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#WhoMadeMyClothes

Mia Merrill ‘19, Guest Writer

May 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Most of our clothing is not assembled in the U.S., nor is much of the cotton for our clothing grown domestically. Last year, I worked in the women’s clothes section at Target, folding shirts and reassembling racks and picking up ...

Let’s Get Over it: Menstruation and Vaginas are Normal

Maia Baker ’19, Opinion Columnist

May 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Most people with vaginas get their periods between eight and eighteen; most will have three hundred and fifty periods in their lifetimes. Most people who have regular periods menstruate every 28 days. Half the population has ...

Reflections on a Freshman Year at Dickinson

Drew Kaplan ‘20, Associate Opinion Editor

May 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last week, president Neil Weissman sent an email to the Dickinson community concerning an investigation into the college by the Department of Education on alleged discriminatory conduct. In his email, Weissman said “Dickinson Col...

The Inevitability of Death

Sandra Vidal ‘19, Guest Writer

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

For many, talking about death may seem a bit morbid. Yet it’s a process that we will all have to undergo at some point. We are not eternal. Therefore, we should all feel comfortable to talk about death because you never know...

Questioning Financial Coercion at the Federal Level

Drew Kaplan ‘20, Associate Opinion Editor

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The United States has one of the highest drinking ages in the world and the highest amongst developed countries. It strikes me as odd that, in a land where I can fight for my country and engage in the democratic process at 18,...

A Call for Empathy, Compassion and Kindness

Kristina Rodriguez ’19, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As the semester is coming to a close, I think this is the time to step back and reflect on ourselves a bit. The college years are going by really fast and I’ve noticed that I haven’t done all the things I wanted to while...

Why We Shouldn’t Care about Hickeys

Stephanie Czmar ‘19, Guest Writer

April 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This past week I had hickeys all over my neck and it was one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life. The first day they appeared I was able to wear a cropped turtle-neck and later in the day a scarf, but the following...

The Consciousness of a Politician

David Ndreca ’19, Guest Writer

April 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The following article was first presented at the Ethics Symposium on Tuesday, April 20. In this short article we’ll reflect whether the wrong doing--doing evil--is necessary for the good of the people. If violence is jus...

College: Are These The Best Times of Our Lives?

Brian Thomas ‘17, Guest Writer

April 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As I began my Dickinson career I had been told the cliché, “your years in college are the best years of your life.” I’m about to graduate and as I do at the end of a chapter in life I reflect. I don’t think these past...

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