HERBERT: A new YCC for everyone
I am calling for a YCC that is not only accessible but also engaging, a YCC that leads on important issues and effects meaningful changes, a YCC that is a magnet not just for student government enthusiasts but also for student leaders.
BACKER: Save Battle of the Bands
Canceling Battle of the Bands has made the process of choosing the Spring Fling openers into a popularity contest. Save the Battle of the Bands!
ADAMS: Democracy can’t be retweeted
The United States Agency for International Development’s attempt to promote subversion in Cuba by pushing a Twitter-like social media platform into the country does nothing to advance democratic values.
NICOLAS: Don’t roast the pig
On April 11, 2014 a pig will be roasted in Ezra Stiles College as part of the Medieval (K)night Celebration: Its flesh will be eaten, students will revel over its corpse, and the carcass will feature prominently in the Stiles courtyard.
WU: Save Yale sciences
There are incredible courses at Yale that should continue to be offered, regardless of budget deficits.
METTER: A just housing policy
To all those in the administration who put considerable emphasis on Yale’s performance in relation to our peer institutions, I would like to point out that we are behind every other Ivy League university with regard to gender-neutral housing.
CLARK: Developing engineering clubs
A few big student-engineering groups like Engineers without Borders, Bulldogs Racing and Aerospace can draw about 20 committed members each, but considering that Yale graduates approximately 60 engineers each year, there is significant room for improvement.
BARLOWE: Fossil Free Yale’s mistake
Although FFY has made a great deal of progress with the administration by gaining influential allies, this seems to be the extent of the tactics FFY is willing to take.