Opinion Archive

  • 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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  • The way popular forms of media create and imitate culture has always been a point of contention amongst consumers with a religious eye. Yet it elicits an unexpectedly intimate sting […] 0

    Beauty And The Boycott

    The way popular forms of media create and imitate culture has always been a point of contention amongst consumers with a religious eye. Yet it elicits an unexpectedly intimate sting […]

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  • Millennials are terrible at picking causes. We just throw our attention and energy into the next cause that walks by, because we have been fed the idea that all causes […] 1

    A Nice Hill To Die On

    Millennials are terrible at picking causes. We just throw our attention and energy into the next cause that walks by, because we have been fed the idea that all causes […]

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  • For most of my young adult life my father worked in administration as the Provost of Greenville College, a small Christian liberal arts school much like Houghton in the deep […] 0

    Nuance Over Nonsense

    For most of my young adult life my father worked in administration as the Provost of Greenville College, a small Christian liberal arts school much like Houghton in the deep […]

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  • As a native to the island of Barbados, there are many differences between the atmospheres of my homeland and Houghton. I come from a nation which speaks up and acts […] 0

    Less Talk, More Action

    As a native to the island of Barbados, there are many differences between the atmospheres of my homeland and Houghton. I come from a nation which speaks up and acts […]

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  • When I was eight I got into a heated discussion with some friends about the existence of Santa. I was thoroughly convinced. I cited evidence. “My parents say he’s real. […] 0

    Ignorance and Santa Claus

    When I was eight I got into a heated discussion with some friends about the existence of Santa. I was thoroughly convinced. I cited evidence. “My parents say he’s real. […]

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  • More and more frequently, we read about conservative speakers being banned from college campuses because of their views on certain hot-button issues. In late February of this year, Ben Shapiro […] 0

    Promoting Political Diversity

    More and more frequently, we read about conservative speakers being banned from college campuses because of their views on certain hot-button issues. In late February of this year, Ben Shapiro […]

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