The Collegian
Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Editorials


Opinion

Religion in England

It is interesting to me that the University of Richmond's Study Abroad Office discourages students from choosing traditional places -- such as England, Spain, France and Italy -- to study abroad.


Opinion

Palin over Riveter is an Insult to All Women

By Becky Kauffman Westhampton College '10 Maybe Sarah Palin is aware of her gender, but Lex Reynolds (in her article "I'd Choose Sarah Palin Over Rosie the Riveter) is clearly unaware of the facts. I believe Vickey Allen's claim that Sarah Palin "seems unaware of her gender" implies the idea that any woman fully aware of her gender -- and aware of the patriarchy that we live in (look it up before you disagree) -- would lead that woman to be a strong advocate for women's rights (i.e.


Opinion

In defense of Palin's feminism

By Jarrett Dieterle Richmond College '10 Given the multitude of attacks on Sarah Palin regarding her feminist credentials, I feel compelled to come to her defense.


Opinion

Where do they go?

By Lincoln Machat Richmond College '11 It seems that sooner or later each student here has found out the hard way that you can only swipe twice per meal period.


Opinion

American sex-ed policy should learn a lesson

By Samantha Ronquest Westhampton College '10 Recently, I was lucky enough to read author and educator Evelyn Lerman's book, "Safer Sex: The New Morality." The inside cover introduction goes like this: "Picture yourself in a group of 1,000 teenage women in the United States.


Opinion

I'd choose Sarah Palin over Rosie the Riveter

By Lex Reynolds Westhampton College '10 To suggest that Sarah Palin is "unaware of her gender" and merely "regurgitating the misogynistic party line of the Republicans" is offensive to women everywhere.


Opinion

Studying abroad in Richmond

People come from all over the world to get caught in the web. We come from vastly different lives to the manicured campus and stone buildings where we will temporarily call home.


Opinion

Class of 2009: Do it now or never at all

By Bailey Leuschen Westhampton College '09 Attention all seniors at the University of Richmond and underclassmen/women who value the free dispersal of this senior's accumulated wisdom: I am issuing you a challenge. Whether it has struck you already or whether you are still in denial, our senior and final year at UR is upon us. While for some of us this is a sad truth to acknowledge, I write this opinion article without tears or melancholy.


Opinion

What are the issues?

By Jarrett Dieterle Richmond College '10 Famed economist and philosopher Adam Smith wrote "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" in 1759.


Opinion

Fraternity houses all around!

How is it that this school takes such a diverse student body and creates many similar people? I'll be asking this question during the coming weeks in an attempt to analyze the enigma that is the University of Richmond and the limitations of the student experience. First, there is the issue of buildings on this campus geared toward late-night student activities.


Opinion

The American Youth could make history in 2008

By Rasheed Nazeri Richmond College '10 Whether the outcome of the November presidential election comes down to the 13 Electoral College votes of the Commonwealth of Virginia or not, the voters in this state are poised to make history -- and perhaps in more than one way.


Opinion

Sarah Palin: Anti-Woman "Feminist"

By Vickey Allen Westhampton College '09 One of my favorite sketches on "The Chappelle Show" stars the blind black man who is a leader in the white-power movement.


Opinion

Women's Rugby: Sugar, spice and everything nice

By William Stanton Richmond College '09 Saturday afternoon while we were all dressing in various pinks and pastels, while our dates wore high heels and grandmother's pearls, while we were headed to the tailgate to pay homage to Homer Simpson's quip that "Watching stuff is way better than doing stuff," some of our Westhampton women weren't with us.