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Distracted Democracy

Everyone is itching to know who anonymously wrote a scathing review of President Donald Trump’s leadership in “The New York Times.” The op-ed was published on September 5 and has since been the subject of speculation from news outlets, politicians, and even gambling websites. The author, a “senior official” in Trump’s administration, describes a state…

Political Discourse: On Stepping Away
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Political Discourse: On Stepping Away

I’ve always been the kind of person to insist on across-the-aisle engagement. In other words, don’t dismiss the Trump supporter — go talk to them, because rejecting change is dangerous and separation is inherently unequal. This summer, my roommate at debate camp was from a Catholic school in southern Louisiana and fit almost all the…

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“Love All Serve All”: Reflections on 2018 Food Waste Challenge

How can we sustain an ever-growing world population and also protect the planet’s natural resources? Around the globe, according to UNICEF, malnutrition results in the loss of around three million young lives a year, yet approximately one third of the world’s food supply goes to waste each year. Discarding 222 million tons of food each…

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Commentary: Arguing Against Ourselves

When the State of the Academy (SOTA) was released two weeks ago, everyone seemed surprised by a statistic they all should have expected. 93.6 percent of conservative respondents expressed that they “felt the need to censor themselves due to their political leaning,” with 79.9 percent of independents and 79.4 percent of libertarians echoing the sentiment….

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Commentary: See the Invisible

I am white. I recognize the inherent privilege my race grants me, but there is more to me than my outward skin color. I am also gay. I have ADHD; and I have anxiety. But to some Andover students, I am simply white. That’s it for some people, that’s all there is to me. It’s…

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