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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: This newspaper has covered discussion surrounding the planned renovation of Pearson Hall, the Academy’s home to the Classics Department and the Tang Institute, and soon to welcome the Academic Skills Center (ASC). These changes are precipitated by changing needs for space on campus and the renovation of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library…

Commentary: There Is Not Only an “I” in Tennis
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Commentary: There Is Not Only an “I” in Tennis

On the tennis court, I am almost always alone in a match. During my matches, however, whenever my teammates aren’t on the courts themselves, they are cheering me on, so I never really feel alone on the court. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, the three most popular team sports, soccer, baseball, and basketball…

Commentary: Don’t Tune Out SoundCloud
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Commentary: Don’t Tune Out SoundCloud

Post Malone, a well-known rapper, recently released the hit song “Rockstar,” which was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks. What many listeners do not know, however, is that his career began on the online audio distribution platform SoundCloud. His song “White Iverson” was posted on SoundCloud and went viral, launching the…

Commentary: Time for Class Discussion
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Commentary: Time for Class Discussion

Spend a weekend at a ski resort. Take a spontaneous shopping trip to New York. See your family for the first time in weeks. Long weekends are great opportunities to do all of the above. In my experience, they are also great opportunities to discover the wealth of my classmates. This long weekend, my Snapchat…

Commentary: The Price of Gold Medals
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Commentary: The Price of Gold Medals

I am excited to hear that today is the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and Team USA is preparing to compete for gold! After all, coming out victorious with the highest medal count at the end of the games is an international honor. Whenever the Olympics are brought up,…

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