The Wildcat Tribune

You’re missing out on the deal

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018

Dear Reader, All this talk of a “polarized” and “divided” nation is misleading: if all politics is just a negotiation of sympathies, and it is, we’re only divided because this is the first time we really have to negotiate. Actual, capital-P Policy is just a negotiated sympathy — the...

You’re missing out on the liberal bias

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2018

Dear Reader, Reality has a stupidity bias. To be perfectly clear, bias is the enemy of objectivity, objectivity is truth and truth is good journalism. So here we sit in the midst of failure, all this news made by biased people with biased thoughts and biased articles. The “mainstream media” (e.g...

You’re missing out on a history

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2018

Dear Senior, What we forget — among other things — is that Leland Stanford was, in the last decade of his life, a vehement anti-capitalist. Yes, the same Leland Stanford that was an industrial titan in our country’s hyper-capitalist Gilded Age, the man whose namesake university lies no...

You’re missing out on the conspiracy

You’re missing out on the conspiracy

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018

Dear Reader, There’s a reason for everything that’s torn up in your life, and I’ve figured it out. It’s THEM. Those guys over there — you know the ones, the Big Bads, the bad ones who did the bad things and are continuing to do the bad things. Radiohead called them the “karma polic...

You’re missing out on pop music

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017

Dear Reader, Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer, tap water is mind control, Hillary Clinton is Satan, the earth is flat, whatever. That’s all noise. The real conspiracy, dear reader, is FM radio. Here’s how the average artist gets their song onto a radio station like 94.9 or 99.7: they don’t....

You’re missing out on fascist dog whistles

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2017

Dear Reader, If you believe in freedom of speech, you might be a fascist. Okay, okay, give me a second to explain. The thing about 2017-era fascism — a term I’m using to encompass white supremacy, anti-feminism, ethno-nationalism and other fun ideas that are finding a home alarmingly close to m...

You’re missing out: a brief introduction

Armaan Rashid, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017

Dear Reader, Your F.O.M.O. is justified. “Experts” might have you believe that your Fear of Missing Out, also known as “the uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling … that your peers are doing, in the know about, or in possession of more or something better than you” (according to a ...

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