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Letter to the Editor: The Reality is that All Lives Do Not Matter

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In this letter to the editor, senior English major Drew White of Williamsburg, Virginia rallies against the notion that “All Lives Matter.” Share this Post Recently, I have heard the argument that All Lives Matter. It seems obvious at first, of course All Lives Matter. Why would All Lives not Matter? But it is difficult to reconcile All Lives Mattering with recent events in our country. It is difficult to understand the rhetoric of All Lives Matter when Black, Native American and Hispanic men spend their lives in prison at rates that are disproportionate to the population. It is difficult …

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Letter from the Craft editors: “Anything Goes”

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The theme for The Pylon’s first call for submissions was “Anything Goes.” In order to cast a wide net and better capture the talent of the Blacksburg area, we were open to all creative works that displayed excellence and originality. Each piece we selected stood out in its own unique way, and we are thrilled to present each one to the community. Alex Newman and his video “Michael Jackson” are the epitome of clear, polished talent saying something substantial in a fresh way. Almost immediately after listening, Newman’s song was stuck in our heads. And his visual work is just …