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Book Review: Dog Songs by Mary Oliver

By Rachel Hertzberg, Staff Writer Millennials are said to have a great aptitude for ironic detachment: we are unable to have face-to-face conversations, we are disgusted by genuine displays of emotion, and we communicate only in memes and sarcasm. I think of our generation’s tendency toward cynicism as a coping mechanism in the face of… Keep Reading

Something Different: A Review of “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”

By Kate Hawthorne, Staff Writer BBC America’s new show “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” kicked off its first season on Oct. 22, 2016 with an hour-long pilot episode entitled “Horizons.” The new series, directed by Max Landis, boasts an amazing cast and features the hilarious duo of Samuel Barnett as the title character Dirk Gently… Keep Reading


In Response to Christine Flowers’ “Privileged College Kids Don’t Understand Real Social Injustice”

By Katya Olson Shipyatsky, Staff Writer On November 18th an article entitled  “Privileged College Kids Don’t Understand Real Social Injustice”, written by Bryn Mawr alumna Christine Flowers, was published on article was in reference to a student organized protest at the Lower Merion Police Department on Wednesday, November 16th which was in response to the chapter’s… Keep Reading


A Glimmer of Hope in the 2016 Election

By Kate Weiler, Staff Writer It’s hard to deny that Wednesday, Nov. 9 was a memorable day. And now that almost a month has passed, the decisions made have already begun to build a foundation for the future of the United States. I will focus on three pillars of this foundation: women, wages, and weed.… Keep Reading


Quaker Values in a Time of Divisiveness

By Michael Schwarze, Business Manager In the aftermath of the election, political polarization seems to be at an all-time high around the nation and even within the Bi-College community. Disagreement is important because it forces people to face viewpoints different from their own, but it sometimes dissolves into back-and-forth arguments where neither side is listening.… Keep Reading


First Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton Asserts Herself as Madame President

By Veronica Walton, Staff Writer One thing’s for sure: Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, inspired cheers, gasps and approving snaps from across the political spectrum during her first presidential debate with Donald Trump at Hofstra University on Monday night.  During the 90-minute-long discourse (which, at times, metamorphosed into an exchange of bitter philippics),… Keep Reading

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You Deserve to be Here Too

By Kate Weiler, Staff Writer Last week, I read an article that made me feel incredibly small. I felt powerless and hurt and confused, but mostly small. It has been five days, and I still cannot get it out of my mind. I am being brought to tears re-reading the piece and writing a response to… Keep Reading


Protesters Push Back Against DAPL

By Elizabeth Hoo, Staff Writer The night before I was left for the rally in Philadelphia to oppose the DAPL, I called my mom. “Wasn’t this issue based off a movie from a while back?” she asked. I was shocked to hear that she didn’t know what was happening, but with the election and everything… Keep Reading

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