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Thinking twice about Dylan’s Nobel Prize

Thinking twice about Dylan’s Nobel Prize

By Steven Richardson, Senior writer

November 29, 2016


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The Swedish Academy’s recent decision to award Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature certainly took the world by surprise. Mr. Dylan is the first musician to receive the award, and the reaction among writers has been varied, to say the least. Some, such as best-selling author Stephen King and f...

The West must come together to combat terror

The West must come together to combat terror

By Cassandra Xavier, Co-editor

March 30, 2016


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The face of terrorism is becoming increasingly visible and what’s emerging is ugly. In the past three years, the Western world has suffered through five major terrorist attacks perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists. Two years ago, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev bombed the Boston Marathon...

Let’s talk about Trump–for real

Let’s talk about Trump–for real

By Rebecca Perlin, Senior writer

March 15, 2016


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It’s no secret that Donald J. Trump is a popular topic of conversation these days. From lists of reasons to vote for him (or the many reasons not to) to articles posted about yet another “offensive”—or offensive, no qualifiers, take your pick—thing that he has said, Mr. Trump has taken over...

Experiencing both ends of the political spectrum

Experiencing both ends of the political spectrum

By Drew Rubin, Correspondent

February 11, 2016


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Perhaps you’re “Feeling the Bern.” Or maybe you’re ready to “Make America Great Again.” You’re likely not ready or willing to do both, but I recently had the opportunity to experience both ends of the American political spectrum by attending the Worcester rallies of Vermont Senator Bernie...

If history is a marker, it’s a field of four

If history is a marker, it’s a field of four

By Raphael Cohen, Co-opinion editor

January 14, 2016


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After months of build-up, the Iowa caucuses (Feb. 1) and the New Hampshire primary (Feb. 9) are just around the corner, officially commencing the process of determining the next president of the United States. Republican candidates now have just one more chance to debate issues before voters begin...

The delicate balance of the Syrian refugee crisis

The delicate balance of the Syrian refugee crisis

By Cassandra Xavier, Co-editor

December 18, 2015


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Some 4.1 million refugees had fled Syria in search of safety in neighboring countries and in the European Union (EU) as of September, according to the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). Countless more have sought asylum in the months since. But after the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino,...

The argument over how to punish a heinous crime

The argument over how to punish a heinous crime

By Rebecca Perlin, Staff Writer

June 1, 2015


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The sentence has been passed down: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be put to death. For weeks, a Boston jury discussed and pondered which punishment—death or life in prison without the possibility of parole—was more suitable for the young man who did not dispute his role in the Boston Marathon bombing...

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