The Scarlet

To My Fellow Seniors:

January 22, 2015

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Four years ago, I was in a weird state of nostalgic panic. High school was ending. We were all going our separate ways, to various colleges and programs all over the country and the world. There were people who I liked in high...


November 20, 2014

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It might seem like I’ve run out of material because I’ve decided to talk about the weather. Weather, after all, is our cliché small-talk topic; people often bring it up ironically when they don’t have anything interesting...

Dear Hypothetical First-Year,

November 13, 2014

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You’ve made it! Hooray! You’ve been at Clark for three months. You have located the Traina Center. You compost deftly. You could, in a pinch, assemble a caf meal using only rice, the salad bar, and the panini press. Congratulations. But...

Daylight Savings

November 7, 2014

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Every Thursday, I leave class and walk across Red Square toward a rehearsal of the Clark University Concert Band. The bells from the church across the street announce the hour as 6 p.m., and the sun shines its near-sunset cheer...


October 30, 2014

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Nearly every time Wikipedia is mentioned in some kind of academic context, people snicker. We’ve all collectively decided, somehow, that Wikipedia was going to be an academic punching bag, presumably because of its dubious quality...

David Angel and CUSC

October 24, 2014

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I tried to do something recently because I knew it would work. CUSC’s elections came around and only two people were running for off-campus rep (for four empty positions). I did a couple of trips around the Academic Commons...

Goodbye Keitaro

October 9, 2014

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After two years on our staff and a year as Opinions Section Editor, our good friend Keitaro Okura is stepping down from his position in order to focus on a thesis. His work ethic, high standards, dignified approach to journalism,...

LEEP and Marketing

October 2, 2014

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Let’s make one thing clear before we get going: I do not think that LEEP is a bad idea. Clark’s initiative to make it possible for every student to participate in hands-on, experiential learning is admirable. Read More »...

Quit Stuff

September 25, 2014

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There are always things to do. Everywhere I go, I hear students bemoaning their hectic schedules. “I never have time.” “I can’t just relax.” “I’m just too busy.” Read More »...

We’re Getting Old

September 18, 2014

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Editor’s Corner Downing Street. Sanford and Johnson as independent units. The simpler, but definitely more tyrannical housing lottery system. The Bistro, but with fifty percent less Bistro, and one hundred percent less sush...

Scarlet Letter: 04/24/2014

April 25, 2014

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When I wrote my first Scarlet Letter, I was a nervous sophomore preparing to take the reigns of The Scarlet. As I sit here writing my final Scarlet Letter, I realize just how far we have come. Two years ago Jeremy and I we...

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