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Lamenting the loss of Marketplace’s Qdoba

Lamenting the loss of Marketplace’s Qdoba

Posted On: February 09, 2016

It’s a dark time here at the College of William & Mary, and we should recognize what we’ve [...]

Missing memorials

Missing memorials

Posted On: February 02, 2016

Following the Thomas Jefferson sticky notes demonstration, it has recently become popular to say that our school’s reverence [...]

A more dynamic common application

A more dynamic common application

Posted On: January 25, 2016

By bringing the focus of college admissions away from test scores and checklists of honor societies and clubs, [...]

A flawed ideology: free college that isn’t free

A flawed ideology: free college that isn’t free

Posted On: January 25, 2016

While well-intentioned, the flaw in Sanders’ plan is that unobtainable higher education does not fall on the backs [...]

A measured approach to open dialogue

A measured approach to open dialogue

Posted On: September 29, 2015

Social justice is accomplished not by reflexive dismissal of opposing viewpoints, but through open engagement and honest (but [...]

Paying the sky high price of education

Paying the sky high price of education

Posted On: September 29, 2015

Education is not about learning and becoming a more intelligent individual anymore; it’s about forking over unnecessary amounts [...]

There’s no “right” way to create the best years of your life

There’s no “right” way to create the best years of your life

Posted On: September 15, 2015

Live your life, and don’t worry about if you’re doing it the “right” way. Follow your own instincts, [...]

The unspoken words of Thomas Jefferson

The unspoken words of Thomas Jefferson

Posted On: September 08, 2015

Let’s do right by Colonial Williamsburg, the College and Jefferson himself and replace the quote with something Jefferson [...]

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 [...]