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Dear Mr. Gates: A plea for the presidency

Dear Mr. Gates: A plea for the presidency

Posted On: March 16, 2015

When Sen. Harry Reid asked if you wanted to be vice president under President Barack Obama, you almost [...]

Going after Greek life makes enemies out of allies

Going after Greek life makes enemies out of allies

Posted On: March 16, 2015

If universities really want to tackle the issue of sexual assault on campus, they need to work with [...]

Cutting funding — at what cost?

Cutting funding — at what cost?

Posted On: March 02, 2015

The cuts championed by Walker and Jindal are predicated on either apathy or ignorance, and are indicative of [...]

Jumping the gun: Concealed carry won’t stop sexual assault

Jumping the gun: Concealed carry won’t stop sexual assault

Posted On: February 23, 2015

Allowing firearms on campus will only lead to more problems. There could be drunken accidents. Angry confrontations that [...]

These rocks rock: in defense of Sadler’s stepping stones

These rocks rock: in defense of Sadler’s stepping stones

Posted On: February 19, 2015

However, encumbrance or no, those dreadful rocks need an ally, a friend, someone to stand up and say, [...]

Defining our discourse

Defining our discourse

Posted On: February 19, 2015

Each side seems to agree that there is no more at stake in this argument than words and [...]

Qualified to cut costs?

Qualified to cut costs?

Posted On: February 16, 2015

Currently, taxpayer money goes to the Virginia General Assembly, which allocates money to state colleges. Colleges receive tuition [...]

I want accent walls — and a voice

I want accent walls — and a voice

Posted On: February 12, 2015

While I cannot speak for all students at the College, a poll or survey of some kind can. [...]

50 shades of coercion: the danger of romanticizing abuse

50 shades of coercion: the danger of romanticizing abuse

Posted On: February 12, 2015

On college campuses, where sexual assault is already an underlying problem, attitudes such as these make it even [...]

The good, the bad and the honest: the College’s full history

The good, the bad and the honest: the College’s full history

Posted On: February 09, 2015

We must move beyond Murray’s one-dimensional mythologizing and seek a nuanced history. We must remember the whole of [...]