Activist professors in the Age of Trump

By Ashley Stalnecker Cultural critic Henry Giroux laid out the reformist professor’s duty in a lecture at the MacPherson Institute.

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Editorial: Echo chambers of the liberal college

Do you remember your first classes where you had a vague sense all the cool kids sat at the Bernie Sanders table? You highlighted aspects of your beliefs that signal you weren’t a racist, sexist homophobic. If you’re a young man you might have let everybody know you were aware of your male privilege and alert other men to their own.

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Beach bunnies & piping plovers: My time as a wildlife conservationist

In an ecosystem, small actions are like a drop of water in a still lake: they will cause ripples that continue to grow long after the drop has dissipated. From my time with the plovers and my own research of sensitive ecosystems I have learned only the bare minimum of how each of my sandy footprints affects the wider environment.

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Hate is Not Religious

By Jeremy Werner As someone who was born and raised Jewish, I assimilated into many conservative Jewish customs, such as

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The “Platinum Age” of Television

An infamous episode of the Emmy Award-winning show “Mad Men” is known to its fans simply as the “lawn mower episode.” Shocking and grotesque, the scene is neither a climax of a dramatic character arc, nor an event with anything but a negligible effect on a then minor character’s career.

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How to be a Human Being?

How did a generation of people so passionate and fortunate fall into such a state of blatant isolation and lacking creativity? We had one of the best standards of living in the world when we started out as kids. Computers and televisions became staples of our lives rather than a rarity.

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Patriarchy Has No Gender

This is a common fear that is often expressed in a negative way: turning in on ourselves and hurting other women in order to succeed. We cannot let this fear get in the way of female advancement, especially in future generations.

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The Modern Politics of Language

By following the well-trodden path of fascism and socialism as well as countless other ideologies that have become devoid of meaning, populism has become a buzzword.

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See No Evil; Hear No Evil

By: Sarah Stuart-Sikowitz, Contributing Writer It was a cool night in Ithaca, New York, a few hours before Thanksgiving break.

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We Unhappy Many

The community must work together to understand how these rapid changes have affected the neglected portion of the population, strengthening its tenuous bonds into those of mutual trust, and create a more equitable solution based on the needs of the neglected, unhappy many. Once this trust has been created and earned, perhaps we will be able to take on the grandiose narcissists who claim to have the answers to all of our problems at our own expenses.

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