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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

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  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

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  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...

Implicit Bias Harms Campus

Duncan Hopkins ’19, Opinion Columnist

April 26, 2018

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  Those of us who are sane can agree that racism is bad, but can we all claim not to be racist? Hardly. Just before I started to write this, I took a racial implicit association test (racial IAT), which tracks your association...

Cafeteria Conundrums

Jessica Oren ‘21, Copy Editor

April 26, 2018

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Coming from a high school where the dining hall disasters ranged from soggy, memory-foam-like tofu to sandwiches with the bread so stale we couldn’t even feed it to the ducks on the pond, my first visit to the Dickinson Caf...

Is Disney Ruining Star Wars?

Joshua Riebel ’20, Opinion Columnist

April 26, 2018

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No. Or to be more precise, there is nothing Disney can do to “ruin” Star Wars. A New Hope is and will always be a classic film; The Empire Strikes Back may be better still, and despite Disney’s penchant for beating ideas...

A Marxist Analysis of Dining Services Student Workers

Aleks Syniec ’18, Guest Writer

April 19, 2018

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  To Karl Marx, all history is a history of class struggle; under feudalism there was class conflict between the lords and the serfs, under capitalism class conflict is between the proletariat and the bourgeois, under...

On Interfaith Dialouge

Leda Fisher ’19, Guest Writer

April 19, 2018

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  Last weekend I went to the 10th annual JStreet National Conference in Washington D.C. JStreet is a pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-peace organization that seeks to use America and the American Jewry’s influence to create...

Dickinson Needs a Living Timeline

Duncan Hopkins ’19, Opinion Columnist

April 19, 2018

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  On Halloween weekend last year, a Dickinson student was dressed as Colin Kaepernick- blackface and all [Editor’s Note: this claim to blackface cannot be confirmed].  In the Fall of 2015 another Dickinson student wore ...

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