Opinions

College must provide smoking cessation resources

By THE EDITORS – 7 years ago

Last week, the Committee on College Life (CCL) voted to implement a campus-wide smoking ban by July 2015. The vote followed a recent student survey administered by CCL, which concluded…

S. Georgia prom reaffirms demand for social progress

By ANGELLA DELLA CROCE – 7 years ago

Racial segregation in the 21st-century United States seems paradoxical. Wasn’t that a mid-20th-century thing? Not in rural South Georgia. When the schools in this area were forced to desegregate in…

Earth Week 2013 begins with your diet

By ALESSANDRA SEITER – 7 years ago

Hosted every April by environmentally-minded student organizations like The Vassar Greens, Vassar Animal Rights Coalition (VARC), and Slow Food, Earth Week devotes seven days to educating students about environmental issues…

Plea for pink from 1974 alumnus

By ROBERT ROTHMAN – 7 years ago

When it comes to Vassar, color me Pink and Gray.·For four years, pink permeated my being and informed my soul. A pas de deux of pink on gray matter. Yet,…

START research unbiased for CCL vote

By DEVIN GRIFFIN – 7 years ago

I began to hear the phrase “smoking ban” thrown around as early as last September when I joined the VSA Student Life Committee. Like most things administrative, the idea of…

Obama Administration needs clearer drone policy

By STACEY NIEVES – 7 years ago

The CIA operators peered at the distant man on the screen, a video feed from a drone hovering above North Waziristan, Pakistan. Many of the mourners greeted the man, and…

Speakers must reflect broad spectrum

By JULIAN HASSAN – 7 years ago

This semester, I audited Professor Stillman’s class, “Market Freedom (or Neoliberalism) and Its Critics.” One of my disagreements with reader comments on the National Review website’s recent article “What’s the…

In our cloud-powered age, DVDs, CDs meet demise

By PHIL CHEN – 7 years ago

This grand story about computing and business strategy started off as a personal shopping travesty. I had recently decided to replace my MacBook and its myriad distractions with the new…