Letter from the Editors

by Casey Aylward and Priya Krishna | 9/20/12 10:00pm

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by Rebecca Xu / The Dartmouth

If you ever took AP Government in high school, you would have learned how much the media likes to create divisions by splitting political candidates down ideological lines or creating a battleground for some sort of hot-button issue. Conflict is an inherent part of who we are we like taking a side on an issue, and we like to watch conflicts unfold, be played on the movie screen, in the sports arena or in the news. There are many ongoing debates that exist at Dartmouth to rush or not to rush? Shrub or tree? Stacks or Sanborn? So this week, we are taking a lead from the media and setting up our own mini-battlegrounds between writers featuring some of Dartmouth's most hotly contested issues. Speaking of divisions, we have another brand new column this week in which Gardner Davis '13 and Kate Taylor '13 will provide some moderately well-thought-out advice on questions you have submitted! They may not agree on the right answer to every question, hence the appropriateness of the divisions theme. We'd also like to give a special shout-out to Priya's sister Meera for coming up with this week's topic. She may be living at home, but her creative juices are clearly still a-flowing!

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