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This I Believe

Shayna Solomon ‘16, Columnist

September 16, 2013

Filed under Opinion

I believe in being gullible. I believe in other people’s stories of their experiences. When I was younger, I did everything I could to avoid being fooled. I only realized this was wrong after people chose not to believe...

Warning: Syrian Civil War Ahead

Brendan Birth ‘16, Columnist

September 16, 2013

Filed under Opinion

It’s very easy to have a mentality that the enemy of your enemy is your friend. I often find myself guilty of this mindset when voting, especially when one candidate on the ballot is involved in something that I find to be corrupt...

The Problem of Drugs

Peter Soeller ‘14, Columnist

September 16, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Having experienced three years of Dickinson, I observed Dickinson’s drug problem first hand. The problem on campus is a reflection of the nation’s larger drug problem. Yet, America’s drug problem is not actually a problem...

An Open Letter to the Caf

Elizabeth Lowman ‘16

September 16, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Dear Food Service Executive, I admire that you are trying to make some changes, such as extending the cafeteria hours. I am assuming that this is from the survey the students took about the cafeteria last year. However,...

Death of a Naturalist

Colin Tripp '14, Columnist

September 16, 2013

Filed under Opinion

When Seamus Heaney died, I was sleeping. I found out about his passing when my friend texted me during the computer science course I’m currently taking to fulfill my lab requirement as a senior. I kept my expression neutral...

Learning to Live with MOOCs

Professor Ed Webb & Professor Liz Lewis, Guest Columnists

May 2, 2013

Filed under Opinion

There has been a lot of hype about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), raising breathless predictions of radical transformation of higher education. Such predictions produce excitement and alarm in about equal measure. It is...

Celebrating Ten Years of Sustained Dialogue

Christopher Brokus ‘15, Guest Columnist

May 2, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Any job that lists “please refill the condom bowl” as part of my daily duties will inevitably be dear to my heart. Yet beyond promoting safe sex (or at least playing with safe sex aids), my employment at Landis House had taught...

A Snapshot of Greece

Colin Tripp ‘14, Columnist

May 2, 2013

Filed under Opinion

The pack of wild dogs followed us through the predawn streets of Athens, establishing a perimeter whenever we stopped and scouting ahead as we walked. They followed us our entire walk to the train station, becoming our guardians...

Smart Phone Zombies

Margaret Wiggins '15, Columnist

May 2, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Two weeks ago, I had the fortune of seeing Muse in concert. The show was truly epic by all standards, as could be evidenced by the sore feet and neck I suffered for several days afterwards from all the jumping and head banging....

In Defense of Philosophy

Suri Smith '13, Columnist

May 2, 2013

Filed under Opinion

When I tell people that I’m president of UPS, they look at me blankly. No, I don’t mean the shipping company. I mean the Union Philosophical Society, the second oldest organization on our campus (seventh oldest collegiate...

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