COLUMN


2/9/2020 7:13pm

Mary Drue

Column: An ode to Lisa Drew

"Abstinence-only education doesn’t work. In fact, all of the evidence shows that abstinence-only education is ineffective at best, but also that it potentially contributes to higher teen pregnancy and birth rates."


2/2/2020 8:06pm

abhishek shankar

Column: Navigating grief for Kobe Bryant

I believe Kobe spent the rest of his life in this pursuit — likely not in most conducive ways to his victim, but still in the best ways he knew: as a son of the city, husband and father. I believe in the man Kobe tirelessly strove to be. And I grieve deeply for him, and the countless lives he touched.


1/26/2020 7:17pm

Mary Drue

Column: The best places to have sex on campus

But here’s the thing about study lounges — If I’m an RA in Hojo and I see two feet peeking out from under a table and a young first-year's head thrown back in glorious ecstasy, do I know what’s going on? Absolutely. But am I going to step in and say something? Looking less likely.


1/23/2020 8:15pm

savannah-headshot

Column: Cut out, or explain, the jargon

This is a call for simplicity and clarity in academic writing, as well as a call for us all to demonstrate the principle of charity in conversation — seeking to understand the speaker’s point as opposed to pulling apart the words they use to express that point. 


1/21/2020 6:53pm

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The odd traditions of the Nacirema: Was MLK a communist?

"My hypothesis on why Naciremans often omit Dr. King’s dissenting opinion on capitalism is due to a fear of its implications. Indeed, there has been significant progress within, and cooperation among, Nacireman tribes since the '60s. However, there is still much more that needs to be done."


1/15/2020 3:42pm

Elisa

Column: Lay off of Meghan

"The press coverage of Markle exhibits the stale conditioning of the public to regard this woman and person of color in a negative light, no matter her contributions to society."