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A Reflection on the Pittsburgh Shooting & Gun Violence

Sarah Manderbach  ’22, Guest Writer

November 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The shooting that took place in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago was extremely tragic. So many lives were lost, including that of siblings, a married couple and a survivor of the Holocaust. They were killed for worshipping peacefully in a p...

On Immigration Policy

Shane Shuma  ’22, Guest Writer

November 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

 I am for a fair, just and equal immigration policy, which is why I think the U.S. government needs to be very careful when dealing with the current Honduran caravan and related crises. Currently there are 4,000 people in a car...

The Danger in Censorship

Bryce Dunio ’22, Guest Writer

November 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

One of the single greatest flaws of our generation is the obsession with terms ranging from ‘hate speech’ to ‘cultural appropriation.’ The idea of every individual being entitled to any opinion they desire, so long as...

In This Political Climate, Where Do We Go From Here?

Kevin Ssonko ’20, Opinion Writer

November 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It goes without saying that we find ourselves in a unique political atmosphere entering the 2018 midterms. For many members of both the United States and the global community, the actions of our government and the current administration...

Democratic Hypocrisy on Immigration

Bryce Dunio  ’22, Guest Writer

November 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

 Approximately 12 years ago, then-senator Barack Obama took to the podium to voice his vote on the Secure Fence Act of 2006, a bill with the intent of constructing a multi-billion-dollar series of fences on the US-Mexican border.  S...

On Ariana Grande’s Split with Pete Davidson

 Sarah Manderbach ’22, Guest Writer 

November 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In recent coverage by TMZ, it was revealed that celebrity couple Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have broken up.   According to the initial news release from TMZ’s website, a source close to the couple had announced that “...

Letter to the Editor: A Response to “Are Event Posters Going Extinct?”

By Amy Farrell , American Studies & Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Executive Director

October 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Dickinsonian, I am writing to voice my strong agreement with Lauren Toneatto, the author of the opinion piece, “Are Event Posters Going Extinct?”   As Toneatto points out, the posters she saw two years ago were a key...

TGIF, Right?

 Caroline Strapp  ’22, Guest Writer 

October 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Going out is something most of us look forward to every weekend. I mean, TGIF exists for a reason. But after a friend of mine recounted a discussion about the party ‘environment’ she overheard from a group of guys, I started...

Should Minimum Wage Be Abolished?

Bryce Dunio ’22, Guest Writer 

October 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

There is an intriguing concept coined by German Economist Horst Siebert known as the ‘Cobra Effect.’ It originates from Colonial India at a time when the British Empire dominated the subcontinent. The city of Delhi had a problem...

Christine Blasey Ford & the #MeToo Movement (An Update)

Maia Baker ‘19, Opinion Writer

October 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

 In the first week of Brett Kavanaugh’s time on the Supreme Court, it’s time to examine the Kavanaugh case for what it is: a representation of #MeToo movement’s potential power. Three women have accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexu...

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