Category: Op-Eds

Building a new legacy: Celebrating student power by renaming Horn Hall

On Thursday, students convened a meeting in response to troubling comments about workers made by trustee Joey Horn ’87. This was an open space where we discussed the colonial legacy…

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The radical call of Lent: The meaning of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving

It doesn’t take advanced theological or philosophical training to recognize that our world is broken.  The fallen nature of humanity is painfully obvious to anyone who follows the news.  How…

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A cliché examined: Do we really peak in college?

“The best four years of your life.” When we were juniors in high school – dutifully studying for the SATs, sucking up to teachers to secure good letters of recommendations…

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Thoughts from a first generation student: The struggle between family and individual will

During the first weekend of second semester, my mother, my older sister and baby nephew came up from New York to visit to me. My sister was driving to a…

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Race and the red carpet: What’s happened this awards season?

Two influential women, one of whom is pregnant, graced the Grammy stage earlier this month. Adele Adkins was nominated for and walked away with five golden gramophones while Beyoncé Knowles-Carter…

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Learning from UMichigan: Why the College must become a sanctuary campus

The beginning of the Trump Presidency has signaled a major shift in American immigration policy, creating uncertainty among undocumented and international students about their statuses as both residents of the…

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Silence and colonial violence:The connection between DAPL and the College

On Feb. 7, the Army Corps of Engineers, under the Trump Administration, announced that it will cancel environmental impact assessment and grant the final easement for the construction of the…

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A series of unfortunate injuries:The invisible cost of mind and body illness

In elementary school, one of the most popular book series to read was A Series of Unfortunate Events. Well, I never read it, and I guess the universe decided that…

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The ‘elite mystique:’ How the College and its reputation have changed

When I was in the eighth grade, I was introduced to John Botts ’62, a very collegiate, handsome guy in a Williams t-shirt who also happened to be captain of…

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Nowhere to hide: The all-consuming nature of politics in 2017

I am a gigantic sports fan – possibly the biggest one you know. I love sports so much and know so many obscure sports facts that I literally appeared on…

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