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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...

Apathy as a Privilege

Jillian Clark ‘19, Opinion Columnist

March 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As I plan my trip home I cringe with anticipation as to what will be waiting for me in my small New England town: apathy. A relatively homogenous place, some of the people I grew up with didn’t believe in things like modern ...

What the Cogan Talk Taught Me about What Life Should Look Like as a Post-Grad

Kristina Rodriguez ‘19, Opinion Editor

March 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I just went to the annual Cogan Dinner and the associated talk where Roger Brubaker ’03 was talking about his life after Dickinson. Lately I’ve been thinking more and more about what I’m going to do next. The logical answer...

Lack of Necessary Facilities in the Library

Mariel Arias ‘19, Guest Writer

March 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The library is by far my favorite space on campus. Some of its features include the Biblio cafe, two spacious quiet areas, a reading room in the shape of a fishbowl, private study rooms that can be reserved, our writing cente...

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