Opinions

Letter to the Editor

By Michelle Walsh – 2 weeks ago

As a former Division III student-athlete and as someone who has spent the last decade and a half working with student-athletes in higher education, our athletes’ well-being and overall experience…

Conflicts of identity, bias divide Vassar

By Nicholas Lee – 3 weeks ago

TW: This article discusses homophobia, assault, self-injury and suicide. When I came to Vassar, I was unaware of the difficulties that I would face navigating my identity as a white…

Former athlete calls for better oversight of VC Athletics

By Jessica Schwed – 3 weeks ago

As a former student-athlete at Vassar College, I recognize that coaches have the ability to significantly affect the lives of their players in so many different ways—both positively and negatively.…

Please, Tell Us More!

By Prof. Rui Meireles – 3 weeks ago

Forty thousand people died on U.S. roads last year. On top of that, traffic congestion cost the country a total of around $1 billion in delays and wasted fuel. You’d…

Stigma surrounding vocational education unwarranted

By Catherine Bither – 3 weeks ago

In American society, college is widely seen as the only way to attain a happy life. All across the country, high school students are taught that college is necessary for…

American non-engagement proves beneficial in Trump era

By Sylvan Perlmutter – 4 weeks ago

In the 1990s, then–Secretary of State Madeleine Albright popularized the phrase “the indispensable nation” in reference to the United States of America’s role in the post-Cold War global order (Wilson…

Please Tell Us More: Prof. Roberta Antognini

By Prof. Roberta Antognini – 4 weeks ago

In learning languages, translation is the fifth skill: read, write, speak, understand orally and translate—the ability to integrate all communication skills. Translating means studying both the source language and one’s…