The Dickinsonian

An Open Letter to the Caf

Elizabeth Lowman ‘16

September 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Letter to the Editor A Goodbye to All my Friends

Linda Speicher, Guest Columnist

May 2, 2013

For those of you who know me, I was a checker in the Caf until April 21 of this year. I knew I would be leaving soon, but I never expected to be leaving as abruptly as I did. I don’t want you to think I abandoned you by leaving,...

Letter from the Editor: Be Your Own Party

Matthew Korb ‘14, Editor-in-chief

May 2, 2013

As with any college or university, national events tend to inspire debates. Go to any party or study group during an election or legislation debate and wait; you’ll eventually find an armchair politician who is just itching...

Cartoon of the Week

April 25, 2013

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