AROUTIOUNIAN: How (not) to say hello
All I ask is that students spend some time living with people whose lives are ordered differently, instead of studying or rationalizing others’ beliefs from afar.
STERN: Drop out of U.S. News
Tomorrow, U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the “Best Colleges” in the United States will go live. Cue the annual freak out.
KIM: Reaffirm the ice bucket challenge
Critics of the ice bucket challenge may forget that ultimately, in evaluating the effectiveness of a charity effort, the beneficiary is far more important than the donor.
MORRIS: Evaluating our bias
We tend to react negatively when a person acts contrary to their gender type. And it’s men who we expect to be leaders.
STERN: Divesting our trust
Alexandra Barlowe ’17, the Outreach Coordinator for Fossil Free Yale, had been planning on sleeping in. After all, it was Wednesday, Aug. 27, the first day of classes, and she wasn’t shopping anything until 1:30 p.m. But for some reason she got up early.
BLACKMON: Charity isn’t about you
The social craze around dumping ice water on one’s head has perverted the otherwise pure intention of charity into something unrecognizable: self-aggrandizement via others’ misfortune.
ROSEN: Rethink charter schools
As the Booker T. Washington Academy scandal develops, it is evident that we need to re-evaluate the expansion of charter schools across the state.
DANIELS: Our independence
We can have independence at 18 while still relying on our families. We can travel on our own and still call home for advice and to share stories.