The Collegian
Monday, April 15, 2024

Editorials


Opinion

Because GPA can only get you so far ...

It's that time of year. During the next few months University of Richmond students will be tweaking their resumes, polishing interview skills and trying to increase their understanding of current events in and out of the global marketplace.


Opinion

Someone tap the keg. I'll pump.

It's that time of year ? time to offer up some more green solutions for the University of Richmond's campus! From the school that brought you such startlingly popular and successful programs as Trayless Fridays and the Green Bike Program comes a new solution to help save the environment.


Opinion

Letter: response from a "skinny bitch"

In light of Love Your Body Week at the University of Richmond, National Eating Disorder Awareness Week later this month and personal experience, I feel compelled to respond to Kiara Lee's last column, "Too thin: Read this before you vanish into thin air." I do not aim to attack Lee, since I have no desire to fuel the negativity tainting recent online comments on her, Patrick Coughlin's and Jacki Raithel's articles.


Opinion

We need to talk: an intimate dive into the gray area

The first few drafts of this article were about a variety of topics: how to treat girls badly and get away with it, why hitting on women should be honest instead of a "game" and finally, my theory on how to spice up your love life.


Opinion

"Too Thin": Lee Needs her own Reality Check

I have to side with Carmody on this one in saying that Lee's editorial is repulsive, not so much for her rudeness towards an uncomfortable topic, but for her pure ignorance of the bigger issue -- the pervasiveness of mental illness on campus including eating disorders (which are not contingent only to "5-foot-7 and 100 pound" girls, but affect both men and women of varying sizes and personalities) but also notably depression and chronic anxiety. Lee seems to have the impression that weight-centric girls "enjoy hearing [themselves] talk" about their weight simply in order to boost their ego, and if her overall goal is to offer sympathy through admitting that her listener is "a troubled young person who doesn't perceive reality correctly," it is hardly palpable.


Opinion

Letter: Many thanks for your support of Cole

Dear University of Richmond students, faculty and staff, Welcome back and we want to wish everybody a wonderful and safe semester. I'm sorry this is getting to you so late but things got really hectic for us toward the end of last semester.


Opinion

These boots are made for ___?

After a month at home during winter break and an entire grade returned from studying abroad, it felt strange that as I joined the stream of students crossing campus for the first week of class, faces were an afterthought.


Opinion

Too thin: Read this before you vanish into thin air

Do you have a friend who constantly complains about weight, but this friend is one of the skinniest people you know? Does this friend eat something like three pieces of lettuce with half of a piece of chicken, and call it dinner? Well here's a reality check for Skin-and-Bones, I mean, your friend: You are NOT overweight!


Opinion

Love is blind (and ill-defined)

I secretly love Crocs. I'm in love with Michael Cera. I love my grandmother. I love when people aren't afraid to admit they watch "Jersey Shore." I love going to the beach, even when it's raining.