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PowerPoint Pet Peeves

Brendan Birth, ‘16, Columnist

September 26, 2013

On the week after Memorial Day Weekend, my family went to Charlottesville, Virginia because my father had a conference there. Three of us enjoyed spending time around town, looking at independent bookstores, and admiring parts...

National Voting Day

Catie Duckworth ‘14, Columnist

September 26, 2013

A great lack of initiative exists on this campus when it comes to student participation in elections. No one has taken responsibility for encouraging and facilitating voting among students. The campus generally rallies up for...

The Space between Sense and Nonsense

Elizabeth Lowman '16, Features Editor

September 26, 2013

Last week, Peter Soeller ‘14 gifted The Dickinsonian with an article titled, “The Space between Brilliance and Madness.” This article was, in essence, about, well, I’m not exactly sure. It seemed a montage of rantings...

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...

Sitting Down with Roseman

Sitting Down with Roseman

September 19, 2013

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...

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...

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