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Letter to the editor: Why Louie the Laker and 'anchor up!' do not represent toxic masculinity

On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Lanthorn published an article written by Professor Steve Tripp titled "Why I will never 'anchor up!' with Louie the Laker." Due to the adverse response this article has created in my own friend groups, my essay disputes claims laid against facets of our Grand Valley State University culture. This essay will not focus on the opinions of Professor Tripp but will instead look at the logic and the arguments they brought to the table. 

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'Blade Runner 2049': A fresh take on a cult classic

Sometimes it feels like the only thing Hollywood likes more than making blockbuster hits is remaking those blockbuster hits decades later. "Footloose." "Star Wars." "Poltergeist." Every animated movie Disney has ever made. "Tron." At this point, it’s more shocking when an old classic hasn’t been reimagined for a modern audience than when it’s finally rebooted to cash in on nostalgia at the box office. That being said, the announcement of "Blade Runner 2049" took me completely by surprise.

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How the definition of feminism has been skewed

What is feminism? According to Merriam-Webster, it is “the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” This definition encompasses the original heart of feminism. However, as decades have passed and new rights for women have been obtained, the already subjective idea of feminism has changed drastically. 

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The downsides of financial security

We all know the obvious dangers of having a lot of money and cherishing every minute of it. We see examples all the time simply reading a paper or turning on the news. But is it only the rich and powerful who fall victim to traps like this? Do you have to be extraordinarily wealthy in order to have the wrong attitude about your money? Of course not. In fact, all it takes is a little overconfidence to get you into trouble. 

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It's time to rethink how we view women after sexual assault cases

In the U.S., we are frequently exposed to stories about powerful men taking advantage of their places in their respective industries. From clothing CEOs like Dov Charney to conservative television hosts like Bill O’Reilly, every once in a while, the public is rocked by news of lawsuits and sexual harassment claims, which are sometimes followed by celebrities and colleagues of the accused publicly condemning their actions.

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