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A Mere Experience: Columnist Takes His Final Bow

Ever since I was a freshman, I always wondered what I would write about for my final article in The Sandspur. After having written more than 70 pieces over the last four years, including the work I have done with [...]

April 24, 2014 A Mere Experience, Columns, Opinion
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A Mere Experience

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…” This is the beginning line from one of William Shakespeare’s most well-known monologues from the comedy As You Like It. For those who do not know the [...]

April 17, 2014 A Mere Experience, Columns, Opinion
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Procrastination can be a vice or a virtue. Students may regret those last minute essays, but memories are not made from just studying. “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. [...]

April 10, 2014 A Mere Experience, Columns, Opinion
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“My uncle ordered popovers from the restaurant’s bill of fare. And, when they were served, he regarded them with a penetrating stare. Then he spoke great Words of Wisdom as he sat there on that chair: ‘To eat these things,’ [...]

April 3, 2014 A Mere Experience, Columns, Opinion
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The consummate manifesto: an argument for honesty, confidence, and realism in the face of college romance and ‘love.’ “Manifesto: a written statement that describes the policies, goals, and opinions of a person or group” – Merriam-Webster Dictionary Back in 1986, [...]

March 27, 2014 A Mere Experience, Columns, Opinion
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The risky game of “Fox Day Roulette”—Amir plans which day to leave for his trip to Chicago to present at the renowned Midwest Political Science Association Conference. “Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times [...]

March 20, 2014 A Mere Experience, Columns, Opinion
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“And that’s about the time she walked away from me/ Nobody likes you when you’re 23/And you still act like you’re in freshman year/What the hell is wrong with me?/My friends say I should act my age/What’s my age again?/What’s [...]

March 13, 2014 A Mere Experience, Columns, Opinion
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“There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with: education, poverty, and drugs. Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don’t.” – Steven Soderbergh This last Valentine’s Day, I was given one of [...]

February 20, 2014 A Mere Experience, Columns, Opinion
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A Mere Experience

“And every time she sneezes I believe it’s love/And oh lord…. I’m not ready for this sort of thing.” – Counting Crow Every year I’ve been at Rollins, I’ve always tried writing a Valentine’s Day article for The Sandspur. Some [...]

February 13, 2014 A Mere Experience, Columns, Opinion
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A Mere Experience

Whenever the month of February begins, the big holiday that comes to everyone’s mind, besides President’s Day of course, is Valentine’s Day. Because I have a lot to say on the matter (and frankly, many a hilarious and quasi-traumatic experience), [...]

February 6, 2014 A Mere Experience, Columns, Opinion