Opinion

ANDINO: Treat Sex Week with prudence

November 15, 2011 • 30
Aristotle describes prudence as the virtue of practical reason. It is something akin to not only correctly identifying the right thing to do in a particular situation, but also then actually doing what we know to be best. To be prudent has unfortunately taken on a new meaning. We use it to describe being cautious. »
Opinion

ANDINO: Clarifying the Sex Week debate

September 21, 2011 • 12
As a co-founder of the Undergraduates for a Better Yale College (UBYC), I am delighted at the overwhelmingly positive response we have received so far. Students, alumni, faculty and parents have signed our petition, sent us emails and called us to encourage our efforts and ask how they could help. Freshmen and sophomores have shown »
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ABOUTORABI, ANDINO AND MARIN: Change the climate, end Sex Week

September 20, 2011 • 33
Last spring, the editors of the News wrote that “the project of reforming Yale’s sexual culture is a formidable one.” This challenge followed upon an academic year punctuated by a number of events that drew attention to Yale’s sexual culture and the problems that mar it: rape, harassment, objectification of women and the ways in »
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Andino: Marching for life

February 4, 2011 • 40
Last Monday I attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C. with about a dozen other members of Choose Life at Yale. When we arrived at the Capitol we saw thousands of enthusiastic protesters. Among the groups were the ByzanTeens, whose banner bore a traditional Byzantine icon of Mary and St. Elizabeth with Jesus and »
Opinion

Andino: Preaching the immoral

October 28, 2010 • 28
Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry overstepped some bounds in his campuswide e-mail Wednesday afternoon. The message urges students to “keep safe” and avoid situations that could lead to bad decisions, especially on Halloween weekend, which is always an active time on campus. That is fair enough. But that is not what we think about »