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A New Perspective on the Harry Potter Movies from J.K. Rowling

Sarah Manderbach ’22, Opinion Columnist

March 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

As a fan of the Harry Potter series and all that has been created from it, in recent months I have started to question if the magic that once surrounded this universe has started to diminish. With the addition of the Fantastic Beasts mo...

Democrats are Handing Trump Four More Years

Bryce Dunio ‘22, Opinion Columnist

March 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In roughly three months’ time, the Democratic National Committee plans to begin its lengthy series of primary debates to determine which candidate is best suited to take the White House. After the morale-crushing blow to their...

Keep Your Hands off my Wallet (A response to Keep Your Hands off: Why Women Need Access to Reproductive Healthcare)

Shane Shuma ’22, Opinion Columnist

March 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In her article, Keep Your Hands off: Why Women Need Access to Reproductive Healthcare, the author seems to make a quite simple and uncontroversial argument, that women who have access to reproductive healthcare lead better lives....

Reflection of Relationships

Kristina Rodriguez ‘19, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

As I reflect on my college career as a second semester senior, I can’t help but think about all of the friendships, bonds and communities that I have been fortunate enough to have cultivated during my time here. I have made...

On Islamophobia and Working Towards Creating a Hate-Free Campus Community

Aboody Rumman ‘20, Guest Writer

March 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

He claimed he saw Muslims celebrating 9/11 in New Jersey. That claim was never corroborated. He called for a complete ban on all Muslims entering the United States of America. We thought that would be it, he has screwed up. He...

Keep Your Hands off: Why Women Need Access to Reproductive Healthcare

Maia Baker  ‘19, Opinion Columnist

March 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Women with access to reproductive healthcare make stronger, better-informed decisions about their own reproductive health, creating healthier, more successful trajectories both for their own lives and the lives of their communities. Reproductive...

Dson Won’t Get Greener Unless Someone Cares

Alex Arnette ’22, Guest Writer

March 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

One of the main reasons why I selected Dickinson College is its environmental focus. Dickinson took actions, from LEED certifications to solar panels to composting, that made me eager to attend a school I knew was on the right...

The Commodification of Women in Rom-Coms

Maia Baker ’19, Opinion Columnist

February 28, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The glitzy clothes and inflated love story in Pretty Woman work to conceal the economic reality of its plot, which the movie itself attempts to elide in favor of the love narrative central to the romance. The rampant capitalist intere...

What We Can Learn From the Jussie Smollett Hoax

Bryce Dunio ‘22 , Opinion Columnist 

February 28, 2019

Filed under Opinion

On the 21st of February, actor Jussie Smollett was arrested for orchestrating his own hate crime. In a complete act of carelessness for true victims of hate crimes, Smollett paid two Nigerian brothers a check of $3,500 to help...

All Hate Incidents are Important

Shane Shuma ‘22, Opinion Columnist

February 28, 2019

Filed under Opinion

There has been much outrage and criticism leveled at Jussie Smollet in the last week after being caught perpetrating a hate crime hoax on January 29. Many have rushed to his defense, arguing that his actions have helped bring...

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