Literary wanderings: On fiction as environmental activism

Book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23 argues that despite its fictional nature, Richard Powers’ “The Overstory” is a powerful vehicle for environmentalism.

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OPINION: A global coffee shortage is on the horizon, and consumers must be the first to act

Coffee is in danger of shortage. To preserve the industry, we must think of our coffee more holistically; considering the surprisingly complicated environmental and economic processes that lie behind it, writes Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23.

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OPINION: Returning to campus will be more challenging than we think, but we can do it together

The return to campus in the fall promises to be both exciting and challenging. As we look ahead, the process of adapting back to life on campus cannot be left as an afterthought. By setting accurate expectations for what the fall semester will look like, and preparing accordingly, we can collectively create an environment that is both understanding of the challenges ahead and well-equipped to face them together, writes Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23.

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