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I’m just dirt in the wind, without a home

Thinking about home is my greatest source of anxiety. I crossed the border when I was 3 years old and grew up in North Carolina, but I never quite felt like the US was my home. Despite the fact that I only had vague memories of Mexico, I always wanted to return. This summer was… Keep Reading

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There is something soft and breathtaking about being surrounded by moving, flowing, cloth, as well as being able to guide its twirling movement, pulling down on cords that hang from the ceiling of an otherwise empty warehouse. In the early evening, the oversized cloths are dappled with light spots and as the breeze off the… Keep Reading

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Campus Journal

A conversation on Houston, health, and home

  Before last week, Patrick Houston ‘16 only dreamed that he would someday meet the President. However, the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 13, found Houston standing at a podium in Eakins Park, praising Barack Obama’s moral judgment and courage in leadership. The crowd roared at Houston’s words, and then, the President himself emerged, shook Houston’s… Keep Reading

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Swat life goes well with a slice of Renato’s

As a self-proclaimed pizza lover, I was excited to review Renato Pizza. Since arriving on campus, there has been a noticeable lack of good pizza in my life. Sure, the new Sharples pizza is a step in the right direction, but a real, classic slice — the good stuff — has been in short supply.… Keep Reading

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Around Campus/News/Regional News

OneCard increases business for ville vendors

For students, the new OneCard system has meant new IDs and more trips to the Ville for the pleasures of off-campus dining. But there’s another side to the story: merchants in the Ville have been affected by the new system just as students have. Business owners are excited about future possibilities of using the OneCard.… Keep Reading

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Freedom from freedom

Freedom is an often used word in our country, and yet it remains difficult to get a full sense of what it means. Often it is described as a freedom to do something: the right to free speech, the right to bear arms, and the right to practice any given religion are good examples. Yet… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

Data reveals complexity in sustainability

Over the past five years, the College has consistently publicized its commitment to sustainability through its hires at the Office of Sustainability, its building of new energy efficient buildings and more recently its efforts with the carbon charge and the installation of geothermal wells on campus. The Office of Sustainability has grown, and now has… Keep Reading

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