The Collegian
Friday, March 01, 2024

Editorials


Opinion

Letter: A word from the business factory

I read Maura Bogue's opinion piece last week in The Collegian and found it entertaining. With humor, stereotyping is common, but I thought I should address some of it for those who are not making the journey over the lake.


Opinion

E. Claiborne Robins and the Business Factory

"A sociological first expedition down the B-School Trail" HYPOTHESIS: The B-School is actually a secret fraternity where members take pong lessons ... in suits. LITERATURE REVIEW: An early lesson at Richmond: bypass the "major" question.


Opinion

Tax the fat

The current economic crisis has left dozens of states scrambling to come up with new, innovative ways to balance their budgets.


Opinion

Letter: Right to Choice

From a woman of the 21st Dark Ages To the editor: I was gratified to see Carson Feld's response, "P.O.W.: Prisoner of womb," to the recent anti-abortion article in The Collegian.


Opinion

Confessions of an invisible student of color

"I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. ... That invisibility to which I refer occurs because of a peculiar disposition of the eyes of those with whom I come in contact." -- Ralph Ellison,"Invisible Man" When you look in my direction, do you see me, or am I invisible to you?


Opinion

Day of truth, day of tolerance

When I was in college at Virginia Tech, I was into football and hanging out with my friends. You may consider it nothing short of a miracle, but I remained (and still remain) friends with several of my buddies who were Spiders, like yourself! If there's one thing campus life in general has taught me, it's that people love labels.


Opinion

Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, Welcome to a new year! Transition is over, and I now face the daunting task of filling Megan Wilson's shoes as the editor-in-chief of The Collegian for the 2009-2010 year.


Opinion

A weekend at U of R

I spent most of my Saturday night walking around campus. I don't know exactly what I expected to see on my stroll, but I unfortunately didn't catch any goose murderers or spot any alumni rekindling old flames in the bushes.


Opinion

Richmond body image

To the university administration, what are you waiting for? There is a situation at the gym that should have been addressed weeks, if not months, ago: a person clearly and significantly below a healthy bodyweight, excessively exercising, day after day.


Opinion

April Fool's Day

What is one of the greatest, and most overlooked, aspects of college life? Pranks. College was made for pranks.


Opinion

Prisoner of womb

In last week's opinion section, an article was published titled, "Abortion Seems to Defy All Logic." The author began by making the analogy of the past enslavement of African Americans to the enslavement of aborted babies. Putting the faulty logic of this unoriginal analogy aside, the author fails to realize that by outlawing abortion - which is the objective that the article advocates, society would be enslaving women - making them prisoners of their own wombs. Like many anti-abortion advocates, Caleb apparently views women not as human beings, but instead as second-class citizens who do not deserve autonomy over their own anatomy.


Opinion

America's Best Dance (Opinion) Crew

Regardless of whether you know who Stephen Sondheim is (don't feel bad, I didn't either until covering his campus visit), the Father of Broadway's words should still strike a chord: The only things worth doing are the ones that scare you. When I learned I'd be home for my brother's concert last month, my chance to heed Sondheim's advice glittered like the black, sequined top of lead singer Jenny Lewis (former "Troop Beverly Hills" child star) at Rilo Kiley's Philadelphia show last summer. Hers was a performance that a) considering the homosexuality-on-campus dialogue that has dominated the opinion section this semester, could beckon enemy lines closer as Lewis could seduce you regardless of where you've set up camp along the sexuality spectrum and b) made me itch to be on stage. Entonces, I informed my brother that, if need be, I was perfectly willing to lend my vocals for a song or two.


Opinion

Give us Pig Roast

Pig roast is my favorite holiday. I mean, the ones at home with family bonding are great, but what other chance does the Richmond campus get to bond?


Opinion

Comment Policy Change

Part of the Collegian's mission is to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and we are proud of the discussions that our opinion section and online edition have fostered. But as the semester has progressed, some of the comments for online articles have moved away from a discussion of ideas, morphing into anonymous and very public attacks on the personalities and lifestyles of the people who write articles, columns and comments on our Web site. The Collegian's policy for print opinion submissions is that they must be accompanied by the writer's name, unless the editor grants a writer's request for anonymity.