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In Response to the Elimination of Off Campus Housing

Quinn Casey '18, Guest Writer

November 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I would like to note that the views contained in this piece are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Delta Sigma Phi Theta Lambda chapter, brothers of the chapter, or the national organization.    As much as ...

To Silence a Viewpoint Does Not Destroy It

Michael McCullough ’19, Guest Writer

November 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It’s Friday night in a small Texas town. Everyone has gathered to watch high school boys play underneath the lights. Before kick­off, one woman walks to the fifty­-yard line, microphone in hand, and belts the national anthem....

We Should Not Honor A Racist Past

Joshua Riebel ’20, Guest Writer

November 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The Civil War was fought over slavery. It sounds obvious, but in a day and age where our nation fails to condemn traitors that tore it apart just over 150 years ago, perhaps nothing can be taken for granted. While it is naive...

Excessive Oversight has Ruined The Dickinson College Experience

Liza Bucchin ’19, Guest Writer

November 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As a junior coming back from abroad, I am entirely unenthusiastic to return to campus. Retention rates are dropping, tuition is rising, and several organizations I love and support are being removed from campus. It is clear that...

In Defense of Off Campus Housing

Preston MacLean ’20, Guest Writer

November 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Earlier today, I was forwarded an email that STRONGLY suggested that no more seniors will be able to live off campus moving forward. I’m deeply concerned by this move to block off-campus housing and forcing us all on meal plans...

“Obscenity is Subjective”: A Commentary on Administrative Oversight

Zach Garrett '17, Guest Writer

November 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Recent weeks at Dickinson College have been tense, or so I’m told by several current students and faculty with whom I’ve spoken about the "offensive" Halloween costume incident. I graduated from Dickinson earlier this year,...

“In Response to ‘A Difficult Time'”

Jeff Engelhardt, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

November 17, 2017

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I’m writing to correct and comment on two misleading claims in Professor Sartwell’s “A Difficult Time”: that (1) the student movement is focused on “a teenager’s Halloween costume” and that (2) feminist and anti...

A Call for Investigation Before Litigation

Gaby Fleming '18, Opinion Columnist

November 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

First and foremost, I would like to express that the incident that took place over Halloween weekend was extraordinarily distasteful and its social impact on our campus should not be forgotten. I have been instrumental in the...

Climate Shock: Why is Pennsylvania So Cold?

Aly Fosbury ’21, Opinion Columnist

November 16, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  Last week, I witnessed my first ever first snow. To clarify, I have seen snow before but I have never seen that first snowfall of the year. After about seven texts, three snapchats and a FaceTime, I rushed outside to...

Men’s Lacrosse Captains Issue Statement on Incident

Men’s Lacrosse , Team Captains

November 16, 2017

Filed under Opinion

We are sorry that an insensitive act by a couple members of our team has caused harm to the Dickinson College Community. As student-athletes, we understand accountability and how the actions of one can impact others.  More...

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