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Why It’s Seriously Problematic To Blame Ariana Grande For Mac Miller’s Death

Ellie Doblin ‘21, Guest Writer

September 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When rapper and producer Mac Miller died this Friday of an apparent overdose, it took less than an hour for people to start blaming Miller’s ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande. The hashtag #ArianaKilledMac was trending on twitter...

NYT Anonymous Article: Why it’s Important

Sarah Manderbach ’22, Guest Writer

September 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 5, an opinion article was released by the New York Times. The piece, which was by an anonymous writer claiming to be one of President Trump’s senior officials, has sparked outrage from both the White House and the pr...

First-Year Advice from a Local First-Year

Caroline Berezin ‘22, Guest Writer

September 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

 We all know the feeling, because we’re either living it or have lived through it; that feeling of being a freshman. Overwhelming anxiety, fear and excitement, combine and create a deadly cocktail of drugs. It’s so fun, yet so...

Are Fun Facts Effective Ways to Introduce Students, or a Burden?

Kristina Rodriguez ‘19, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As a senior fresh off of syllabus week, I feel the need to get something off my chest. I think my biggest pet peeve has become the dreaded “Let’s all share a fun fact about us” and general awkward introductions that every...

Defying Myths and Surviving Expectations

Muhammad Burhan ‘21, Guest Writer

September 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

 The most appalling view in life is to see your mother crying. Out of the three types of tears; joy, sorrow and discontent; my mother had a mix of the latter two as she entered my room. Sadness and disappointment etched her...

Why the Dining Hall is the Best Place to Eat on Campus

Shane Shuma  ’22, Guest Writer

September 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

At Dickinson there are many options for students when they get hungry. The Snar, the Dining Hall, the Quarry and the Underground are all great places to eat, but the Dining Hall is the best by far. The variety at the hall is unp...

The Problem with the Political Parity Debate

Kevin Ssonko ’20, Opinion Columnist

April 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It has become quite a habit of mine to pay attention to the popular intellectual discourse. It seems from my interpretation in our times the common discourse is one in the distribution of power much more so than the distribution ...

Tune In to Rise Up

Justine Hayward ’18, Guest Writer

April 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  “You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.”  From Still I rise by Maya Angelou. Once an acquaintance t...

On The Internal Aspect of Societal Change

Aboody Rumman ’20, Opinion Columnist

April 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  It is not uncommon to hear people lamenting about the condition of the world today. Whether it’s rising hate speech, unsafe living conditions or just horrible people. There is an abundance of things to point at to...

A Mantis Can Halt a Chariot

Zeshi Wang ’20, Opinion Columnist

April 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  In my China’s Economic Reform after 40 Years class, I was thrilled to be able to gain a deeper insight into many grassroots social movements taking place in rural China. I was most impressed by the scale of protests...

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