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OPINION

Double standards for a single problem

Society has evolved tremendously since the first Greek-letter organization was created in North America at the College of William and Mary in 1776, but the rules that govern sororities today remain startlingly outdated. According to the policies of the National Panhellenic Conference, none of the 26 recognized sororities are allowed to host parties or serve alcohol in chapter houses, even if members are 21 years old.

OPINION

Take action for bees

In June 2014, the White House issued a presidential memorandum expressing concern regarding the startling loss of pollinators nationwide, writing “the problem is serious and poses a significant challenge that needs to be addressed to ensure the sustainability of our food production systems, avoid additional economic impacts on the agricultural sector, and protect the health of the environment.” This month, the Obama administration released its National Pollinator Health Strategy (a requirement ...

OPINION

Through the eyes of an immigrant

I came to the United States a year ago to get my master’s degree with a lot of expectations from the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” I am from India, and I grew up in a typical, highly orthodox (read religious) middle class Indian household.

OPINION

Coming ‘round for construction

With constructions noises and smells still popping up around campus this week, ongoing work is still rightfully viewed by many students as burdensome, but the completion of some projects is starting to change that annoyance to wonder as we see the benefits of projects.

OPINION

The power of alone

There are some things I have learned to expect when traveling through European hostels. The wifi will likely be spotty in the upstairs rooms.