Perspectives

Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies

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Dahlia Krutkovich ‘21 My Russian professor, Dr. Amanda Ewington, began our first class after the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh with a brief overview of Russian anti-Semitism. After moving through different waves of pogroms, forced resettlements, and mass-emigrations, she ended with a warning: be vigilant of aRead More

Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights

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Emma Shealy ‘22 On October 24th, the Department of Justice of the United States filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of R.G. and G. R. Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a lawsuit involving a trans woman who was fired from her job after informing her bossRead More

Celebrating Diwali

Celebrating Diwali

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Yashita Kandhari ’22 Come early winter, there is a flurry of activity at my house, everyone emptying and cleaning out every inch of space. We find things we forgot we owned, donate the things we do not need, rearrange and redecorate, scrub and dust every surface until, by the endRead More

Reflection: Debating Through Tragedy

Reflection: Debating Through Tragedy

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Elan Kainen ’19 Following the massacre that took eleven lives this past Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania were a slew of different reactions as to how such an event should be processed. Surely, every sensible and decent person quickly denounced the attack and considered itsRead More

Energy Awareness

Energy Awareness

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Emma Tayloe ’19 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a troubling report this month explaining that the effects of 2°C of warming would be far worse than previously anticipated and that the world would have to achieve a drastic and rapid reduction in carbon emission to avoid climateRead More