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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...

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...

Letter from the Editor: Keep Calm and Boston On

Matthew Korb '14, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2013

This week’s Letter from the Editor was written in the wake of the recent Boston Marathon bombing. The Letter from the Editor written for this week has been delayed and will run on April 25, 2013. As a Bostonian and as a hum...

A Dose of the Impossible

Suri Smith '14, Columnist

April 4, 2013

Fans of Alice in Wonderland may recall this quote by the White Queen: “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” In fiction, perhaps such an idea does not seem to be very absurd. In...

A Confession

Adam Laird '14, Columnist

April 4, 2013

I confess that I am dumbstruck by Dickinson’s infallible ability to ruin a good thing. Dickinson Confessions being forced offline last week provoked this confession. I believed that this page was a great opportunity to get a...

The Emancipation of Discourse

Max Weylandt ‘13, Columnist

February 21, 2013

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer and author, visited Dickinson last week to discuss the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. His talk was insightful enough, but he dazzled in the Q&A, where he responded to every question...

Tarnished Gold

Adam Laird ‘14, Columnist

February 21, 2013

On Tuesday, February 12, the International Olympic Commission recommended that wrestling should not be included in their 25 core sports as of the 2020 summer games. I wrestled for more than half of my life, so this decision...

This I Believe You See What You Believe

Terra Allgaier ‘13, columnist

February 7, 2013

I was having a philosophical discussion with a friend who identifies himself as a realist, but I see him as a pessimist in contrast with my identity as an optimistic realist. We started by discussing job searching and our prospects. He...

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