The Collegian
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Editorials


Opinion

Letter: From a trustee to closeted students

As an alumnus of Richmond College and a current trustee of this great university, I offer my own voice to a recent dialogue on campus sparked by the "Letter from the Closet" from Anonymous and by the online response from Amicus last week.


Opinion

Global economic policy and Blink 182

For those of you hoping to start your weekend out on the right foot, here's some good news to get you going: After four long years of silence, Blink 182 has decided to reunite and record a new album. At this point you've probably thrown this paper up in the air in celebration or your tears of joy have stained the pages, so I'll pause for a second to let you find a new copy. Got it?


Opinion

Letter: UR Amnesty International Focusing on AIDS awareness

By John Waller, Alex Borwick, Caroline Doyle Richmond Law '09, Westhampton College '12, Westhampton College '11 "Amnesty International is a global movement of individuals fighting to protect the basic human rights of individuals worldwide." Members of the UR Amnesty International Chapter have raised both money and awareness for human rights issues through events such as letter writing campaigns and film screenings.


Opinion

Straight out of Compton (Vol. 4)

What was last Friday? It was "the night the lodge went wrong." For some, the complications of a lodge being shut down ruined the night, but I had ended up experiencing the joy of random fun.


Opinion

The Closeting

By Ben Fancy Richmond '09 There has lately been a great deal of negativity surrounding GLBTQ issues on this campus.


Opinion

A Call For Tax Code Reform

The first few weeks of the Obama presidency have been marked by both triumph and embarrassment. From the left's perspective, Obama triumphed in enacting a gargantuan spending bill that is supposed to pull our economy out of its current doldrums.


Opinion

10 more lodge themes

By Trey Murray Richmond College '08 Editor's Note: The Collegian recognizes that this opinion submission may be offensive to some members of the Richmond community, but it does not necessarily reflect the views of The Collegian staff.


Opinion

Straight Out of Compton (Vol. 3)

As I thought about things I wanted to write about this week, I was struck by how most "opinions" people (including myself, not going to lie) tend to revolve around complaining about something.


Opinion

D-Hall to go?

I don't go to D-Hall too much these days. Blame it on the "trayless everydays" scare, the long lunch lines or maybe that the Mongolian Grill has lost much of its luster after three years.


Opinion

A Mad-Lib Opinion Column

In addition to making the prerequisite series of fart jokes in my opinion column each week, part of my job as your assistant opinion editor is to motivate you students to write in with your own thoughts, rants, points of view, secret teacher crushes, etc. There are two ways to do this.


Opinion

The Music of Itchy Hearts

So here I was on the corner of Broad and Madison Street Friday night listening to four people in a folk(ish) band scream my name aloud in front of about 15 people with crowds nearby. I thought to myself, "Now this is really something that would never happen on our campus: There are four college-aged people playing acoustic guitar, stand-up bass, violin and accordion and stomping on a hubcap for percussion." I hadn't really planned on getting called out, but then again, I don't usually plan on these sorts of things (not that I really could), and quite frankly, it made my night. My mom always said it was one of her biggest regrets of parenting -- that she didn't make us learn to play an instrument.


Opinion

Greetings from Mexico!

Courtesy Lisa Brancheau and Lindsey Ryan By Lisa Brancheau and Lindsey Ryan Westhampton College '06 Greetings from south of the border!


Opinion

Keynesianism revisited

After taking the United States off the gold standard in 1971, Richard Nixon uttered his now infamous and oft-mocked saying, "We're all Keynesians now." Keynesianism would later run into a road-bump called stagflation, and be tossed to the backburner of the metaphorical economic theory stove.


Opinion

10 coolest states

By Benjamin Telsey and Stephen Hess Richmond '09 Let's be honest, there is really nothing going on at UR between the time classes end on Friday and forties at four.


Opinion

The fix is in...

The first hints of springtime after a long cold winter are always the most glorious of days. Like this past Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday nonetheless, with the sun poking out from the clouds and the temperature pushing seventy degrees. It was a great game, too.


Opinion

Make some noise

By Larry Burnett UR SBA '76 Two years ago I wrote to The Collegian about how I could not believe the students' lack of interest in sports activities at The University of Richmond.