The Collegian
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Editorials


Opinion

Letter: A livable campus environment

When will this school learn how to allow a livable campus environment? Most likely not during my time here, but I hope during the interim, someone who makes decisions will weigh a few varied and serious concerns. 1.


Opinion

Letter: Sorry, we are not all Peace-Corps members

I cannot believe you allowed "7:23am to Grand Central" be printed as anything remotely resembling an opinion, especially in a school so dependent on the kindness of those who the writer claims cannot "earn a million dollars honestly." The same train he is riding on would be almost impossible without the industry he derides with the delicacy of a shotgun ? the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the fifth-largest public debtor in the United States.


Opinion

7:23 train to Grand Central

"This is the 7:23 train to Grand Central," announces the screeching robotwoman voice. "This station is Tarryytownnnn, the next station stop is Irrrviiinggtonnnn." "She" not only speaks to me, but also to my fellow travelers this morning, like all mornings.


Opinion

Communication: avoiding the gray area

One of the most feared expressions known to mankind is the phrase "We need to talk." Whether a parent, friend, teacher or significant other says it to you, it automatically triggers the body to react in a negative manner.


Opinion

Kids say the darndest things - Why not join them?

New semester, new year, new decade. Thanks to the way we divide and package time, we have three fresh starts, which in our culture have the tendency to beckon reflections, resolutions and ruminations. Some may logically argue that these new periods hold no meaning, because the sun rises and sets the same from day to day.


Opinion

March to Madness?

I would like to encourage the University of Richmond student body and university community in general to join Chris Mooney's men's basketball Spiders on what could be a "March to Madness." In early season play, the Spiders have posted a 14-6 record (3-2 in Atlantic-10 play) with important wins against the University of Florida, Mississippi State University, the University of Missouri and Old Dominion University.


Opinion

Continuity in leadership

Along with other members of the University of Richmond community, I am greatly disappointed to hear the news that coach Mike London will be leaving Richmond for the head coach position in football at the University of Virginia.


Opinion

Jilted: London's decision to leave UR

When the story first broke that former University of Richmond football coach Mike London would be leaving his alma mater for the University of Virginia, I couldn't help but feel disappointed that a man we proudly claimed as our own would jump ship so quickly.


Opinion

The fear of the shock

I won't check myself into Counseling and Psychological Services just yet, but I won't be surprised if I need to come January.


Opinion

Following the leader

Imagine this "icebreaker" game: Participants sit in a circle of chairs, and when a characteristic that you possess is shouted, you run to another chair.


Opinion

Letter: cost of opposition

On Nov. 11, 2009, Adnan Hajizadah, an alumnus of the University of Richmond, was given a two-year prison sentence in Baku, Azerbaijan.


Opinion

Letter: Tofurky

The moment my mom set that first Tofurky down on the table in front of me six years ago, I knew I had made the right decision.


Opinion

What do these 2009 elections mean?

Last week, voters in several states went out to the polls for a handful of off-year elections. Although most of these elections were at the local level and revealed little about the current political climate, three key races reveal a lot about the current mindset of voters. I am referring to the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey, both of which were victories for the GOP, and the special election for a long-time Republican house seat, which Democrats won back on election night.