Sircus: The power and the glory

January 19, 2011
“Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.” Forty-two years ago, on a stormy night in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ended his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech — what was to become his final public address — by invoking the opening line of “The Battle Hymn of »

Sircus: Give thanks, give back

November 19, 2010
I came across a story in the New York Times two weekends ago about a growing group of women in Herat, Afghanistan, a mid-sized province in the northwest region of the country. In a an increasingly common custom, the women of Herat are attempting to commit suicide by self-immolation. Setting fire to their own bodies, »

Sircus: So much to screw

November 5, 2010
On Friday, Berkeley, Pierson and Trumbull will all host their annual “Screws.” The campus will overflow with students wearing ridiculous get-ups at the behest of their roommates, scouring the grounds to find their respective dates. The flood of romantic hopefuls highlights a larger problem with college screws — hosting multiple dances on a single night »

Sircus: I have(n’t) made fire

October 28, 2010
It’s the great tantalizer of my room. Night after night, it blankly stares back at me with a dark and cool glance. As the temperature drops outside, its siren song soars, and with each passing day I become more and more tempted to succumb to its call, to fill the dark abyss of our common »

Sircus: Midterms? Miners!

October 20, 2010
Across campus the past few days, there has seemed to be an air of lethargy growing among the student body. It makes sense. The temperature is dropping, the sun is setting sooner, and the days of Sperry-sporting students tanning on Old Campus are fleeting. Oh yeah, it’s also midterm season. There is no shortage of »