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Health services lack access, especially when classes end

By THE EDITORS – 6 years ago

UPDATE Regarding this Staff Editorial, Director of Psychological Services Wendy Freedman submitted this clarification about Counseling Services’ finals schedule policy. “The Vassar College Counseling Service wants to ensure that students…

VSA initiative a step toward supporting student activism

By THE EDITORS – 6 years ago

This past Sunday, the VSA proposed a re­form initiative that is expected to both expedite the funding process for student pro­tests and promote campuswide activism. The emergency funding plan that…

Only white concerns motivate reform in penal system

By EMILY SAYER – 6 years ago

Over the course of this first week of Novem­ber, 6,000 federal prisoners will premature­ly return home as a result of the United States Sentencing Commission’s mass reductions in drug charges.…

Online regulation keeps too many secrets from public

By JOSHUA SHERMAN – 6 years ago

Through the summer and into the fall, you’ve probably heard a few murmurs about something called the Trans Pacific Part­nership (TPP). As the name implies, it’s a trade agreement among…

Avoiding offense prevents honest exchange

By JESSE HOROWITZ – 6 years ago

Growing up in Westchester, I always be­lieved that ‘political correctness’ was an invention of bitter conservatives fed up with being called racist for brazenly spouting de­rogatory slurs. Certain public officials,…

Meal plan changes harmful to campus life

By THE EDITORS – 7 years ago

Recently, Vassar College announced that there was a change in the meal plans for students. In previous year, Vassar students,were given 25 extra guest swipes to use for themselves or…

Low-income center a vital resource for students

By THE EDITORS – 9 years ago

Recently, a coalition of students called the Students’ Class Issues Alliance (SCIA) publicly proposed that Vassar consider instituting a center for low-income students. Similar in scope and construction to the…