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Pearl’s Picks

Robert Pearl ’20, Guest Columnist

September 19, 2019

With NFL picking up, baseball winding down, college football going strong; now is the perfect time to get into sports betting if you are looking to make a few bucks (or a lot hopefully). What inspires me to take the picks I do...

Do Women Really Not Feel Safe on Campus?

Caroline Strapp ’22, Guest Columnist

September 19, 2019

Last Sunday night I was talking to a friend of mine about the idea that many of us women don’t feel safe on campus. While some of you might roll your eyes and say ‘oh come on’, this is a common feeling among women. I would...

The Folly of Rent Control

Mike Kozinski ’21, Guest Columnist

September 19, 2019

In a recent speech in Las Vegas, Nevada, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) unveiled his housing plan meant to curb the growing cost of housing. Later on Twitter, Sanders proposed measures, such as plans to “[b]uild and rehabilitate...

One Last Dance

Marcus Witherspoon '20, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2019

Being a senior is a very weird thing. From all the way through pre-kindergarten to this year, school has always been a constant in my life from September to May. Nine months out of the year for the majority of my life has been...

Engaging Controversy with Mindfulness and Empathy

Kirk Anderson, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

September 12, 2019

To all of our new and returning students, welcome back to campus. While there is much to celebrate at the start of the semester, as I consider the year ahead of us I find myself thinking about conflict and controversy. I feel...

Give Refugees the Tools to Adjust

Shane Shuma '22, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

In 2015 the European Union began escalating its acceptance of refugees as a civil war raged in Syria. Four years later, Britain is facing a crisis as it attempts to leave the EU and Euroscepticism has made many gains in Europe’s...

We Need Public Libraries

By Maia Baker ’19, Opinion Columnist

April 25, 2019

Reading is one of the basic requirements of existence in most parts of the world. We read emails; road signs; billboards; books; medicine instructions; menus. But none of this information is accessible with only a low level of...

Sweet Little Lies

By Bryce Dunio ’22, Opinion Columnist

April 25, 2019

World War II general and cis white male George Patton is quoted as saying, “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” His words came at a time of hardship in the world, a time of cancerous, collectivist...

Rent-Seeking: Capitalism’s Worst Enemy

By Mike Kozinski ’21, Opinion Columnist

April 25, 2019

The Democratic Party has undoubtedly shifted far to the left. In 30 years, the Democratic Party went from being the party of Bill Clinton and balanced budgets to the party of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, both of...

Little Victories

Stephanie Czmar '19, Managing Editor

April 23, 2019

The most surprisingly pleasant thing happened to me the other day. I was at the water fountain filling my water bottle and as I was capping my water bottle, a male student came bustling by me. I had to shrink aside to ensure that...

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