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Consequences of the Shutdown

Sarah E. Niebler, Asst Prof Political Science

October 10, 2013

Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m., the federal government shut down. For the first time in 17 years, members of the federal government who were deemed “non-essential” were told not to report to work. As of Sunday...

Comparing the Shutdowns: 1995/2013

Brendan Birth '16, Columnist

October 10, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In 1995, the vast majority of our first-year students at Dickinson College were born. They arrived into a world where the gas was much cheaper, the employment was lower, and the government was shut down. Okay, maybe some things...

Letter to the Editor

Dee Danser, Chief Dickinson College Public Safety

October 3, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In the September 25, 2013 issue of the Dickinsonian, there was an article entitled “DPS Enforces Bike Fee”. This article contained some erroneous information that we would like to clarify. In September 2012 the College...

Smashing the Myth of Sustainable Capitalism

Peter Soeller '14, Columnist

October 3, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Former Dickinson Professor Sebastian Berger used to teach a course on Environmental Economics, which is used as a synthesis course to relate sustainability with economics. Sustainability is the capacity of the environment to maintain...

Letter from the Editor

Matthew Korb ’14, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Since 1977 there have been seventeen shut downs in the United States. And they are rarely longer than a few days or even hours. But, for every day that the government is forced to churn over its budget, vital federal services...

PowerPoint Pet Peeves

Brendan Birth, ‘16, Columnist

September 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

On the week after Memorial Day Weekend, my family went to Charlottesville, Virginia because my father had a conference there. Three of us enjoyed spending time around town, looking at independent bookstores, and admiring parts...

National Voting Day

Catie Duckworth ‘14, Columnist

September 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

A great lack of initiative exists on this campus when it comes to student participation in elections. No one has taken responsibility for encouraging and facilitating voting among students. The campus generally rallies up for...

Gone on an Adventure

Kat Graden ‘16, Columnist

September 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

I think we all have moments when we must stop to wonder, “How did I get here?” This moment struck me about 6 months ago, as I stood surrounded by sheep on a grassy cliff beneath the stunning skies of New Zealand. I stood there...

The Space between Sense and Nonsense

Elizabeth Lowman '16, Features Editor

September 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Last week, Peter Soeller ‘14 gifted The Dickinsonian with an article titled, “The Space between Brilliance and Madness.” This article was, in essence, about, well, I’m not exactly sure. It seemed a montage of rantings...

The Guntouchables

Ryan Protter '16, Columnist

September 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

The Naval Yard shootings caught us with our pants down. How could a gunman penetrate through a U.S. Naval Base? How did he acquire the gun? Why did he do it? How do we respond? These are all valid questions, with very few...

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