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If Leda Fisher’s Article Offended You, Consider This:

Abigail Prang  ’09 , Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

First, let’s talk about the tone of the article, which I suspect is what fired up a lot of people. Fisher’s frustration and anger is palpable. But it is also reasonable and understandable given the racial and patriarchal oppression...

We Can All Do Better

Kayleigh Rhatigan ’19, Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

When I read the op-ed “Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?” I appreciated the author’s wit and her willingness to challenge the most powerful demographic at Dickinson. In my opinion, President Ensign’s response...

Medicare-for-All or Private Insurance? Yes.

Ian White  ’19, Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The shortcomings of the United States’ healthcare system truly put the country in a league of its own. It spends more than any other industrialized nation, both as a percentage of GDP and per capita, while having some of the...

A Call to Find an Alternative Solution to the P.E. Requirement

Professor Mike Roberts, Biology Department

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

I appreciate the opportunity to express my opinion in the College’s student newspaper. I strongly opposed elimination of the physical education degree requirement and would like to briefly explain why and offer an approach to...

What is Hate Speech?

J.J. Jones ’15, Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The American Bar Association defines hate speech as “speech that offends, threatens, or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other traits.” This is a very broad...

Yes, Racism is Alive and Well

Gabrielle Brill  ’18, Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

It is fully possible to be sexist and racist towards a white male. To build this case, let’s establish some semantics. When speaking about racism, I am a believer in a colloquial, individualistic definition of racism that racism is treati...

The Green New Deal is a Great New Disaster

Bryce Dunio ‘22, Opinion Columnist

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez releases her Green New Deal and it receives heavy criticism, does that make it a conservative lie and/or accide...

A Polarized Community

Phil Petrina ’20, Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In lieu of recent controversial campus events, I find it necessary that we - as Dickinsonians - take a step back and consider what can be learned from some of these experiences. Undoubtedly, we live in an America that has become...

A Response to Fisher’s Article

David Ndreca ‘19, Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

I think it is truly disheartening that President Ensign was obligated to write an email disavowing the article over threats from donors to the college. The most important part of education is hearing perspectives and thoughts...

How Do We Save the World from the White Man? (A response to the response to “Should White boys still be allowed to talk?”)

Kevin Ssonko ’20 , Guest Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In his autobiography Malcolm X described racism as a psychosis in the white psyche. White people, he said, were able to function in all other ways as human beings should, but on the question of race white people lost all ability...

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