most important function, there lies inside a more clandestine usage, one which ha...

8tracks is the Unsung Hero of Social Listening

Alice Bai

October 17, 2018

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Long gone are the days of having to download thousands of songs onto an iPod touch in order to listen to them. The new age of music lies in streaming: Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon. For a monthly fee, we can listen to w...

Math: “The Poetry of Ideas”

Catherine Cossaboom

October 1, 2018

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When most people think of math, they think of drudgery, or they dredge up old memories of anxiety over math tests. So much of our media shows math as an enemy we should all unite against - with people screaming or babies cryi...

Modern Art is Valid, Real Art

Iris Tsouris

September 6, 2018

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Last week, I was taking my daily scroll through my Twitter timeline when I came across a very anti-modern art thread. Intrigued, I clicked on the tweet to start reading the replies and was surprised to find myself in the middle of...

Why Giving Up Netflix Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

Grace Pietkiewicz

August 1, 2018

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Since the old days of Netflix, where DVDs would be delivered to your house, my family has been dedicated subscribers to the movie and TV streaming service. I’m a teenager; I love watching TV and find myself engrossed in the in...

I Deleted Snapchat. Now What?

Hope Williams

August 1, 2018

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Two weeks ago, I ended the most toxic relationship of my life: a 587 day Snapchat streak. The problem was not with the receiver, but with the app itself. For those unfamiliar with Snapchat, consider yourself lucky. The outdated ...