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.

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.

An important clarification

University of Notre Dame

Nov 18th, 2013

First, thank you to Ms. Castaneda for covering the lecture hosted by St. Mary’s on Nov. 12, Transgender 101. Her article (“Lecture presents transgender issues,” Nov. 13) highlights many of the d…

Thankful Thursday, not Black Friday

University of Notre Dame

Nov 18th, 2013

Every year, as Thanksgiving rolls around, I get a little sappy — in the tree as well as the emotional sense. I can’t help but marvel at all there is around me to be thankful for and appreciate. I live on a beautiful and wondrous planet. I have a warm a…

Op-ed | Tufts can make 24-hour MBTA service a reality

Tufts University

Nov 18th, 2013

The TCU Senate’s proposal to create a shuttle bus to downtown Boston is a shortsighted answer to a long-term problem. Yes, students are currently constrained by the fact that the

"Girls" stands out

University of Notre Dame

Nov 18th, 2013

This summer, I embarked on the ultimate right of passage for generation Y: I started watching “Girls.” I was hooked from the first episode, which chronicles life of the main character, Hannah, as…

Editorial | Need for late-night dining choices

Tufts University

Nov 18th, 2013

The Tufts Community Union Senate last night approved a resolution for the addition of a late-night dining option to Tufts Dining Services’ facilities. Given the current lack of late-night dining options on campus, the res…

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