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Trump’s policies hurt international students

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

January 26, 2017

After the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States, many international students have started to worry about their future in this country and whether they are welcome here any longer. To many students like myself, Trump’s election was a huge surprise because we came to the U.S....

Why I am a Feminist

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 29, 2016

No one has ever taken me very seriously when I’ve told them that I am a feminist. They usually say: ‘Oh, so you hate men?’ or something equally dismissive. And I am annoyed that I must always explain the concept of feminism and yet still many seem to not ‘get it’ or believe that as a feminist...

‘Beyond Your Backpack’ Examines Life After College

River Sterne

September 26, 2013

College is a time of growth, both academically and personally, that prepares students for the next chapter of their life: employment. While classes help students expand their knowledge in certain subject areas, there is always more learning to be done outside the classroom. The objective of Beyond Your ...

Tennis Court Remodels Near Completion Despite Delay

Photo contributed by Brennan Johnson

Hannah Bartman

September 12, 2013

The tennis courts, which are currently encased in a fence of construction, are due to open on Sept. 23. Unexpected rain caused a week-long delay in early June, but after three and a half months of construction the courts will be open in time for the Men and Women's Fall Tournament, which runs Sept. 27-29. "I b...

Development Work Must Focus on Community Needs

Anna Murveit and Sean McNulty examine a map showing contamination of household wells in Willywood.  Contributed by the WDA team.

August 23, 2012

This article was co-written by Sean McNulty '14 and Daniel Swain '13. Descending to Guatemala's Pacific coast feels like stepping slowly into a sauna. As the air heats up and becomes heavy with moisture, the land flattens and the crops grow tall until the only perspective available is directly down the road you travel. Our bus, spewing diesel exha...

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