Opinions

Vassar, West Point share common adversary in WBC

By BETHAN JOHNSON – 7 years ago

While February 28 will stand as a significant day in the lives of many Vassar students because of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) protest and Vassar’s responsive programming, the same…

VC activism should spark national youth movement

By MIRA SINGER – 7 years ago

By now anyone familiar with Vassar College knows about the protest scheduled by the Westboro Baptist Church. We are targeted because of our inclusive community and acceptance of LGTBQIA students.…

S. Korea president begins with bold agenda

By SARA LOBO – 7 years ago

South Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-hye, was sworn into office this past Monday. Conservative in philosophy and focused on defense, she inherits a slowing economy and tense relations with…

NYT writer mars paper, misinforms readers

By LANE KISONAK – 7 years ago

As the editor of an opinions section for a newspaper, I find it endlessly interesting to study opinions sections in other newspapers. Take The New York Times, for example. Its…

Space rocks, sequestration offer chance for reflection

By LANE KISONAK – 7 years ago

In about one week, a massive object is set to strike Washington, D.C., the effects of its impact rippling across the country. This object, whose official designation is Pub.L. 112-25…

Elitism besets U.S. Supreme Court bench

By JUAN THOMPSON – 7 years ago

When Sonia Sotomayor testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearings in 2009 she had this to say about the idea of allowing cameras into the Supreme Court:…

On Feb. 28, WBC likely to conduct lethargic protest

By APRIL LEVINS – 7 years ago

According to their website, the Westboro Baptist Church has picketed the “mean streets of doomed america [sic]” for 1,130 weeks and have cumulatively lost exactly 0 nanoseconds of sleep over…

Fossil fuel divestment leads to lose-lose scenario for VC

By AASHIM USGAONKAR & ALEXANDER KOREN – 7 years ago

At its most recent meeting, VSA Council voted to table a resolution endorsing the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, Vassar’s iteration of a movement to divest institutional endowments from fossil fuel…