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2011 Fall Issue 4 (October 7, 2011)

Columnists

  • Casey Markenson

    Questioning the “question”: the secret stories of my summer jobs

    As the scents of summer grow stale, I’d like to briefly reflect on a familiar question before it fades out of our seasonal dialogue. The Question: What were you up to this summer? The Answer: Hopefully, something worthy of your expectations for an acceptable summer activity.

  • Michael Goodgame

    In search of effective leadership: a plea for one-term congressmen

    Lawmaking in this country has become a profession, and that needs to change. Plato once wrote that the most effective leaders are not those who seek office for honor or money, but those who attain it as a duty to their society.  The best and most able citizens of the state – basically, the most educated, should be the ones making the all-important decisions about where the country is headed.

  • Stuart John Urback

    Design logs: valuing process over product

    A design document (much like an assignment paper) is a traditional plan used by designers to describe and document what they’re planning for a project. The design log outlines the problem, potential challenges, sets guidelines and creates a basic structure for how the designer should solve the problem. Before continuing, let me properly cite my sources.

  • Griffin Johnson

    Johnson: The big seminar room in the sky

    When I was in middle school, my friends started communicating over an online forum. It was a nice way to keep in touch for a group of fairly self-effacing adolescents, none of whom were ever likely to use something as drastic as a telephone. The forum mostly got used for loud discussions of video games and the internet. It wasn’t very different from our face-to-face interactions.