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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: Corruption, Politicians, and Conformity

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In this letter to the editor, senior computer science major and math and Japanese double minor Riley Kohl of Leesburg, Virginia takes a stand on corruption in our government, the “propaganda machine” of today’s media, and political dissent. Share this Post Courtesy of Riley Kohl. Courtesy of Riley Kohl. I think that all of us, no matter which candidate we support or what side of the aisle we stand on, can agree that the majority of online and televised media outlets have become a propaganda machine for the ruling political ideology and those in high places who subscribe to it. …