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Please, Tell Us More!

By Prof. Zachary Cofran – 1 month ago

“That shouldn’t be there.” I was sitting in front of my computer, staring at a 3D model of a fossil called Krapina 17, the right side of the skull of…

PETA fails as legitimate animal rights organization

By Jesser Horowitz – 1 month ago

In 2015, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a lawsuit against photographer David Slater. Four years earlier, Slater traveled to Indonesia, where he spent a few days…

Amazon Prime exploits hidden environmental costs

By Isabella Boyne – 1 month ago

In the face of frequent exhaustion and financial debt, college students understandably tend to choose the simplest and cheapest option when it comes to package delivery. No one wants to…

Vassar’s concern for Jewish students deserves praise

By Joshua Brownridge – 1 month ago

Standing side by side, Vassar College students and faculty collectively held a candlelight vigil to honor the 11 individuals killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, PA.…

Electric vehicles alone will not solve climate change

By Steven Park – 2 months ago

For a species heading toward eventual planetary self-destruction at the hands of climate change, we sure love to drag our feet when it comes to stopping this cataclysmic collision course…

Please, Tell Us More!

By Prof. Hiromi Dollase – 2 months ago

In the summer of 2017, about 20 Japanese women in their 40s, 50s and 60s visited Vassar. The purpose of their visit was to tour the campus from which their…

Jews must organize after Pittsburgh attack

By Sylvan Perlmutter – 2 months ago

[TW: This piece contains discussion of violence and death.] I was in Pittsburgh this past Saturday on Oct. 27 attending a conference, when, only two miles away, a neo-Nazi named…

Tiring war against anti-Semitism rages on

By Jesser Horowitz – 2 months ago

[TW: This piece contains discussion of violence and death.] On Oct. 27, 2018, a white supremacist walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue and fired upon the congregants. Eleven were…