The Dickinsonian

America’s Illegal Natural Resource: Hemp

Jake Agliata '14, Columnist

January 30, 2014

Last semester, Students for Sensible Drug Policy plastered campus with educational posters on a variety of topics, such as the War on Drugs, prison reform, marijuana prohibition and Dickinson’s drug policy. These posters were...

Rebels Without a Cause

Ryan Protter '16, Columnist

January 30, 2014

The American Studies Association should come clean on their boycott of Israeli Universities.  It is a misguided attempt to stay relevant by invoking a politically charged issue, expressing no concern for Palestinians or human...

Dickinson’s Conflicting Sustainability Messages

Brendan Birth '16, Columnist

December 6, 2013

If there were a list of all the words that people in the student body, faculty, staff, and administration mentioned throughout an average day at Dickinson, “sustainability” would be near the top of the list. This is for a...

Attention All Cadets

Virginia Cady ‘15, Columnist

December 6, 2013

“ATTENTION ALL CADETS, 30 MINUTES UNTIL FORMATION”. I rubbed my eyes and groaned. Even though I had been warned about the call to formation, it still hadn’t prepared me for how loud the yelling throughout the halls of the...

The New Feminism

Elizabeth Lowman '16, Feature Editor

December 6, 2013

Life is full of disappointments. One of my biggest disappointments in life has been the decline of the feminist movement.  When I was in high school, I identified strongly as a feminist, beginning after reading Alice Walker’s...

This I Believe…

Gloria Hwang ‘16, Opinion Editor

December 6, 2013

I believe in the power of acknowledgement. I believe we do things with a subconciousness mindset to be recognized and validated by others. I believe that Marina Abramovic got it right in showing us what true acknowledgement...

DPS Everywhere, Justice Nowhere

Peter Soeller '14, Columnist

December 6, 2013

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? The college’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) poses an existential threat to student democracy on campus. Their existence represents an authoritarian force against students who simply seek t...

Respect, Obey, and Question Authority

Matthew Korb ’14, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2013

I was of two minds when I started this response to Peter Soeller’s article “DPS Everywhere, Justice Nowhere.” I disagree with his heavy-handed approach towards demonizing the Department of Public Safety (DPS). But I am still...

Letter from the Editor

Matthew Korb ’14, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2013

Let me start this letter with a hypothetical: You are the Editor-in-Chief of a newspaper. As part of your duties as the head honcho, you have the final say on what articles will run in the paper. What articles will y...

James Hansen and the Economics of Climate Change

Tony Underwood, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

November 22, 2013

Dr. James Hansen, our 2013 Joseph Priestley Award recipient, gave an impassioned plea for action to address global climate change in his address on November 7. Despite my agreement regarding the urgent need for policies to address anthropogenic climate change, I lef...

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