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A New Look at Americana

Alex Newhouse

November 5, 2015

Filed under Opinions

It is easy to discount “American Culture” as a loose, insufficient, reductionist term for the patchwork heritage of the U.S. As we all know, America is called a “melting pot” for a reason – this country is primarily...

Confronting Life’s Big Questions

Alex Newhouse

September 30, 2015

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“Oh, I’ve spent my time pondering my existence, contemplating life and death, wondering what it all means.” It’s the cliché joke about intellectuals – sitting around at a coffeeshop or a pub, discussing life’s bi...

The Value of Doing Less While Abroad

Alex Newhouse

September 17, 2015

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The end of my second week in England is coming to a close. I have started getting into a routine. I finally know how to walk from my building to Oxford’s library. Research has dominated most of my days this week; I have buckled...

Enjoy The Moment

Alex Newhouse

April 29, 2015

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It’s been a hard winter and a hard spring semester. We grow restless as the cold weather drags on long into April, and we’re given only a few of the most tantalizing warm days to enjoy. Project upon test upon essay upon book...

One Life Left: Hotline Miami 2

Alex Newhouse

April 22, 2015

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Alright. Four guards patrolling the room to the right, one guard in an alcove to the left. Shoot forward and they’ll all come running. But I’m standing in a bottleneck, so I should be able to get all of them. Okay, let’s...

Why I am an Objectivist

Alex Newhouse

April 15, 2015

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Often I find myself debating against people who argue that it is impossible to know the best way to live a life, or the best moral code, or the best way to understand the universe. More often than not, I find that Middlebury st...

One Life Left: Journey

Alex Newhouse

March 18, 2015

Filed under Arts & Sciences

It opens with a view of sand. Dark tan and flashing in the sun’s rays — this is clearly the desert. The camera pulls up and shows heatwaves emanating from the sparkling sand, and behind a hill the large sun beats down on the...

On the Path to Transhumanism

Alex Newhouse

March 11, 2015

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Every day we accelerate toward longer life, healthier life, fewer diseases, and better recovery from those diseases we can’t cure. Every single day our technology progresses, building on itself in all sorts of ways that we c...

The Arrogance of Youth

Alex Newhouse

February 25, 2015

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Most of us probably came to Middlebury in order to have our beliefs challenged. We wanted to confront situations that would make us think and take on problems from different perspectives. We wanted to expand our ability to consi...

One Life Left: The Last of Us

Alex Newhouse

February 18, 2015

Filed under Arts & Sciences

How do you confront the unthinkable? How do you persevere in the darkest situation imaginable, when everything familiar and comforting is warped and erased? How do you face the destruction of the human race? Like so many other...

Nothing is Above Criticism

Alex Newhouse

January 14, 2015

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Each horrifying act of violence that occurs in the world cuts at us. Each example of cruelty takes our conceptions of security and turns them around. Violence makes us question those places where we feel comfortable, our ideas...

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