Opinion & Editorial

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Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Truman’s decision

Even after many years of history and evidence, the viewpoint that Harry Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb ...

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The problem with the Peters projection

Dear Calvin College, I would like to comment on a certain map I have seen around campus in the history and sociology dep...

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In memory of Kevin Witte

“37-year-olds don’t belong in caskets.” One of the pastors at Kevin Witte’s funeral this past Monday, Oct. 3, sa...

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The occupational hazard of an Op/Ed writer

Last week I published an article about “Women in computer science.” I had intended it to be a commentary on society ...

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Reflecting on the VP debate

Over the past two weeks, we saw Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in what was hyped up to be a very vicious deba...

I’m one of seven girls in my computer science class

“This test is designed to separate the men from the boys.” This seemingly innocuous statement was made in passing by my computer science professor the other day. It was intended to be a simple explanation for […]

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Editorial: The power of religious difference

This summer, I read Diarmaid MacCulloch’s massive book “Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years.” It was full...

An explosion of nothing

For some reason, I took about an hour and a half out my life last night to watch the first Presidential debate. CNN was billing it as the one-on-one finale to an 18-month-long Hunger Game, but […]

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Why you should vote

As election day approaches, I’ve found myself increasingly alarmed by the number of individuals who have expressed the...

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Knowledge and wisdom and sex

Let’s talk about sex. That is the name of a song by Salt-N-Pepa and isn’t entirely what I’m going to talk about. W...