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Jake Reeves pop culture happy hour, september 29

what’s making me happy

the best happy hour around

You know those WWJD—“What Would Jesus Do?”—bracelets? I’ve never actually seen one in real life, but that particular phrase construction has lent itself to a lot of parodies. I’m not religious, so I wouldn’t wear a WWJD bracelet. But I have considered wearing a bracelet emblazoned with WWLD—“What Would Linda Do?” The Linda in question…

yidi wu september 30 2015

please, not another euphemism

reusable menstrual products could help end the social stigma that surrounds having a period

We find a million ways to avoid saying it —it’s “that time of the month, ” or “Aunt Flo came for a visit.” For those not feeling so delicate, they’re “on the rag” or “surfing the crimson tide.” When the cramps get bad, many women still claim headaches or stomach bugs. Tampons, pads, and panty…

katie cafaro, e sports, issue 2, september 23

game over?

the plight of esports at brown

Did you ever play Super Smash Bros. Melee as a kid? You know, that game where you controlled Nintendo’s most iconic characters (and a couple random ones—“Who the heck is Marth?” my prepubescent self often wondered) in a brutal battle to the death. It was that game where Princess Peach could smack Kirby with a…