STERN: Farewell, grade deflation
Especially considering how close Yale came to almost enacting a similar — or even more draconian — grading policy two years ago, we should pay close attention to our neighbors to the south.
HALL-PALERM: Republicans are people, too
Somehow what is at stake in elections got completely and utterly lost in the fray. No one wants to talk to the voters about where they actually stand on issues, because that’s too contentious and complicated a topic to boil down into a bumper-sticker size.
TRAMONTE: Pursuing the present
Neither your future nor your success is guaranteed, so depriving yourself of simple pleasures, especially in college, is certainly no way to live.
QASIM: Let’s show up
When we show up for one another, we cultivate a University-wide sense of spirit.
DANIELS: A taste of hunger
If I was unable to do reading after half a day of fasting, how are children that go hungry for days on end expected to concentrate in school?
SYDNEY: What’s a professor for?
In the past two years and half a semester of college, I’ve decided that a professor is something in between a best friend and a lecturer at the front of a hall who delivers pearls of wisdom to our ears.
KIM: Give hip-hop its due
If we’re going to invite more uncontroversial artists such as Hoodie Allen, then we need to reevaluate what we call the artists we choose to invite. It would be a form of cultural insensitivity to keep on calling them, even in casual conversation, our “hip-hop” acts.