The Dickinsonian

The Folly of Rent Control

Mike Kozinski ’21, Guest Columnist

September 19, 2019

In a recent speech in Las Vegas, Nevada, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) unveiled his housing plan meant to curb the growing cost of housing. Later on Twitter, Sanders proposed measures, such as plans to “[b]uild and rehabilitate...

One Last Dance

Marcus Witherspoon '20, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2019

Being a senior is a very weird thing. From all the way through pre-kindergarten to this year, school has always been a constant in my life from September to May. Nine months out of the year for the majority of my life has been...

Engaging Controversy with Mindfulness and Empathy

Kirk Anderson, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

September 12, 2019

To all of our new and returning students, welcome back to campus. While there is much to celebrate at the start of the semester, as I consider the year ahead of us I find myself thinking about conflict and controversy. I feel...

Give Refugees the Tools to Adjust

Shane Shuma '22, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

In 2015 the European Union began escalating its acceptance of refugees as a civil war raged in Syria. Four years later, Britain is facing a crisis as it attempts to leave the EU and Euroscepticism has made many gains in Europe’s...

We Need Public Libraries

By Maia Baker ’19, Opinion Columnist

April 25, 2019

Reading is one of the basic requirements of existence in most parts of the world. We read emails; road signs; billboards; books; medicine instructions; menus. But none of this information is accessible with only a low level of...

Sweet Little Lies

By Bryce Dunio ’22, Opinion Columnist

April 25, 2019

World War II general and cis white male George Patton is quoted as saying, “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” His words came at a time of hardship in the world, a time of cancerous, collectivist...

Rent-Seeking: Capitalism’s Worst Enemy

By Mike Kozinski ’21, Opinion Columnist

April 25, 2019

The Democratic Party has undoubtedly shifted far to the left. In 30 years, the Democratic Party went from being the party of Bill Clinton and balanced budgets to the party of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, both of...

Little Victories

Stephanie Czmar '19, Managing Editor

April 23, 2019

The most surprisingly pleasant thing happened to me the other day. I was at the water fountain filling my water bottle and as I was capping my water bottle, a male student came bustling by me. I had to shrink aside to ensure that...

Stirring the Pot: The Unofficial Top-10 Soup Ranking of the 2018-19 Year

By Rebecca Agababian ‘21, News Editor

April 18, 2019

Ever since coming to college, I have become a huge soup person. When nothing sounds good in the caf and I’m sick of my go-to snar order, a good soup can save a meal.  But as the days have been getting warmer, I have been...

On Blind Faith

By Binam Poudyal ’22, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

“Om namah namah namah” The woman chants some mantra and throws some rice into the fire. A sizzling noise fills the air. Then she takes a broom, taps it over my shoulders, and goes into a trance like state. The woman is...

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