Opinion Archive

  • “Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.” I am sitting at one of the uneven booths in the dining hall, talking to a friend, dragging my fork through the […] 0

    Longing And Belonging

    “Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.” I am sitting at one of the uneven booths in the dining hall, talking to a friend, dragging my fork through the […]

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  • With 16 (!!!) days until graduation, I’ve found myself reflecting on the amazing and sometimes comically frustrating experience I’ve called undergrad. After a horrible first semester at a state school, […] 0

    A Farewell To Stars

    With 16 (!!!) days until graduation, I’ve found myself reflecting on the amazing and sometimes comically frustrating experience I’ve called undergrad. After a horrible first semester at a state school, […]

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  • The Black Swan and the Emperor’s New Clothes Why are “experts” unable to predict most of history’s greatest events? Not too long ago, an emperor was so exceedingly fond of […] 0

    The Emperor’s New Clothes

    The Black Swan and the Emperor’s New Clothes Why are “experts” unable to predict most of history’s greatest events? Not too long ago, an emperor was so exceedingly fond of […]

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  • This past March, Middlebury College in Vermont hosted the controversial political scientist Charles Murray as a guest speaker. Murray has been decried as a “white supremacist” in light of his […] 0

    On Respectful Disagreement

    This past March, Middlebury College in Vermont hosted the controversial political scientist Charles Murray as a guest speaker. Murray has been decried as a “white supremacist” in light of his […]

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  • The summer before my freshman year I promised myself that I would be more honest with myself and others. I didn’t make this promise because I have a history of […] 0

    Reflections On Discomfort

    The summer before my freshman year I promised myself that I would be more honest with myself and others. I didn’t make this promise because I have a history of […]

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  • A few weeks ago, President Trump signed an executive order that nullifies Obama-era environmental efforts and seeks to revive the coal industry. While it is not an official exit from […] 0

    Getting Past Polarization

    A few weeks ago, President Trump signed an executive order that nullifies Obama-era environmental efforts and seeks to revive the coal industry. While it is not an official exit from […]

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  • As children, most of us were probably lectured by our parents a number of times about the power of words. We’re taught to remain silent if we have nothing kind […] 0

    Acknowledging Complexity

    As children, most of us were probably lectured by our parents a number of times about the power of words. We’re taught to remain silent if we have nothing kind […]

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  • Donald Trump’s presidency felt real to me for the first time when, in between classes, a friend asked, “Have you heard about the refugee ban?” Having avoided newspaper headlines and […] 0

    A Call to Proximate Change

    Donald Trump’s presidency felt real to me for the first time when, in between classes, a friend asked, “Have you heard about the refugee ban?” Having avoided newspaper headlines and […]

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  • As someone who appreciates trigger warnings: *trigger warning* this article acknowledges some realities of sexual violence that might be unsettling to read. At the beginning of this week, our college […] 0

    Not Statistics: People

    As someone who appreciates trigger warnings: *trigger warning* this article acknowledges some realities of sexual violence that might be unsettling to read. At the beginning of this week, our college […]

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  • Take Back the Night, Houghton’s annual weeklong examination of the effect of sexual assault across college campuses, is fast approaching. Discussing a controversial topic is hard. We all know this. […] 0

    Discussing Sexual Assualt

    Take Back the Night, Houghton’s annual weeklong examination of the effect of sexual assault across college campuses, is fast approaching. Discussing a controversial topic is hard. We all know this. […]

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