Day: March 26, 2014

Supreme Court case spurs protest

By MARIE SOLIS & MEAGHAN HUGHES – 7 years ago

On March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court heard two landmark cases, Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Sebelius vs. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp, regarding religious freedom and women’s health.…

IS trip sparks tension, debate on VC campus

By ELOY BLEIFUSS PRADOS – 7 years ago

The International Studies (IS) travel class recently returned from their spring break trip to Israel; however, campus debate and activism surrounding Israel-Palestinian issues seems unlikely to die out anytime soon.…

New review pinpoints MTA safety priorities

By ANNA IOVINE – 7 years ago

Prompted by the Dec. 1 Metro-North train derailment on the Hudson Line, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has undergone a comprehensive review of operations by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).…

High expectations for baseball season ahead

By JONATHAN SAFIR – 7 years ago

Coming off a season in which the team qualified for the Liberty League tournament for the first time in school history, expectations are at an all-time high for the 2014…

Night Owls tour East Coast cities

By JAKE SOLOMON – 7 years ago

As legend has it, the Vassar Night Owls—a campus all-female jazz a capella group—was founded in the wake of the 1942 polio epidemic, when the entire campus was quarantined. A…

Orgs deserve more autonomy with funds

By THE EDITORS – 7 years ago

Every year, each student contributes $320, amounting to more than $750,000 to fund the Vassar Students Association (VSA) and all of its projects and activities, as well as support over…

Neuroscience student puts biology notes to good use

By ELOY BLEIFUSS PRADOS – 7 years ago

It was through helping others learn that Alexandra Hamilton ’15 learned something new about herself. Hamilton has composed a series of online study guides for high school students studying biology,…

Plant sculptures foreground Southwestern water shortage

By ERIK HALBERG – 7 years ago

Late in every spring semester, many seniors find themselves slaving away in their carrels in the library basement, pouring through stacks of books and sorting through accumulated piles of notes.…

College serves as wedding venue

By SHANNON LIAO – 7 years ago

White flowing fabric. Exchanged rings. And the Vassar chapel. These are the beginnings of the checklist for a Vassar wedding. Each year, for a fee of $150, couples across the…

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