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I am a bad dancer

| Monday, April 15, 2019

Some people say that dancing is an art form. They say that a dancer can express emotion and passion through their movement. They say dancing can be elegant. These people have not seen me dance. Many things are elegant in this world. My dancing — which might be described read more

Commitment belongs to us all

| Friday, April 12, 2019

I want to begin by thanking you for your continued passion to address sexual assault. I deeply believe that our collective voices create change. I respect the movement to call on us as a college to do better for our students. Please know that I hear your concerns about read more

Today’s music is great

Today’s music is great

| Friday, April 12, 2019

Last week, one of my colleagues at The Observer wrote a column titled “Today’s music is terrible.” In it, Hayden Adams described what he sees as problems within contemporary pop music, and pines for a return to the halcyon days of Huey Lewis and Queen. I respectfully disagree with read more

Ope, defined

| Thursday, April 11, 2019

Have you ever accidentally bumped into somebody on the sidewalk and said, “Ope, sorry about that”? Have you ever run into someone’s shopping cart at the grocery store and said, “Ope, I just need to sneak right past you to grab some Ranch”? Have you ever fumbled the handoff read more

I am a woman

| Thursday, April 11, 2019

I am a woman.   I have two X chromosomes. I have female secondary sex characteristics. I have longer hair. I have a feminine face.   I am a woman.   I am a Saint Mary’s student. I am doing fine. I am receiving a wonderful higher education. I read more

The consequences of weak antitrust law

| Thursday, April 11, 2019

In a previous Observer letter to the editor I argued that the extreme wealth gap in America was partly attributed to misaligned personal incentives between corporate owners and managers. In the conclusion, I mentioned that I disagreed with prominent liberal voices that have recently been supporting a 70% marginal read more

To be or not to be

| Thursday, April 11, 2019

Who am I supposed to be? I always thought I knew the answer to that question. When I was 5 years old, my answer was vet. When I was 10 years old, my answer became astronaut (watching “Contact” ended that prospect really quickly). When I was 14 years old, it read more