The answer is that much of America’s economy these days is dependent on the Internet, and by having slower and more expensive Internet, America is at a competitive disadvantage to many of its competitors in the global economy. This brings me to the main point of my article: Just as America is at a competitive disadvantage due to the state of its Internet infrastructure, Washington University students are put at a competitive disadvantage due to the sorry state of Internet access on campus.
While there have been a few incremental improvements, the overall dining experience on the South 40 has gone significantly downhill this year. As someone who considered the late night Bear’s Den run to be a major part of my social life, this is very disappointing. Bear’s Den, Bear Mart and Center Court no longer exist, […]
I have participated in the Wilderness Project (WP) Pre-Orientation program for the last two summers, last summer as a freshman and this summer as a leader. During WP, incoming freshmen embark on a weeklong trip filled with team building and social justice-themed activities, as well as several days of backpacking or rock climbing in the […]
Several weeks ago I wrote a column discussing why I believe substance-free housing creates an unnecessary and sometimes unfair division in the Washington University community. Today I present my case for why the difference in price between modern and traditional housing creates an even more unfortunate divide. There is almost no question that when it […]
When I was accepted to Washington University, one of my first decisions concerned housing. I was asked to state my preferences regarding when I go to bed, what temperature I prefer and how messy a room I can tolerate. Then there was the box that indicated “I prefer to live on a substance-free floor.” Although […]
Even in the short time that I have been at Wash. U., I can barely count the times that I have been late to a class because I have been unable to print something important.
After reading Randy Brachman’s inflammatory column two Wednesdays ago I felt the need to respond.
Of all the possessions I brought to college this fall, perhaps my favorite is my 1980s Schwinn road bike.