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Thank You, Dickinson

Shane Shuma ’22, Opinion Columnist

December 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As a first-year student entering my first semester of college seemed a daunting task. I wondered if the work would be entirely different from high school, if friends would be harder to make, and if I would be able to become a...

The Greed of Socialism

Bryce Dunio ’22, Opinion Columnist

December 6, 2018

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On August 13th, 2018, a Gallup poll was released with startling results: 57% of Democrats and left-leaning independents viewed socialism positively compared to 47% viewing capitalism positively – a 10% difference. The Democratic...

Opression is Not a Relic (A response to “Stop Toxic Identity Politics”)

Kevin Ssonko  ’20, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018

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My mother grew up in post-colonial Uganda, formerly under British rule. When I was growing up, she shared countless stories with my siblings and I about my grandfather who died before I was born. My grandfather hated the British...

NOT NECESSARY: (A Refutation of “Their Body, Your Choice” &“Stop Toxic Identity Politics”)

Maia Baker  ’19, Opinion Columnist

December 6, 2018

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The main point of “Their Body, Your Choice,” as the author says, was not that we should ban abortion but to caution against it: he writes, “I simply want people to understand that abortion is a serious thing….I think abortions...

Should people be allowed to define their own age?

Binam Poudyal ’22, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018

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An article popped up in The Guardian about two weeks ago about a man in the Netherlands who wanted to change his age. His official age was 69 yrs. old, but he claimed that he actually feels 20 years younger, and that even his do...

Necessity of Environmental Edu

Sara Burke ’21, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018

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Not long ago, environmental science was an overlooked field of study in high schools and college institutions. According to Middlebury College, it wasn’t until 1965 when the first college offered an environmental studies program...

Stop Toxic Identity Politics

Bryce Dunio  ’22, Opinion Columnist 

November 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech with as much relevancy to his time as ours. While the entire speech itself is truly a linguistic masterpiece, one quote especially stands out among all as a necessity...

Their Body, Your Choice

Shane Shuma ’22, Opinion Columnist

November 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

My first problem with the abortion process in the United States is that tax dollars are used indirectly to fund abortions. I am not against federal funding for Planned Parenthood regarding women’s health services and education...

A Call for Civility in the Operation of Free Speech: A Response to ‘A Call for Civility in Our Current Political & Campus Climate’

Julia Chandler  ’22, Guest Writer

November 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Two weeks ago, our campus’ Britton Plaza was invaded by fire and brimstone. As our campus prides itself on free speech, social and religious diversity, and inclusion of all walks of life, we accepted the presence of a certain...

Reflection of the Migrant Caravan

Alexandra Fosbury  ’21, Life & Style Editor

November 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Recently the news has been filled with articles about the migrant caravan that is attempting to reach the Mexican-American border; however, I think that the news leaves out such an integral part: true narratives.  In my Spanish 385 class this semester, we spe...

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