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Ava Liversidge

Columnist — Class of 2026

Number of articles: 11

First Article: September 30, 2022

Latest Article: April 25, 2024

The Idiot

Lyrics compromise musical divinity

Lyrics compromise music’s special metaphysical status.

To accept this, you first need to accept that music has a special metaphysical status—that is, in comparison to other art forms. By metaphysical, I am referring to the posited reality outside of human …

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The Idiot

Consider part-time vegetarianism

Don’t flip the page if you’ve already settled in your carnivorous ways, not looking to be persuaded into any change. Maybe you’ve already accepted a logical contradiction at the heart of your meat-eating—that you like the taste of steak, and …

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The Idiot

Cold climate fuels the ego

Prolonged existence within cold environments feeds the ego. Or, at least, this has been my experience since hitting the hot and dusty, eastbound out of Los Angeles and settling in Maine last fall. And before I’m met with any gripes …

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