Opinions

Students who are looking to build start-ups: be wary

By HELOISE MERCIER – 8 years ago

Mark Zuckerberg: 21; Nick d’Aloisio: 17; Kevin Systrom: 28; Caterina Fake: 33; Jack Dorsey: 30. These are the ages at which the founders of Facebook, Summly, Instagram, Flickr and Twitter…

Learning is about more than textbooks

By HARRISON REMLER – 8 years ago

Last week my political science professor assigned a challenging task for the class to consider over the weekend: He asked we evaluate the idea of “teaching.” He wanted us to…

Sleep hard to come by in the typical college life

By ANGELLA DELLA CROCE – 8 years ago

Sleep. If I were to conduct a survey, asking Vassar students—or any college student for that matter—what they don’t get enough of, it would probably be sleep. In fact, when…

College must provide smoking cessation resources

By THE EDITORS – 8 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 – 8 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 – 8 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 – 8 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 – 8 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 – 8 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…