Guest Columns

Guest columnist: Democrats need a vision

Welcome to the new world. Whether you are an apologist for Marxism, or a centrist believer in individual freedoms and responsible government, you’re in the opposition now. To varying degrees, communities around...


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Government transparency should not overrule ethics

Raised up as the rallying cry of every disgruntled person with a voice to shout with and an issue to press, government transparency (or lack thereof) appears to be the ultimate evil...


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Guest column: 'Beet-ing the salt'

Remember when you found the perfect pair of UGG boots on Black Friday only for them to get ruined by the end of the season from rock salt? Are you worried that...


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Social media's legitimacy as protest

Recently, someone I know posted a series of tweets expressing her thoughts on the hotly contested national anthem protests. She brought up a smart point on the subject that was articulated remarkably...


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Text messaging enables meaningful, creative communication

Unconventional forms of text messaging are often looked down upon, satirized and mocked by popular media. The medium is portrayed as encouraging incorrect grammar and spellings, and degrading the English language for...


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Alum responds to recent RA training controversy

Like most alumni, I have become aware of the controversy that is occurring due to an RA event called “#StopWhitePeople2K16.” Once the story hit the national media and oozed into every social...


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Response to Anita Raychawdhuri’s 4/26 column on the NYS Democratic primary

On Tuesday April 26, I had the pleasure of reading an opinion column by Anita Raychawdhuri regarding the New York state Democratic primary. Her argument was interesting and well-thought out. However, I...


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The fight against state 'tampon taxes' is misguided

A woman walks into a drugstore. She brings three items to the checkout counter: Tootsie Rolls, Tylenol and tampons. On which of these products will she have to pay a tax? The...


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Drug prohibition is a violation human rights

Getting high, in one form or another, is a part of the human experience. Children get highs from sugar or by spinning each other around until they reach a dizzy daze. Animals...


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Your vote will help shape our country's conscience

As the New York primary elections draw near, voters are busy making up their minds about which candidate to support for president. This can be a difficult decision during one of the...