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File Sharing is Not a Crime

Jake Agliata '14, Columnist

September 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

In the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of proposals made by Congress and private interest groups in attempt to combat peer-to-peer file sharing with restrictive internet policy. These proposals, put forward by Stop Online ...

A Letter to Op-Ed Readers

September 19, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Dear Op-Ed Readers, I wanted to use this space to acknowledge those who have been reading our weekly issues. Without you, we would have no acknowledgement of our work. I hope that these few pages will continue to be of interest...

Buddhas of Dickinson

Daniel G. Cozort, Associate Professor of Religion

September 19, 2013

Filed under Opinion

You are already enlightened. You already have everything you need to have an optimal existence. You already have what you need to face the future realistically, without anxiety, with alertness and an inner peace. But you need...

Letter from the Editor: Anti-Rumor Mill

Matthew Korb ’14, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2013

Filed under Opinion

“I’d heard you were dead.” “I heard you wear a red lace corset,” I said matter-of-factly. “But I don’t believe every bit of nonsense that gets rumored about.” - Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear Rumors are an u...

Memories Fading

Brendan Birth '16, Columnist

September 19, 2013

Filed under News, Opinion

When I was a little seven-year-old, I used to talk to a couple of firefighters at the local fire department station. I didn’t remember their names or the conversations my family had with them, for that matter, but I remember...

Justified Elitism

Colin Tripp ‘14, Columnist

September 19, 2013

Filed under News, Opinion

I started studying for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) this summer, armed with a Venti iced coffee and a sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich from the Carlisle Starbucks. I was supposed to be learning how to “read...

The Space between Brilliance and Madness

Peter Soeller ‘14, Columnist

September 19, 2013

Filed under News, Opinion

Physician and Dickinson College founder Dr. Benjamin Rush is wildly considered by prominent Dickinsonians to be the father of modern psychiatry for authoring the first comprehensive work on mental illness. He formed Dickinson...

Foot-in-Mouth Moments

Brendan Birth, Columnist

September 16, 2013

Filed under News, Opinion

John Oliver, after ending his temporary job as the intern host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, reveled in the fact that so many comedic stories popped up throughout the summer (the Anthony Weiner comes to my mind). With some...

The Crisis is Only Incidentally about Syria

Edward Webb, Assistant Professor of Political Science/ International Studies

September 16, 2013

Filed under News, Opinion

Syria has been in crisis since 2011, the death toll rapidly accelerating in a conflict that changed from peaceful protests to armed uprising to a full-blown civil war—exacerbated by sectarian rhetoric and tensions—and one...

Letter from the Editor: The Dickinson Drift

Matthew Korb ’14, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2013

Filed under News, Opinion

One of the few idle pleasures I, as a senior, have is sitting out on my house’s porch after a long day of classes. I live on Louther Street, down by the Goodyear apartments. And, because my porch opens out onto the main...

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