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A Coward’s Retreat

A couple of weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced that he would pull U.S. troops out of northeast Syria, the previous epicenter of Islamic State’s (IS) extremist caliphate that managed to take over large portions of Syria and Iraq. The U.S. military stressed long ago that IS was not “defeated” and that thousands of ex-fighters […]

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The Myth of Self-Segregation

“The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on.” This quote by Dorothy Day highlights how, legally, people have the ability to be in the same space with people who come from backgrounds different from their own; however, due to societal hierarchies not everyone has the ability to express themselves in […]

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Where It’s Easy to Get Hard Copies

If there’s one thing they left out of the Bates tour, it’s the unreliable, bordering on malevolent, nature of the school printers. Despite the convenience of needing only your I.D. card to print anywhere, you’ll go to three or four printers sometimes before finding one that works. Between crippling malfunctions and tedious lines, it’s a […]

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Maine’s Bane: Internet Access

As college students, we all have a substantial investment in the internet. From everything from finishing that paper exactly two minutes before the submission tab closes on Lyceum to blasting Lizzo on Spotify at 1:00am on Saturday nights. The internet has made our large and diverse world so much smaller, with friends being able to […]