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Letter to the Editor: For Entertainment’s Sake

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In this letter to the editor, writer and Virginia Tech graduate Edinson Shane Tolley compares a future society imagined by David Foster Wallace to the reality of today’s election. Tolley currently lives in Blacksburg and plans to move to Northern Virginia in January. His work has been featured in The Sandy River Review, Panoply, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Allegheny Review, Mangrove Literary Journal, and Linden Avenue Literary Journal. Share this Post In David Foster Wallace’s sprawling novel Infinite Jest, an all too similar dystopian America is led by President Johnny Gentle, an “old crooner” who prefaced his presidency with a …

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Letter to the Editor: Why I Cannot Vote for Hillary Clinton

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In this letter to the editor, freshman national security and foreign affairs major Andrew Young of Albany, New York explains why his gut tells him that he cannot vote for Hillary Clinton. Share this Post Dear Editor, To put it simply, I cannot, and will not, vote for Hillary Clinton. Not in this election cycle, not ever. Before I am possibly dismissed as a partisan, right-wing maniac I’d like to explain why, and it ultimately comes down to body language, and a gut feeling. As a first-time voter, I want to vote for someone who I believe has the best …