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Confronting the hidden symptoms of sexual aggression

Confronting the hidden symptoms of sexual aggression

Posted On: September 01, 2015

News media demands immediate certainty on an issue from which commentary can be extracted. We need to avoid [...]

A fight for a safe, yet fair drinking age

A fight for a safe, yet fair drinking age

Posted On: August 31, 2015

As to why this matters, breaking the drinking law fosters a disregard for the law, because ignoring the [...]

The importance of not forcing freshman hall friendships

The importance of not forcing freshman hall friendships

Posted On: August 21, 2015

If you are at all like I was during your first week of college, you probably feel anxious [...]

To professors and students: accept our limits

To professors and students: accept our limits

Posted On: April 30, 2015

As we begin to define ourselves, our values and work ethics, we need our professors, mentors and advisers [...]

Mental health: progress over platitudes

Mental health: progress over platitudes

Posted On: April 20, 2015

Grounds crews whitewashed fences outside the Wren Building before Day for Admitted Students earlier this month, weaving in [...]

Gimme shelter: hiding from controversy in film and opinions

Gimme shelter: hiding from controversy in film and opinions

Posted On: April 14, 2015

The world is chock-full of opinions — some perfectly reasonable, some outrageous and almost all at some point [...]

A statue for Monroe: honoring heroes of a selective past

A statue for Monroe: honoring heroes of a selective past

Posted On: April 09, 2015

By constructing this memorial, we would continue in our habit of clinging to our narrow conception of history. [...]

The cycle of college debt and success

The cycle of college debt and success

Posted On: April 09, 2015

In 2013, the College adopted “the William and Mary promise,” which guarantees to new students that their tuition [...]

“A Rape on Campus”: Where readers failed

“A Rape on Campus”: Where readers failed

Posted On: April 06, 2015

In this age of expanding Internet media, it is easier than ever to tailor our news consumption to [...]

The stress of room selection: A lack of direction creates concerns

The stress of room selection: A lack of direction creates concerns

Posted On: March 30, 2015

A simple video on the Residence Life page going through selecting a room on the myHousing system, along [...]