Chance Wellnitz


Everybody is an 'outsider'

Society has a love affair with outsiders. With Divergent, we've built an entire movie franchise around a teen literally diverging from societal norms, and this summer, we'll watch Peter Parker go from zero to hero in the third Spider-Man origin story in less than two decades.

Change is (still) going to come

For many people, this past year has been, and I’ll put this as delicately as possible, a massive, steaming pile of crap.

To all the music critics: 2016 ain’t over ‘til it’s over

There’s still a month left in 2016, but to quote the illustrious Mr. Lenny Kravitz, “Baby, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” That said, numerous publications have already published their picks for the “best albums of 2016.” The critics couldn’t have predicted that Beyoncé would drop her 2013 self-titled album in the last weeks of December that year.

Languages of hate and indifference

When I saw “ISIS” scrawled over the Muslim Student Association’s panels on the Washington Avenue Bridge, I knew some people would draw similarities between the vandalism of MSA’s panels and College Republicans’ panels, which were also defaced earlier this fall. There would likely be accusations of hypocrisy in the administration’s response and the news coverage of the event — criticisms I believe are not entirely unfounded.