Category: Commentary

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A Letter to David

Your recent pieces in The Clerk have, as I’m sure you’re aware, caused no end of frustration in certain leftist circles on this campus. Whether...
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Hail, Caesar! (2016) Review

NOW ON DVD: This tongue-in-cheek period piece of the Hollywood film scene in the 1950s revels in every inglorious—and frankly, painful—moment of the cinematic process of the supposedly good old days. A fictional ethnography of the parts of Hollywood we often willf...
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Letters to the Editor: Free Speech and the Honor Code

In response to "The Supreme Court, Honor Code, and The Muppets: Reform for Free Speech and Expression," The Clerk received many articles and letters to the editor from the community. This is an abridged collection of several such responses. We will be publishing more in the coming days. --...
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Not a Response Piece

By Shewit Zerai '18 I really don't want this to be a response piece because I'm tired of being reactionary. I'm tried of having my thoughts and feelings framed in response to the fucked-up shit I read and see happening every day. In an academic and social environmen...
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Not All Opinions Are Created Equal

By Jaimon Olmsted '17 I write in response to David Canada’s piece The Supreme Court, Honor Code, and the Muppets: Reform for Free Speech and Expression, recently published in
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A Word to the Community

In my high school, over 90% of the student body was white. I was the only black student in all of my classes until my junior year. Confronted with the cruel reality of how invisible I am to the American conscience, the one black teacher who looked like me warned me my freshm...
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Defending Our Community Values: A Letter to the Editors

To the Editors of the Clerk, I read, with great dismay the article written by David Canada ‘20 titled The Supreme Court, Honor Code, and The Muppets: Reform for Free Speech and Expression. I would like to offer several responses to Canada’s argument. While the logical incoherencies in this ar...