Opinions

American non-engagement proves beneficial in Trump era

By Sylvan Perlmutter – 5 months 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 – 5 months 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…

VC must contemplate consequences of meat consumption

By Bryan Fotino – 5 months 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 – 5 months 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 – 5 months 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…