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Op-Ed

Rethinking Discovery

By: Ben Olcott

The human side of the Malaysia Flight 370 story is important. It matters. It matters that 239 human beings are presently unaccounted for, and it is important to their families that they are discovered, whether that discovery entails their coming home or provides some sort of closure.

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The Classics Major

By: Ben Olcott

The classics major, one of the last, is staring into the black depths of UIS. People say it’s ancient, UIS, but he knows that word. The word itself, the construction of it, he knows, too.

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Opinions

COLUMN: We Watch For The Ads

By: Ben Olcott

A week has passed since the Super Bowl. In all matters concerning the game, its players, and the sport in general, it was pretty lame and uneventful. We knew it already, but this latest Super Bowl experience proved definitively that everything else is far more important than the sport.

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Op-Ed

The Language Of Discourse

By: Ben Olcott

Discourse, and this is my Clark Kentish definition, is the set of and interplay between words and tones in specific contexts. Discourses provide texture to fundamental social structures for better or for worse. 

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