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A Chinese Student Losing His Ability to Speak Chinese

Zeshi Wang ’20, Guest Writer

April 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

  After a long challenging semester at Dickinson, I was finally able to go home for the winter break. In the taxi, I couldn’t hide my excitement of seeing my family and tasting my mom’s cooking. The ride was quite...

Know Thyself: Community, Mind, & Place

Sam Phelps ’19, Guest Writer

April 5, 2018

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  Recently I was struck by how the author and environmental activist Wendell Berry discusses the human mind. I will quote him at length in order to summarize his thought. In Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Su...

Don’t Fear Math Majors

Adam Gamber ’20, Guest Writer

April 5, 2018

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  Every academic discipline has its irritating go-to reply someone learns when you’re studying it.  For political science, “what do you think of Trump?”  For studio art, “can you draw me?”  For English, “what...

Why the Constitutional Amendment Process Needs to Change

Connor Moore ’18, Sports Editor

April 5, 2018

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  The Constitution of the United States is constantly at the center of political discourse and heated debate. The Second Amendment has come under increasing scrutiny in the wake of recent mass shootings at schools and...

Arrogant Professors at Dickinson?

David Ndreca ’19, Guest Writer

April 5, 2018

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  Let me begin with the premise that this article is meant to invite professors to reflect on their attitude rather than criticize them. The motivation that drove me to write this short piece is straightforward – the...

Overachieving & Anxiety

Ian White ’19, Guest Writer

April 5, 2018

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  On paper, my K-12 education was all that a person could hope for in the United States. I went through one of the highest-quality public school systems in the nation, which spends over $19,000 on each and every student....

Ask Questions Unashamedly

Aboody Rumman ’20, Opinion Columnist

April 5, 2018

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  I feel that we are increasingly reluctant about asking things. None of us are to blame. I believe it is the fear of getting things wrong that hinders us from asking questions. The questions that I am referring to are...

MLK & Race Relations at Dickinson

Kevin Ssonko ’20, Opinion Columnist

April 5, 2018

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  This week marks a special moment of reflection for America as a nation. This week marks 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The prophet of nonviolence was arguably the most influential American...

To Burn Out or To Rust Away

Drew Kaplan ‘20, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2018

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  I have tended to find dichotomies interesting. The concept that two things, whatever they may be, are completely opposed to each other; that nothing is shared between the two sides, that they are mutually exclusive. I...

Dickinson’s Political Parity Problem

Peter Winnard ’18, Guest Writer

March 29, 2018

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  I am a conservative, Catholic heterosexual.  I am also a Dickinsonian. If you are rolling your eyes then you are in the majority of people on this campus.  You have also likely just made assumptions about me given...

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