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House of Cards, Politics, Power

(Camila Dominguez)— (WARNING! SERIOUS HOUSE OF CARDS SPOILERS AHEAD. Do not read past this point until you finish Season Three which, seriously, you should have done already. Do I need … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Blast from the Past: Capital Punishment 1890s Style

(Marc Daalder)– Firing squads are almost on the books again in several states. Bills to allow the use of firing squads in select cases are making their way through Utah … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dispelling the Liberal vs. Conservative Dichotomy

(Frank Tavares)– We talk a lot about dialogue on this campus, mainly, how difficult it is for us to have it. Despite initiatives such as the Day of Dialogue and … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Talking About Terrorism

(Obinna Ukogu)– It is no secret that nowadays the voice of the die-hard pacifist is lost in the broad context of conflict. I reserve my personal view, but I believe … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Problem with Defense: Muslims, Post-Islamophobia

(Siraj Sindhu)– Recent events have re-ignited the flames of hatred and opposition between Muslims and non-Muslims living in the West. The effects of this tension on Muslims was displayed in … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

Not Major Enough

(Camila Dominguez)– There are nine majors out of the thirty-eight offered at Amherst College that focus on specific regional areas. Of those nine regional areas, six are European* (seven if … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 26 Comments

The Irony of Colonial Apologetics

(Tommy Raskin)– As some formerly colonized countries in Sub-Saharan Africa still grapple with resource disputes and sectarian violence, it is hardly unusual to hear people wonder aloud whether 19th and … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment
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