opinion

Hudson ’14: Being independent

Success literature has largely remained unchanged for hundreds of years. From the New Testament to Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich,” pundits have called thrift, discipline and hard work the foundations of a good life. These values remain necessary for those seeking success today. But they do not guarantee success. Today’s world demands that a person not simply embrace thrift, discipline and hard work, but also become independent.

OP-ED | Preparing for peace

Tufts University

Nov 19th, 2013

Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president and founder of J Street, the pro-Israel, pro-peace national organization, spoke last week to a group of students about America’s role in the recent peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. J Street aims to change the…

Editorial | Continued support for Tufts football

Tufts University

Nov 19th, 2013

It’s not hard to find someone at Tufts who has never been to a football game. Given that this year marks the third consecutive winless season for the team, this shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise. The student body as a whole — especially freshmen…

Upadhyay ’15: An academic approach to free speech

As a student who transferred to Brown in the middle of my sophomore year, I’ve had the unique opportunity to compare my time here with that at another university. While I cannot really speak to the first-year experience in one of the 90 or so first-year seminars offered at Brown, my impression of these smaller, discussion-based courses is overwhelmingly positive. From my impression thus far of Brown’s commitment to its undergraduate curriculum, I believe seminars at Brown would be just as useful, if not more, than those at my previous school. For this reason, I propose that Brown expand its seminar offerings to students of all semester levels — not just to first-years and now, with the strategic plan’s proposal for sophomore seminars, second-years — to encourage discussion and debate, both of which are especially relevant given the recent on-campus controversies surrounding free speech.

Ingber ’15: UCS should stay focused on Brown

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission is undoubtedly one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions in recent memory. In a 5-4 decision, the court struck down limits on independent expenditures for corporations and labor unions as unconstitutional. The opinions penned by the court were vociferous — a normally affable then-Associate Justice of the Supreme Court John Paul Stevens even read part of his ninety-page dissent from the bench. He argued stridently that the majority had changed the facts of the case in order to change the law.

Student LEAF making sustainable strides at University of Northern Colorado

Hundreds of thousands of student dollars are set aside each semester for one purpose: the implementation of sustainable projects on the UNC campus.
How to best use that money is left entirely …

Students embrace spirit of Thanksgiving at University of Northern Colorado

The North American Student Services annual Thanksgiving is Everyday celebration was at Kohl House Wednesday.
The small building was full with people talking, packed into chairs. Three men beat a cowhide drum in unison and chanted.
“Darling don’t yo…

Minimum wage and the fast food fight

University of Notre Dame

Nov 18th, 2013

All across American, fast food workers have mounted a campaign to demand a so-called living wage. Workers fed up with low wages in the fast food industry from Durham, NC. to San Diego, CA. and New York City, NY. all share one common goal: To have their…

Tenured professors should dedicate more time to classes

Most students come to college expecting their courses to be challenging, but rewarding. Unfortunately, these expectations sometimes fall short when professors don’t have enough time to dedicate to their classes.

The commercialization of the holiday season

University of Notre Dame

Nov 18th, 2013

It has already started. Many people are starting to play Christmas music again, and some never even turned it off from last year. As Thanksgiving approaches, Christmas lights, ornaments, trees and decorations are popping up in dorms on campus and in to…

Sustainability and conservatism go hand in hand

I used to think I was an anomaly. I identify as a conservative in many of my views, yet I am also very passionate about the idea and implementation of sustainability.

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