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Making practical use of Dickinson Dining Hall

I couldn’t help but smile the other day as I peered into what was once the Dickinson Dining Hall, whereupon I saw a group of middle-aged women working out to a stereo...


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It's time we ash out the pot debate. Let's legalize marijuana.

With this column I may burn professional bridges. I may go home for Thanksgiving break and get an NYPD-level drug test from my parents. Professors may look at me differently and my...


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Davis case is mark of injustice

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, Troy Davis died, and along with him died the faith that many Americans had in their nation’s justice system. Davis’ execution by Georgia State Prison not only...


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Five ways to avoid the autumnal midterm blues

Happy October, everyone! OK, maybe not so happy. Past us are the easy September days of reviewing syllabi in class and simply filling in our planners with those far-off due dates of...


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Don't judge a book by its sexual past

In the recent release of the film “What’s Your Number?,” a girl played by Anna Faris desperately tries not to have sex with 20 people because she believes if she does, she’ll...


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Nets, new faculty and a "Community in Recovery"

For better or worse, plenty has been making headlines in our short respite. ...


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Random acts of unkindness

The violent crackdown on recent Wall Street protests is a haunting vision of things to come for the economy and protests alike. ...


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An unfortunate Homecoming

In high school, I used to poke fun at our Homecoming. Everyone gathered to watch a bunch of Jews from Long Island suit up to play some semblance of football, against a...


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Hungry for a change

I said I would never do it. I wouldn’t sink to that level. I promised myself I would stick to writing meaningful pieces about the quest for truth and human betterment. Or,...


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No matter what happens in Middle East, the United States will suffer

This week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked the United Nations Security Council to recognize Palestine as a state. The move was largely symbolic; if ratified, it would mean only titular statehood...