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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...

Objectifying the Female Body; The Curse of “Female Naturalness”

Maia Baker ’19, Opinion Columnist

April 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Spring is sprung in earnest, and we’re putting away our sweaters and jeans in favor of shorts, tank tops, and open shoes and sundresses. Well, we’re trying. Women and female-identifying people face difficulties in the ways...

Questioning the Power of the Commerce Clause

Drew Kaplan ‘20, Associate Opinion Editor

April 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There has been a growing trend in the last century or so where the federal government has taken on more and more social function. The Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, Department of Housing and...

Let’s Put Civil Forfeiture in the Past

Drew Kaplan ‘20, Associate Opinion Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the United States, there is a practice known as “civil forfeiture.” Employed by police forces, the practice entails the confiscation of money or objects that the police believe are, or could be used in a crime. However, t...

Reflection of PossePlus Retreat

Kristina Rodriguez ‘19, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last weekend I went on the Posse Plus Retreat as a member of the New York sophomore Posse DP’15. The topic of the retreat was Us vs. Them but over the course of the retreat it changed to Us and Them and finally Us ? Them. ...

A Call to Fight for Planned Parenthood

Jillian Clark ‘19, Opinion Columnist

April 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

If it wasn’t for Planned Parenthood, I would not be alive today, although not for the reason that so many people would like to imagine. I did not experience a dangerous pregnancy nor did I approach the possibility of an illegal a...

Something Doesn’t Add Up: Printing Money

Silvana Alarcon ‘18, Guest Writer

March 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When we write papers, it’s not just one and done. We have to write an annotated bibliography for quite a few resources, which adds up to a number of pages very quickly. We have to print out the first draft and bring it to class fo...

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