Marshall Roy

Class of 2008


  • Mourning a word’s death: RIP ‘literally’ (1533–2006)

    My cherished brethren, I write today to announce and commemorate a tragic passing in the astonishingly large family of the English language. The loss of “literally” will be deeply mourned by all humanities majors, linguists, and users of English (which includes you, grieving reader).

    Forum | April 3, 2006
  • New abortion ban shows that life is only sometimes sacred

    In America, life is sacred.

    Sort of.

    On March 6, South Dakota’s Republican governor, Michael Rounds, signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban into law. He and his legislature are taking President Bush’s new Supreme Court for a test drive, aiming to challenge the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and precipitate the nationwide criminalization of abortion.

    Forum | March 27, 2006
  • The life and death of Dixmont State Hospital

    *The proper custody and treatment of the insane are now recognized as among the duties which every State owes its citizens; and as a consequence, structures for the special accommodation of those laboring under mental disease, provided at the general expense, ample in number, and under the supervision of the public authorities, will probably, before any long period, be found in every one of the Un...

    Pillbox | February 6, 2006
  • dollar movie


    Wednesday, January 25

    10 12:30

    Pillbox | January 23, 2006
  • Sex and sexuality must be addressed in America

    What if there was a sexual conquest video game? Players would prowl different environments, looking for possible sexual encounters. They would have to manage the various factors that precipitate sex — physical appearance, charisma, et cetera. The goal would be to have intercourse with as many people as possible. Or maybe there could be a point system, where sex acts of increasing intimacy or inten...

    Forum | December 5, 2005

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