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Dson Won’t Get Greener Unless Someone Cares

Alex Arnette ’22, Guest Writer

March 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

One of the main reasons why I selected Dickinson College is its environmental focus. Dickinson took actions, from LEED certifications to solar panels to composting, that made me eager to attend a school I knew was on the right...

The Commodification of Women in Rom-Coms

Maia Baker ’19, Opinion Columnist

February 28, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The glitzy clothes and inflated love story in Pretty Woman work to conceal the economic reality of its plot, which the movie itself attempts to elide in favor of the love narrative central to the romance. The rampant capitalist intere...

What We Can Learn From the Jussie Smollett Hoax

Bryce Dunio ‘22 , Opinion Columnist 

February 28, 2019

Filed under Opinion

On the 21st of February, actor Jussie Smollett was arrested for orchestrating his own hate crime. In a complete act of carelessness for true victims of hate crimes, Smollett paid two Nigerian brothers a check of $3,500 to help...

All Hate Incidents are Important

Shane Shuma ‘22, Opinion Columnist

February 28, 2019

Filed under Opinion

There has been much outrage and criticism leveled at Jussie Smollet in the last week after being caught perpetrating a hate crime hoax on January 29. Many have rushed to his defense, arguing that his actions have helped bring...

A Letter to the Dickinson Community

The Chinese Student and Scholar Association  , This article was submitted by the President of the CSSA, Harry Qiu ’20.

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

 Dear Dickinson Community, We, as board members of Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), are shocked and deeply offended by the recent incident of racist notes at Kisner-Woodward Hall targeting a specific indi...

In Defense of Benjamin Rush

Shane Shuma ’22, Opinion Columnist

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

At the inclusivity meeting last Sunday, one speaker’s speech especially piqued my interest. A person at the meeting tried to tarnish the image of Dickinson College’s founder, Benjamin Rush. The Founding Father was accused...

The Hayakawa Approach

Ben Compaine ‘67, Guest Writer

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Perhaps the single most significant concept that I left Dickinson with was that cow 1 is not cow 2. This basic concept has informed my critical thinking and writing for over five decades. I’ll explain what this has to do with...

The Green New Deal is Not Environmentalism: It is Insanity

Mike Kozinski ’21, Opinion Columnist

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

On February 12th, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he would allow the Senate to vote on the proposed Green New Deal. The Green New Deal is no longer a mere slogan: it is now actual legislation. It has been i...

Call it What it is

Bryce Dunio ’22, Opinion Columnist

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Humanity’s greatest attribute is its capacity to dream. Many mammals can dream of primal desires or of a nightmarish situation, but humans differentiate in our ability to dream of a world without conflict, or perhaps of a world...

Why I May Not Donate

Jillian Clark ‘19, Opinion Columnist

February 21, 2019

Filed under Opinion

One of the first pieces of advice I got from an upperclassman at Dickinson College was not to go to the lacrosse parties. At the risk of getting another half-a**ed email from President Ensign, I don’t say that to attack a certain...

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