Category : Opinion

On Freedom of Speech and the Evolution of Terrorism

Earlier yesterday, terrorists in France killed 12 people in an attack on a satirical newspaper called Charlie Hebdo. That makes for a terrifying sentence, and my heart goes out to the families of those affected. What is more terrifying is…

0 Comments / 95 View / January 8, 2015

Enjoy that Underwear, You Deserve It

       I have a little secret; I shop at Victoria’s Secret. Like many of my friends, I participate in the 7 for $27 panties deal that pops into my email inbox every other month and I profess that…

1 Comment / 865 View / December 31, 2014

A Critique of Ebola Coverage in the Media

Our perceptions of the Ebola crisis have resembled the beginning stages of just one of many stereotyped doomsday pandemic horror film scenarios—the kind that feature humans, infected by some strange virus, transforming into cannibalistic creatures that wreck petty quarantines, precipitating…

0 Comments / 226 View / December 23, 2014

Zionism Has Never Hidden Its Racism

A response to “Zionism is not racism” by Joshua Fattal. http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2014/12/04/letter-editor-zionism-not-racism.     “Zionism is not racism” is quite a surprising title for an article that claims to counter a so-called “ahistorical, misinformed, and bigoted” discourse. Such a statement lacks…

1 Comment / 248 View / December 22, 2014

The Danger or Power of Anonymity?

Before the rise of social media, finding out about a person involved a Google search that often yielded few results. Now, it’s easy to gather information about people’s lives, from their birthdays to their graduation pictures to their current vacation…

0 Comments / 381 View / December 20, 2014

What Is Your Race?

Have you ever had to fill in a form where one of the questions asked about your race? I am sure that you have, because in the U.S., every time we apply to a university or for a job this…

0 Comments / 147 View / December 19, 2014

Why The Redskins Controversy Should Finally Be Put to Bed

In comparison with the mantis shrimp, humans are hopelessly blinkered in their perception of color. This lowly crustacean lords over us with a perceptive capacity of sixteen whole colors compared to the puny three that we experience. This myopia may…

0 Comments / 139 View / December 16, 2014

Why Everyone Should Care About Justice Ginsburg’s Health

Last Wednesday, November 26, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital and underwent a procedure to implant a stent in her right coronary artery to alleviate a blockage. In the past she has also been treated…

0 Comments / 106 View / December 3, 2014

A Change in Perspective on Volunteering

When I was sixteen, I travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia with a team of students from my high school on an expedition called World Challenge. Prior to embarking on this adventure, I was excited for many different reasons. Most of…

0 Comments / 272 View / December 2, 2014

A Call for Reform, Not Destruction in Ferguson

Confusion, grief, ire. These are all strong feelings experienced by many across the country and the world right now as a result of the verdict of the grand jury concerning Michael Brown Jr.’s death. The one feeling that stands out…

0 Comments / 74 View / November 25, 2014