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Owen Berg

Owen is a senior journalism and interactive media studies double major, with a minor in fashion. He handles all things graphic design at the newspaper, and also edits the style section, which covers fashion and lifestyle. He’s also written for almost every section of the newspaper, with style and entertainment being his favorites. 

Outside of the newsroom, you can find Owen making songs with his friends or digging around at the Oxford Goodwill. After graduation, Owen plans to go to graduate school, and hopes to find a career in multimedia journalism.

Abandoning the meaning at the Met Gala

Fashion, which to many people is superficial, often has to go through the added chore of telling the audience why they should care about it. Especially at the Met Gala, which is probably the largest pop culture event at which fashion is the top priority, designers often seem to be straining to create “meaning” for those who don’t take fashion seriously in the first place.

The boring tyranny of elevated basics

Why is the brand trying so hard to convince you that these clothes are “essential?” It’s as if fashion is no longer a playground of self-expression, but a risk to be mitigated.

Our design editor recently watched "Minari" and reflected on his identity as an Asian American.

I underestimated “Minari:” why I was so wrong

“Minari” so meticulously unearthed these uncomfortable memories from my youth because, in David, I didn't just see a child who looked like me – I saw my childhood. I saw it in a way I never had before on screen, in full color through such subtle, intimate details

A guide to the best Asian restaurants in Oxford

Oxford, Ohio is a pub food paradise. But, with no disrespect to these fine dining establishments, I’m kinda over it. I’m here to argue the best food in Oxford is its Asian food. Our little town in southwest Ohio is a gold mine for flavors from Japan to India to China.

A year of wear: why I quit buying clothes

I took a year off from buying any clothing, new or used. And what came out of it was a deeper appreciation for fashion as an art form and a more personal relationship with the clothes I already had. All without spending a penny.