Articles by: Mike T. Wincek

A continuation of dialogue on politics and education

A continuation of dialogue on politics and education

I would like to express my deepest gratitude for these civil discussions and towards the Echo for offering a vehicle for wider distribution. As Mr. Hanlon stated, these ongoing debates are key to challenging our own ideas and allowing the growth of rational political thought in this nation. These are trying times of political upheaval on both sides, and these […]

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Advice for my liberal professors and peers

Advice for my liberal professors and peers

The following piece was written by Colby alumus Mike Wincek ’15 in response to Professor Aaron Hanlon’s  New York Times article, “Advice for My Conservative Students.” A self-admitted reformed right-wing provocateur turned liberal professor recently penned an article in the New York Times with advice for his conservative students when navigating the political scene on less-than-like-minded college campuses. Mr. Hanlon […]

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Reconsidering the reasons behind Trump’s victory

I wanted to wait for a few days before in long form regarding the election. I know emotions have been running high and that this is a very difficult time for many of my friends. I have seen the pain, fear, anger and sadness that has come to the forefront following the nation’s decision on Tuesday. I realize that a […]

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