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Dear Yen

| Friday, April 28, 2017

How can I fairly represent the life of “the other?” Even if I can represent it, how can I use language, any language, to capture the totality of her life? How can I make you understand, empathize or, at least, listen, to the story of a life that is read more

Civility and public discourse

| Friday, April 28, 2017

Recently in the Letter to the Editor section of The Observer, there was an article written in response to a previously published opinion piece. I came across the following in that article: “It will always be a painful truth that there are people out there like you, [Ms./Mr. so read more

Death of company causes death of town

| Friday, April 28, 2017

Bethesda, Maryland, located several miles outside of Washington, D.C., and famous for the Naval Facility where President John F. Kennedy’s autopsy was performed, is a vibrant mix of restaurants and shops. It’s always busy. It’s small yet urban enough that you can walk everywhere. People from giggly adolescents to old read more

The fundamental human right to marriage

| Thursday, April 27, 2017

This letter is a response to a previous letter to the editor titled “Tolerance and Intolerance” Dear Mr. Buhr, In your letter on April 24, you began by stating that opposing same-sex marriage is not an intolerant view, because “government entitlements are not human rights.” I disagree with this read more

We have more in common than we think

| Thursday, April 27, 2017

Let’s be honest, our political discourse is pretty divided these days. Speakers on campus bring immediate controversy, the media and our president are at odds, the government is on the brink of shutdown again and members of political parties cannot compromise. How we speak about politics is often focused read more

Reflections of a freshman

| Thursday, April 27, 2017

At the beginning of the school year, someone told me that high school was about “finding yourself” and college was about making the most of who you are. Upon hearing this statement, I mentally sighed in relief. “That’s good,” I thought. “Who I am now is who I will read more

Christ’s Passion

| Thursday, April 27, 2017

The most intense religious experience I had during this past Easter weekend was watching “The Passion.” As a member of the Folk Choir, I sang at Holy Thursday Mass, Good Friday Stations of the Cross and two Easter Sunday liturgies. Yet no service made as real to me what read more

Fight for breakfast cereal rights

| Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Anyone with a deep appreciation for breakfast cereals like me remembers one of the greatest gifts to God’s green Earth that Post Cereals has ever produced. That’s right; I’m talking about Oreo O’s cereal. Ever since I tried this product back in the early 2000s, it remains the most read more

Love and gratitude

| Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Alright, this one snuck up on me. Last year around this time, I sat down to compose what I thought then would be my last piece for The Observer. I took nearly a month to craft my commencement column, my farewell to a school that became home and a read more