By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief On April 16, the Pulitzer Prize winners were announced by Columbia University, who have been handling the awards for now over a century. In may categories, particularly in journalism, there were few surprises. The New York Times received three awards, including one for Public Service for their reporting on the Me Too movement; they shared the award with The New Yorker. … Continue reading Damn, Kendrick
By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief Man, I really loved Roseanne growing up. It was one of my favorite sitcoms as a kid and as a teenager. It was fresh, it was different, and in a lot of ways it was reflective of not just my family, but a lot of families. It was more real than, say, Full House. Which isn’t to say that other sitcoms … Continue reading You’re breakin’ my heart, Roseanne
By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief Last Thursday, March 22, Senator Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, officially announced his Debt-Free College Act. Senator Schatz, along with 32 other members of Congress, hope that the bill can alleviate the financial burden placed on young college students across the country. Schatz’s plan aims to be more holistic towards the issue of student debt than the more popular tuition … Continue reading Debt free college? It’s possible
By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief I am grateful that each one of these gets harder. Each time there’s a mass shooting, it gets harder, at least for me, to shrug it off, to believe that this is the world, the country, that I live in. The first article I ever wrote as a paid writer for the Torch was about the murder of Alison Parker and … Continue reading Enough.
By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief I’m tired. It’s only been a year since Donald Trump took office, but it feels like two terms. It’s just been jam-packed with crap every single day. In an endless news cycle, the Trump presidency has been infinite. Political debates have become more of a chore than ever. There are still sane conservatives, I assure you. One of them works for … Continue reading The truth will out
By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief “I get it.” Mark said. The priest donned an expression of confusion again, though Mark was sure he was just trying to save his act. “I get it now. I tell you my story, you try to make me think that I’ve done something awful and then I lose my mind or something, right?” Mark stood up, now glaring at the … Continue reading The Cathedral, Part 3
By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief “I was at a friend’s apartment, one of the tenements down the street,” Mark began, neglecting to tell the priest that this person was more than a friend. “We were watching some movies, and having a few beers.” The priest nodded knowingly when Mark mentioned the beers. It had actually been wine over a nice dinner, and a romp in the … Continue reading The Cathedral, Part 2
By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief The quiet cold of a late mid-January night was pierced by the sound of a scream of the bloodcurdling variety. The scream echoed into silence, with the sound of someone moving at speed and gasping for air replacing it. Then there was the loud bang of the old solid oak doors of the Cathedral. As the doors slammed shut, the figure … Continue reading The Cathedral, Part One
By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief On the night of Sunday, October 1, Stephen Paddock perpetrated the deadliest shooting in American history, killing 50 and injuring over 500 more. Sadly, I remember the last “deadliest shooting.” It happened last summer in Orlando,at Pulse Nightclub. After Pulse, comedian Anthony Jeselnik tweeted out a joke: “Sure, this seems like the deadliest mass shooting in American history right now. But … Continue reading What happens in Vegas….
By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief On September 10, former US Men’s soccer player Alexi Lalas hit the current team with a fiery hot take. “Are you going to continue to be a bunch of soft, underperforming, tattooed millionaires?” Is the question posed by the former men’s team star. His comments came after the team continued to struggle in its quest for a World Cup bid this … Continue reading Alexi Lalas: USMNT is soft