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Male contraception makes promising steps

By ANGELLA DELLA CROCE – 7 years ago

The Pill, vaginal rings, diaphragms, IUDs, birth control shots, female condoms, the Patch, implants, Plan B, and female sterilization. Aside from being various forms of birth control, these products have…

Social media helps VC beat WBC, keep up momentum

By JOSH SHERMAN – 7 years ago

One week from today, the Westboro Baptist Church has planned to descend upon Vassar in an action of hatred against our amazing campus. But it doesn’t matter. We’ve already won.…

Menstrual cups an affordable and empowering alternative

By RACHEL BORNÉ – 7 years ago

Despite the fact that women have experienced menstrual periods since the beginning of time, products associated with menstruation have received pitiful updates over the years. Many women feel their only…

Divestment economics good for VC

By GABE DUNSMITH – 7 years ago

T he economics of fossil fuel divestment show good signs for Vassar. A recent report from the Aperio Group, an investment management firm, claims that the risk to colleges’ endowments…

Scouts must stand behind gay members

By ZACK STRUVER – 7 years ago

I was, am, and always will be, a Boy Scout. I make this statement not because I have any particular loyalty to any of the various organizations that operate under…

National high-speed rail poses problems

By JOSH SHERMAN – 7 years ago

There’s been an image of a map rolling around Facebook and Tumblr recently, advertising an interesting take on the still-nascent high-speed rail initiative in the United States. It depicts the…

Graffiti on campus shuts down discourse

By JEAN-LUC BOUCHARD – 7 years ago

About two weeks ago, the words “War isn’t real, Apathy is freedom, Silence is strength” began to appear on buildings across campus, written in red paint. On February 4, the…

D.C. Democrats propose legal marijuana

By ANGELLA DELLA CROCE – 7 years ago

Sure, supporters of recreational marijuana use probably cried victory when the states of Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of cannabis in 2012, a historic move. But as of…