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What is Hate Speech?

J.J. Jones ’15, Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The American Bar Association defines hate speech as “speech that offends, threatens, or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other traits.” This is a very broad...

Yes, Racism is Alive and Well

Gabrielle Brill  ’18, Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

It is fully possible to be sexist and racist towards a white male. To build this case, let’s establish some semantics. When speaking about racism, I am a believer in a colloquial, individualistic definition of racism that racism is treati...

The Green New Deal is a Great New Disaster

Bryce Dunio ‘22, Opinion Columnist

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez releases her Green New Deal and it receives heavy criticism, does that make it a conservative lie and/or accide...

A Polarized Community

Phil Petrina ’20, Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In lieu of recent controversial campus events, I find it necessary that we - as Dickinsonians - take a step back and consider what can be learned from some of these experiences. Undoubtedly, we live in an America that has become...

A Response to Fisher’s Article

David Ndreca ‘19, Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

I think it is truly disheartening that President Ensign was obligated to write an email disavowing the article over threats from donors to the college. The most important part of education is hearing perspectives and thoughts...

How Do We Save the World from the White Man? (A response to the response to “Should White boys still be allowed to talk?”)

Kevin Ssonko ’20 , Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In his autobiography Malcolm X described racism as a psychosis in the white psyche. White people, he said, were able to function in all other ways as human beings should, but on the question of race white people lost all ability...

On the 2020 Presidential Election

Jacob DeCarli ’22, Associate News Editor

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

As Donald Trump’s presidency begins its third year, the next presidential election is quickly approaching the American public. Since Trump was declared president in November 2016, Democrats and non-Trump supporters looked forward...

Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?

Leda Fisher ’19, Guest Writer

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

When you ask a question at a lecture, is it secretly just your opinion ending with the phrase “do you agree?” If so, your name is something like Jake, or Chad, or Alex, and you were taught that your voice is the most important...

Why Does the Left View Freedom so Cynically?

Bryce Dunio ’22, Opinion Columnist

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In a few weeks, Pittsburgh’s city council will vote on a series of controversial gun control bills. The bills would, among several other reforms, make it illegal to own ‘assault weapons’ within the city limits. The bill...

Why This Vermonter Does Not Feel the Bern

Mike Kozinski  ’21, Guest Writer

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Of the potential Democratic candidates running for president in 2020, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is the most unusual. His insurgency campaign that had no image handlers almost defeated the Clinton political machine, and he...

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