Chloe Thompson Senior Staffwriter

Class of 2016


  • Artifact ownership is an issue

    According to, last month, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology lent Turkey 24 artifacts from ancient Troy — indefinitely. This move by the museum was due to Turkey’s aggressive campaign to retrieve artifacts that originated in its region.

    Forum | October 8, 2012
  • Looper uses time travel as plot device, not crutch

    Looper, released in theaters Sept. 28, does the seemingly impossible: It sidesteps the usual problems of time travel movies and focuses instead on character. Directed by Rian Johnson, the film uses time travel as a tool throughout the story.

    Pillbox | October 8, 2012
  • Babel not a whisper in the dark, but a shout

    Mumford & Sons’ brillant second album, Babel, was released last week. The album doesn’t go anywhere adventurous or new — it stays in the same alternative rock/folk genre as Sigh No More, the band’s first album; still has “Country” Winston Marshall rocking the banjo; and still has Marcus Mumford growling and shouting out the group’s ballad-like lyrics.

    Pillbox | October 1, 2012
  • Privacy nonexistent in 21st century

    This month, another royal scandal hit the papers. This time, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, caught the media’s eye while she and her husband, Prince William, were vacationing in France. A photograph of the former Ms. Middleton sunbathing topless appeared in the French version of the magazine Closer, taken while the couple were staying in a private villa.

    Forum | September 24, 2012
  • Reform necessary for cheating punishment

    A cheating scandal at an esteemed academic institution is once again making headlines. One hundred and twenty-five Harvard University students were accused of cheating on a test for a class called Introduction to Congress last spring, according to a recent article in *[The New York Times](

    Forum | September 17, 2012

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