opinion

Campus racism exposes cultural inequality

By EMMA JONES – 6 years ago

The events of the past weeks at Yale and Miz­zou have brought specific instances of rac­ism to the nation’s attention. Such outbreaks are rooted, however, in a long-standing institution of…

Reaffirming community support crucial in wake of video

By THE EDITORS – 6 years ago

In September, a reporter from the online journal service Project Veritas posed as a student and surreptitiously took a video of interim Title IX coordinator and Assistant Di­rector of of…

Social media use requires thoughtful consumption

By EMILY SAYER – 6 years ago

Utter the words “social media” and imme­diately you’ll be bombarded with a flurry criticisms and complaints about the nature of today’s obsession with screens and devices. The platform has become…

VC should rethink interactions with greater community

By THE EDITORS – 6 years ago

The tangible divide between Vassar and the surrounding Town of Poughkeep­sie is clear in the minds of most students. Living on campus means living inside the mythical “Vassar bubble,” in…

New lessons in Arden revamp

By DANIEL ROSEN – 6 years ago

Reasonable criticism arose when Deaf West announced that they would be taking their production of “Spring Awakening” to Broadway, slated for a mere six years after the original pro­duction. Critics…

Trigger warnings beneficial to students

By EMMA JONES – 6 years ago

Lately the growing presence of trigger warn­ings on college campuses has come under fire in the news. Many fear that these precau­tionary notices impede intellectual growth and restrict academic freedom,…

Islamaphobia permeates GOP rhetoric

By NICHOLAS BARONE – 6 years ago

Since Sept. 11, inflammatory rhetoric regard­ing the status of Muslim-Americans in the United States has been an unfortunate aspect of many politicians’ stances and leanings. Last Sunday night, GOP presidential…