Jake Lahut

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Former Dean Scott Backer Arrested in West Hartford

by Jenny Davis, Jake Lahut, Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief. 17 Comments

A Farewell to The Argus

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 2 Comments

Gone but Not Forgotten: A MoCon Retrospective

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 2 Comments

How Matthew Weiner’s Senior Thesis Informs “Mad Men”

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief . 1 Comment

Vince Gilligan Trades Landscape Painting for Portraiture in “Better Call Saul” Season 3

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DKE Lawsuit to Reach Trial After University’s Motion Fails

by Jake Lahut, Camille De Beus, Editor-in-Chief and News Editor. 3 Comments

Office of Disability Resources Name Changed to Office of Accessibility Services

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Hasan Minhaj Punches Above His Weight at WH Correspondents Dinner

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The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and a Return to Youth

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“Silicon Valley” Returns with Coup d’État

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Voices on the Margin: Andy Behrman ’84, Terrie Williams, and the Privileged Narrative of the Psychiatric Memoir

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WesFest Makes Final Push to Convince Prospective Students

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 1 Comment

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” Spoofed in Porn Parody, “Hamilfton”

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Emily Greenhouse ’08 Flourishes as Managing Editor of The New Yorker

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New CFA Director Sarah Curran Finds Perfect Fit

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Class of 2021 Sees Record Low Acceptance Rate

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 1 Comment

“Frantz” Finds Love and Liberation Amid the Trauma of War

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 2 Comments

Future’s Homeric Epic in the Streaming Era

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 1 Comment

An Ode to my Conservative Uncle

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 3 Comments

Women’s Lax Upsets No. 13 Bates in OT With Game-Winner From Abby Horst ’19

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Trustee Betsey Schmidt ’89 Champions Alternative to DeVos Model of Education

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Lucie Plasse ’20 Finds Photography Aesthetic After Gap Year

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Oscars Turn From Butchered First Names to Twist Ending

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Francophone Rapper Baloji Prepares to Go Global

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Remembering the Fisk Takeover, 48 Years Later

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Safety Regulations Hamper Frustrated Music Scene

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief . 2 Comments

“The Sopranos”: How a Psychiatric Narrative Made TV’s Golden Age

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New Hires and Additional Funds Bolster CAPS

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Metro Spirits Could Face Fines After Trooper Bust

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Pioneering Black Artist Kathleen Collins Remembered by Fludzinski ’20

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 1 Comment

Payoff Syndrome: How Admission to Wesleyan Can Reward Unethical Habits

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 3 Comments

A.J. Wilson ’18 Cultivates Grassroots Mentorship with Dream Chasers

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New York Islanders May Move to Hartford, Eliciting Whalers Nostalgia

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 3 Comments

Super Bowl Ads Capture Zeitgeist and Commodify Diversity

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Jennifer Gonnerman of The New Yorker to Speak on Campus Feb. 9

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Lipp ’14 on Legal Team Suing the Trump Administration

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“Jackie” Prefers National Narrative Over Authenticity

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Jess Best ’14 Honors Claire Randall ’12 at Russell House

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Trump’s Immigration Ban Galvanizes Campus Around List of Demands

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief . 8 Comments

Quintessential America Without its Proverbial Dream: “American Honey” Kicks Off Film Series

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How the Free Press Will Survive Trump

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Four New Program Houses Approved for Next Year

by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. 3 Comments

On the Flaws and Ethics of “Westworld” Season One

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The Future of The Argus

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 4 Comments

Holman ’16 Takes Rap Career to the Next Level as Cornelius

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The Five Best Reporters of 2016

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 1 Comment

Why Social Media Sites Must Treat Themselves as News Outlets

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 1 Comment

New Bookstore to Open on Main St. this Spring, Broad St. Books Employees Blindsided

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 2 Comments

Ahmed Badr ’20: Author, Entrepreneur, Refugee

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76 Faculty Members Call for Further Steps in Making Wesleyan a Sanctuary Campus

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 8 Comments

President Roth Declares Wesleyan a Sanctuary Campus

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor . 13 Comments

“Time Stands Still” Sets New Bar for Second Stage

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From the Depression to the Recession: Wesleyan’s Financial Resilience

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 3 Comments

Students Walk Out in Protest of Trump, Demand Sanctuary Campus

by Jenny Davis, Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief & Features Editor. Comments Off on Students Walk Out in Protest of Trump, Demand Sanctuary Campus

The Post-Election Media Landscape

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Wesleyan and Middletown Community Unite in Veterans Day Trump Protest, Flag Defaced

by Camille De Beus, Emmet Teran, Jake Lahut, Assistant News Editor, Arts Editor, and Features Editor . 7 Comments

University Imam Sami Aziz Weighs in on President-Elect Trump

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 3 Comments

WesCeleb: Sam (Tam) Curry ’17

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Stunned Campus Reacts to Trump Victory

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Camille De Beus, Jake Lahut, News Editor, Assistant News Editor, & Features Editor. 6 Comments

Why We Must Talk to Trump Supporters

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor . 3 Comments

Henry Hall ’14 Debuts New EP, Shows Off Versatility

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Bon Appétit Food Workers Begin to Organize Around Upcoming Contract Negotiations

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“Moonlight” Enthralls Packed Cinema at Early Screening

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Why We Won’t Talk About War

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor . 4 Comments

Election 2016: Students and President Roth Intervene

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 4 Comments

Jess Best Shines at Alpha Delt

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 1 Comment

Wes Needs CAPS Campaign Aims to Expand Mental Health Services

by Jenny Davis, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, & Features Editor. 1 Comment

Brian O’Rourke: The Thinker Behind the Diner

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 1 Comment

The DSM: The World’s Most Authoritative Text

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 1 Comment

Hamilton Documentary Highlights Wesleyan Alumni

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor . 2 Comments

Wes Meets World: Jess Best ’14

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Part Two: Masselli (H ’09) Starts Small, Goes Global

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Heems ’07 Shines in New Swet Shop Boys Album

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Houseless, Eclectic Searches for a New Identity

by Jake Lahut, Claire Shaffer, Saam N.J., Features Editor, Staff Writers. 4 Comments

“A Man Called Ove”: A Life Worth Living

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“Ove becomes so dependent on this love that he cannot live without it, until he realizes that he can, all with a little help from his neighbors.”

At Admissions Open House, Protesters Disrupt Tours, Take Over Roth Talk

by Jenny Davis, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, & Features Editor. 45 Comments

Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 Hosts SNL

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Tensions Heighten in the Wake of Scott Backer Scandal

by Jenny Davis, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Gili Lipman, Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief, News Editors, Features Editor. 13 Comments

SNL Is Better Than It Used To Be

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University Reels from Scott Backer Firing Over Sexual Misconduct

by Jenny Davis, Gili Lipman, Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, and Features Editor. 28 Comments

History Department Holds Panel on Donald Trump

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 1 Comment

Part One: Masselli Cultivates Middletown Roots in Community Health Center

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Solidarity Gathering Addresses Systemic Racism

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Trustees Convene in Official and Private Meetings

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. Comments Off on Trustees Convene in Official and Private Meetings

The Argus was told to direct all communication with The Board through the president’s office while trustees met with students and faculty over the weekend.

The New Generation of Critics

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. Comments Off on The New Generation of Critics

How Wesley Morris, Jia Tolentino, Emily Nussbaum, and our very own A.O. Scott are the vanguard of our society’s moral compass, or what’s left of it.

Mr. Robot is the Quintessential 21st Century Show

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The Danger of Tech Specialization

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Students’ Perceptions of 2016 Election Vary

by Nikhil Ghosh, Emma Davis, Jake Lahut, Contributing Writer and Features Editors. Comments Off on Students’ Perceptions of 2016 Election Vary

WesWings Recognized as Top College Breakfast Spot

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Mayor Dan Drew Gives Annual Constitution Day Lecture

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State of the School Preview: What to Expect from Roth

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Been living under a rock? Jake Lahut ’17 catches you up on some of the biggest issues on campus to look out for in Roth’s speech.

Chef Gets Cookin’ at Reopened Psi U

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9/11 at Wesleyan: From No Memory to Military Service

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Why the Trump Problem Won’t Go Away

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Dawson ’14 Commended for Activism by Hillary Clinton

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From FGSS major to arch-nemesis of Milo Yiannopoulos and the Alt-Right.

WSA Launches Project No Red Zone to Combat Sexual Assault

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DJ Khaled’s Profound Loneliness

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Wesleyan’s First Women

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Capital Projects Revitalize Campus

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“BoJack Horseman” and its Public Service

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 1 Comment

Why the profound sadness of an animated anthropomorphic horse is a public service.

The View from the So-Called Dying Newspaper

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. Comments Off on The View from the So-Called Dying Newspaper

No, not this newspaper.

President Roth Responds to UChicago Dean’s Letter

by Jake Lahut, Features Editor. 2 Comments

The Class of 2020: By the Numbers and More

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Henry Hall and Trot Fox Return to Campus

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Why I’d Rather Be A Journalist Than A Politician

by Jake Lahut, Opinion Editor. 1 Comment

The Potential of the Millennial Left

by Jake Lahut, Opinion Editor. 7 Comments

WSA Reevaluates Policies on Attendance and Impeachments

by Courtney Laermer, Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor. 10 Comments

In “Everything You’ve Come to Expect,” The Last Shadow Puppets Innovate with Baroque Pop

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The Eternal Self of Social Media

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What Made Wesleyan Great: How the University Flourished Post-WWII

by Jake Lahut, Opinion Editor . 2 Comments

The Wesleyan Condition: Endless Intellectual Curiosity

by Jake Lahut, Opinion Editor. 2 Comments

The Spending Seventies: The Cost of Exley, the CFA, and Cultural Turbulence

by Jake Lahut, Opinion Editor. 3 Comments

Starting in Season 2 of “Better Call Saul,” Jimmy McGill Starts to Break Bad

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The Racquets Ace Their First Show In Pine Palace

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Acting on Terror: How We Are Helping the Islamic State

by Jake Lahut, Opinion Editor . 8 Comments

Thatcher Debuts New Indie-Rock Fueled EP

by Jake Lahut, Assistant Opinion Editor. Comments Off on Thatcher Debuts New Indie-Rock Fueled EP

After a nine-month hiatus caused by semesters abroad, Thatcher are back on campus with a masterful EP.

From Chef to Grad Student: Merton Champagne Is Why

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Butterfield Pushed Fraternity Reform

by Jake Lahut, Assistant Opinion Editor. 1 Comment

The Generation of Inauthenticity

by Jake Lahut, Assistant Opinion Editor. 1 Comment

The Latest Results from the Wesleyan Media Project

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From Eclectic to Berkshires: Tatge and Her University Legacy

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Bernie’s Big Gamble: Will Sanders Be Prepared If He Wins In New Hampshire?

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The Ballad of Victor Butterfield

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“A New Place 2 Drown” Further Complicates the Career of Archy Marshall

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Why Institutional History Matters

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Students Engage with Trauma Institutionally, Artistically

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

The Title IX Office and WeSlam offer two divergent ways of dealing with trauma on campus.

Spotlight Is Filled with Oscar-Worthy Performances

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Spotlight Is Filled with Oscar-Worthy Performances

Exposing the ardor of investigative journalism, “Spotlight” offers a thorough critique of the Catholic Church.

Men’s Puck Falls to Salve, Ties Stonehill

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. 34 Comments

Heading into conference play, the Cards remain winless on the season.

Men’s Hockey Starts Season with Back-to-Back Draws

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer . 30 Comments

Two scoreless overtimes meant back to back draws for the Cards, who ran into in-form goaltenders from Conn and Tufts

A.O. Scott Defends the Art of Criticism

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. 32 Comments

A.O. Scott traces the relationship between art and criticism

The Hidden Sacrifices of Our Student-Athletes

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Student-athletes discuss the sacrifices inherent to their college experience.

Marchons, Marchons: Solidarité avec Paris

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. 4 Comments

Donald Trump Renders “SNL” Unwatchable

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Trump’s appearance on “SNL” reminded audiences of just how neutered the show has become.

Dredging up Racism

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. 21 Comments

Matt Daniels Transforms the Journalism World

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Daniels spoke to a group of students and professors about how data is changing modern journalism.

Despite Extra Work, Double Majors Don’t Think Twice

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writers. Comments Off on Despite Extra Work, Double Majors Don’t Think Twice

Is double-majoring really worth it? Jake Lahut ’17 takes a closer looks at the benefits, challenges, and tradeoffs of majoring in two (or three) academic fields.

At Debate, Student Conservatives Have a Grand Old Time

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On Wednesday night, students gathered to take in the third Republican presidential debate.

“Bridge of Spies” Features Spielberg, Hanks at Their Best

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America’s Mental Block with Mental Health Reform

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Students Discuss Favorites After First Democratic Debate

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

In the wake of Tuesday’s debate, students dish on personal political favorites for the 2016 presidential election.

Professor’s Bookshelf: John Finn

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Government professor John Finn opens up about the Constitution, French cooking, and law school.

Eclectic’s Gladiator Show Comes to an Early End

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The Argus talks to Gladiator about their electronic music awakening.

Fishing for a Mate: Hookup Culture at Wesleyan

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Fishing for a Mate: Hookup Culture at Wesleyan

Hookup culture deserves a closer look, especially on a small campus where it dominates social interaction.

Trevor Noah Makes “The Daily Show” His Own

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Trevor Noah anchors “The Daily Show” overhaul in his first episode.

Bringing the Syrian Refugee Crisis Home

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. 3 Comments

What You Should Know Before the State of the School

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

Been living under a rock? Jake Lahut ’17 catches you up on what went down last year and lets you know what to expect in Roth’s remarks.

Idiot Box: Mr. Robot

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Idiot Box: Mr. Robot

The TV show alludes to hacker group Anonymous, following a computer geek who uses his talents for the greater good.

A Tale of Two Xenophobiae: Post-Charlie Hebdo

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. 3 Comments

What To Do With A Liberal Education

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Of Football and Funding: Little Three Membership Is Still Relevant Today

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Trigger Warnings, Subject of Debate in Academia, Pervade Campus Literature and Performances

by Jake Lahut, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Trigger Warnings, Subject of Debate in Academia, Pervade Campus Literature and Performances

Trigger warnings on campus receive mixed reviews from students and professors.

2016: Whose America?

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The New Era of Cable News

by Jake Lahut, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on The New Era of Cable News

Wesleyan’s Avant-Garde Soul

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Gender in A Play Within A Play

by Jake Lahut, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

President Roth And The Tripartite Soul

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Ted Cruz’s Slimdown

by Jake Lahut, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

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