Opinions

VC must contemplate consequences of meat consumption

By Bryan Fotino – 4 days ago

As Vassar students, we strive to create positive change in our greedy, racist and ultimately destructive society. But can we meet this goal when we fill our bodies with exploited…

The robot revolution is athletic

By Professor John Long Jr – 4 days ago

Those of us who build robots used to be jocular when friends and family, looking for the insider’s perspective, asked whether robots were going to take over. “No worries!” I’d…

Suffocating campus culture stifles students, hinders rest

By Catherine Bither – 4 days ago

College can be suffocating, especially when living on-campus, as the majority of Vassar students do. Sometimes, it can be difficult to separate spaces of work from spaces of relaxation. Seeing…

Please, Tell Us More!

By Professor Wendy Graham – 2 weeks ago

Wendy Graham, author of “Critics, Coteries, and Pre-Raphaelite Celebrity” (Columbia, 2017), explains her fascination with the Fleshly School controversy (1871-2), a highbrow debate leavened with tabloid quality scandal. Demonstrating the…

Closing of small theaters endangers local communities

By Catherine Bither – 2 weeks ago

Remember the old days, when you couldn’t order artisan doughnuts and groceries to be delivered to your doorstep? When two-day shipping didn’t exist? Remember when, in order to see a…

Human interaction crucial to bridging partisan gaps

By Catherine Bither – 3 weeks ago

Human interaction can be difficult. I’m sure we have all experienced the social awkwardness that inevitably arises from attending a small college. We see people we have had a few…