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Recognizing the True, the Good, and the Beautiful

Luke Robson

Today, I had the pleasure of sitting in my backyard, smoking a cigar, and watching nature play out before me. Moments like these are what remind me of what is truly good in life. Seeing the local bumblebee flit from flower to flower, scavenging for pollen; watching my dog needlessly defend me from the deer which were loping through the trees. These are two examples of creation at its best, performing what it was created to do. In this moment, it was easy to glimpse the truth, goodness, and beauty inherent in my surroundings.

Unfortunately, it is not always quite so easy to see these transcendental qualities in everyday situations, but they are still there. Learning to color our lives with these transcendental qualities is key to human happiness and a life well-lived. Continue reading “Recognizing the True, the Good, and the Beautiful”

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The Middlebury Campus, Charles Murray Visit Provokes Uproar, Alex Newhouse and Ellie Reinhardt

Tearing Down Fences: The Need for College Reform

Luke Robson

Despite the fact that people are questioning the ROI of a degree and student debt is rising, Americans are still clamoring for a college education. Who can blame them? After all, college is more subsidized than ever. The relative cheapness of a college degree, along with a stagnant job market makes a degree seem more necessary than it is, as its real value is lagging.

But is a college education worth the cost?

Unfortunately, there is a larger problem with colleges today than an economic return. The modern college system has a hidden cost which often goes unnoticed by applicants and their parents. Continue reading “Tearing Down Fences: The Need for College Reform”

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Tesla is Not as Valuable as GM. Here’s Why That’s Silly

Luke Robson

Billionaire Elon Musk’s signature car company, Tesla, recently made headlines when an increase in their stock price gave them the title of most-valuable car company in the USA, ahead of giants GM and Ford. This news came as a surprise to many, and rightfully so. Tesla should be nowhere close to as valuable as GM, but optimism from investors has driven up the stock price. Continue reading “Tesla is Not as Valuable as GM. Here’s Why That’s Silly”

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