A college campus, when infused with novel ideas that test the preconceptions of its pupils, can become a never-ending source for inspiration and progressive development. To fortify the influx of fresh ideas, a university must expose students to varying points of view.
Private vs. public
hoosing a college can be stressful. Each student must decide if he or she wants to attend a party school or a more scholarly institution. Perhaps he wants a school with a liberal inclination, or maybe she desires an institution with a strong religious foundation. Another decision? Private or public.
The right to education
Few things inspire more contentious debate than the topic of government responsibility for education. Some people hold that higher education is a privilege, while others believe it’s the responsibility of any government to provide the means of gaining knowledge to its citizens.
Parenting in college
Becoming a father changes you in numerous ways and can even prompt you to recreate your identity in fashions unseen by the previous incarnation of your formerly childless self. For instance, one way I never imagined I would spend my time was reading advice in parenting articles and magazines.
Does American democracy stifle equality?
There is a serious disconnect between the opinions of the American public and the political agendas of our nation’s representatives. Dozens of polls conducted by various institutions all over the country reach the same conclusion time after time: America is not living up to the expectations of her citizens.
Apple tax practices— rotten to the core?
Apple Inc. has been found using loopholes to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes and keeping that money as profits. The worst part: It’s completely legal.
Reclaiming the Earth-centered holidays
May 1 is a day filled with a lot of cause to celebrate. As it is celebrated, May 1 is a day in which people remember the proletarian struggle for liberation from the oppressive rule of the bourgeoisie.
Earth Week has given us a lot to celebrate and think about here on campus. We’ve had music, filmmakers and informative speakers all demonstrate how we could limit our impact on the environment.
Getting over Ana
Male anorexia is on the rise in the United States and Europe. At least, it is being recognized and diagnosed more often. Yet eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa are still predominately seen as female conditions. Often, men are left out of the discussion about eating disorders altogether.
The burden of masculinity
Spring unfolds in the Northwest. As flowers open in full bloom, people move outside to shake off the winter blues. With the spring comes the associations of rebirth, renewal and revitalization of the world around us.
From holiday to day-to-day
Easter approaches. Wicker baskets wait to be lined with plastic grass. Soon they will be filled with chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps.