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No More Discrimination

As I read last week’s article on gender inequality by Jane Herzeca ’05, I couldn’t help but cringe at the idea of “honor killing” — the Middle-Eastern practice of killing a woman for simply walking in public with a man. I applaud Herzeca’s efforts of bringing such atrocities to our community’s attention, and agree that…

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Affirmative Action’s Shaky Advocates

Bush’s announced stance on the Michigan affirmative action case has elicited hope-anger-sadness-hope-anger-sadness countrywide. Over the course of the past week, I have overheard multiple student discussions on the issue. In most discussions – I cannot say ‘debate,’ because students seemed too cagey to ever actually oppose affirmative action – students cited “access to different resources”…

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ON THE BRINK: A Troubling Anniversary for Roe v. Wade

Thirty years ago, the scope of our Constitution was redefined. On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in the matter of Roe v. Wade that “the right to privacy…is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.” The Court’s majority opinion continued, asserting that no state has the…

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Surveillance in a Time of Terror

I have to admit I’m not particularly enthralled with the 80’s; I was around only to glimpse the last two years, and I was too befuddled by my own existence to observe anything. (Before the 80’s dance, I kept thinking, “I wore the exact same stuff then that I wear now, only about one-tenth the…

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Environmental Extremism

A little more than four months ago, I arrived on this campus as an eager and excited new Lower. I leaped out of the car, breathed deeply, and thought to myself, “What a wonderful opportunity I have to pursue those activities that interest me!” I was eager to enroll in every club and every activity…

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