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Letter from the Editor: Anti-Rumor Mill

Matthew Korb ’14, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2013

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

This I Believe

Shayna Solomon ‘16, Columnist

September 16, 2013

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

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

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...

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