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It’s OK to mourn the death of inspiration

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2016

The other day I was hanging up a shirt in my closet. Out of nowhere, I thought, “I miss Robin Williams,” and sighed. As snooty as I can get, there’s no denying celebrities are important to me. I use no hyperbole when I say the day George Lucas passes could potentially elicit as much grief from me as...

Don’t overblow the deaths of strangers

Ellen Cooper, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

If your favorite celebrity died, would you feel like you were dying too? If you answered yes to this question, you may be borderline pathological. According to the “Celebrity Attitude Scale,” this can be a sign of celebrity worship, fantasy proneness and dissociation, which are signs of mental insta...

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