August 7, 2020

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  • News | Sep.16, 2010

    Little Wooden Warships

    Poetry by Bobby Bretz ’12/Portfolio Staff

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  • News | Sep.16, 2010

    This Week In History

    Adam Staropoli ‘14 presents us with a historical timeline of September 9-September 15

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  • News | Sep.16, 2010

    Debating Around The World

    Chris Pedraita ’13/Guest Commentator & Lynnzie Marinaccio ’13/World Staff AGAINST by Chris Pedraita ’13 They never said a word to us during school. It was not until I arrived home that my mother informed me of the disaster. To a…

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  • News | Sep.16, 2010

    Soliloquy of the Inverted “L”

    Poetry by Tom Nailor ’12/Portfolio Staff

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  • News | Sep.16, 2010

    Feeling

    Poetry by Blake Bergeron ’11/Portfolio Staff

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  • News | Sep.16, 2010

    Hourglass

    Poetry by Alex BetGeorge ’11/Portfolio Staff

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  • News | Sep.08, 2010

    Be the Master of Your Own Universe

    What advice can I give to you all?

    What could I possibly know about the gravity of your situation and about problems literally the size of planets orbiting you, from starting new classes and buying impossibly expensive books to setting up your new habitat, with its share of strange stains, and being surrounded by absolute strangers with your parents and your closest friends miles to light years, car rides to endless trips through this country’s convoluted system of airports away?

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  • News | Sep.08, 2010

    Autumn (Welcome Back)

    Sliding slowly, smoothly through tepid trains of thought

    The humble heater humming hurried droning dirges deep

    Down in its stomach, steel-wrought

    The arid Autumn breeze blowing

    Through the perforated panes

    The plinking of the pygmy rain

    Dripping, dropping on the ledge

    Glimmering glitter in the grass, steaming stately

    From each dogged, drooping, hounded hedge

    The rustling of the wide-ruled white-washed wood pulp reams

    The wishy-washy whizzing noise of nomad graphite graphing dreams

    The choking, coughing, gagging gurgle of colleagues catching colds

    Their sun-marred skin fading fast

    In the sullen, somber, vicious vice

    Of the jaws of Autumn’s amber asp

    And Winter’s wispy gangly gangrene grasp.

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  • News | Sep.08, 2010

    Words of Wisdom from Some Old Guy

    Dear Class of 2014,

    I have spent many nights lying awake trying to decide how I should write this first piece. Should it be a funny allegory equating college life to pigs on a farm (well, maybe not pigs) or a short story about a young boy or girl in their quest for maturity and knowledge (yeah, like that hasn’t been done).

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  • News | Sep.08, 2010

    On Chickens & the Importance of Individual Thought

    Why did the chicken cross the road? In his book, Naked Economics, Charles Wheelan proposes an answer to what he describes as a “profound, age-old philosophical question.” Wheelan’s answer, according to his ‘Economics-for-Dummies’ book, “because it maximized his [the chicken’s] utility.” Wheelan rephrased the joke’s punch-line for an academic context, but I want to rephrase the question. As the school year is just underway, I’d like to ask, “Why did the college student roll out of bed before noon?” All sarcasm aside, the answers might be numerous, ranging anywhere from vomiting up the consequences of last night’s excess booze to attending that 8:30 a.m. Civ class.

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