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Derek Schneider ’19, Guest Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  Three weeks ago an opinion piece titled “Dickinson’s Political Parity Problem” was published by The Dickinsonian. For those who have not read it, it ends with the author calling on the community to change, saying...

What Is A Free Market?

Ian White ’19, Guest Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  As an economics major, I spend a lot of time reading about, thinking about, and discussing markets. I have read from Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, F. A. Hayek’s The Use of Knowledge in Society, and Milton Friedm...

Canada: A Model For America?

Mike Kozinski '21, Guest Writer

April 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The common American perception of Canada is that Canada is just like the United States except with none of the problems of United States. Canadians are portrayed as Americans who had the good sense to elect Justin Trudeau, e...

Awesome Professors at Dickinson

Connor Moore ’18, Sports Editor

April 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Lately there has been a great deal of negativity surrounding the faculty here at Dickinson. Students have railed against the faculty for their rejection of the Student Senates proposal to repeal the physical education requirement...

In Defense of the Oxford Comma

Drew Kaplan '20, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

There is a debate amongst writers of the English lan- guage over a certain type of punctuation. Although some consider it to be super uous and providing of no additional clarity to a sentence, I consid- er it to be an i...

A Chinese Student Losing His Ability to Speak Chinese

Zeshi Wang ’20, Guest Writer

April 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  After a long challenging semester at Dickinson, I was finally able to go home for the winter break. In the taxi, I couldn’t hide my excitement of seeing my family and tasting my mom’s cooking. The ride was quite...

Know Thyself: Community, Mind, & Place

Sam Phelps ’19, Guest Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  Recently I was struck by how the author and environmental activist Wendell Berry discusses the human mind. I will quote him at length in order to summarize his thought. In Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Su...

Don’t Fear Math Majors

Adam Gamber ’20, Guest Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  Every academic discipline has its irritating go-to reply someone learns when you’re studying it.  For political science, “what do you think of Trump?”  For studio art, “can you draw me?”  For English, “what...

Why the Constitutional Amendment Process Needs to Change

Connor Moore ’18, Sports Editor

April 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  The Constitution of the United States is constantly at the center of political discourse and heated debate. The Second Amendment has come under increasing scrutiny in the wake of recent mass shootings at schools and...

Arrogant Professors at Dickinson?

David Ndreca ’19, Guest Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  Let me begin with the premise that this article is meant to invite professors to reflect on their attitude rather than criticize them. The motivation that drove me to write this short piece is straightforward – the...

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