Columns

Defacing Nike brand apparel is not an effective form of protest

This month, Nike released both a video and photo advertisement for the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” campaign. The athlete chosen to represent the brand? Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback...


Columns

Criticizing Israel does not always amount to anti-Semitism

Michael Harel stated in his Sept. 13 column that “anti-Semitic groups should not be given a platform on college campuses,” per the title of his piece. While this is undoubtedly true and...


Columns

Acts of kindness often stay with recipients

In 1944, my grandmother was sent to a death camp in the Polish countryside. The name of that camp, Auschwitz, has now been branded into our collective memory as the physical and...


Columns

John McCain does not deserve adulation

John McCain passed away on Aug. 25. If you didn’t see the reports as it happened on Twitter or cable news, you likely saw the eulogies pour in thereafter. You probably heard...


Columns

Professors should not require expensive access codes

With the start of a new semester, students are faced with a slew of obligatory expenses like laundry detergent, pens, notebooks and, of course, textbooks. Recently, professors in almost every discipline are...


Columns

Anti-Semitic groups should not be given a platform on college campuses

“We know that Zionism is ethnic cleansing, destruction, mass expulsion, apartheid and death, but it is also something very tangible. The reason we can have hope is that Zionism is a human...


Columns

Nonverbal communication is no less valid than verbal communication

You’d think talking to kids is easy — you just nod your head and speak in an uplifting tone while constantly ensuring and reinforcing their good behaviors, all while trying to squeeze...


Columns

Though not flawless, John McCain was a hero to many

On Aug. 25, Senator John Sidney McCain lost his battle with cancer. In his last book before his death, “The Restless Wave,” McCain quotes his hero, Robert Jordan, from his favorite novel...


Columns

Older actors make unrealistic teenagers

Coming-of-age movies are a staple in most teenagers’ lives. The recent resurgence of teen-led rom-coms and television series has seen shows covering darker, more real topics and having realistically diverse casts. However,...


Columns

Learning from lecturers can enhance students' education

For those of you who may have wondered where I’ve been for the last semester (yes, I know this is a total of precisely zero people), I took some time away from...