Tyler and Biswas endorse Hunter Malasky for VP of administration

We both enthusiastically and confidently endorse Hunter Malasky for the position of vice president of administration for SU Exec. Hunter has demonstrated a capability for hard work and a vision for improvement in his time as Budget Committee chair that we believe clearly sets him apart for this position.

Emma Tyler & Vivek Biswas | Student Union President & Vice President of Administration

An open letter to Dining Services: Or, why I now have trust issues

Listen up, Dining Services. I think it’s about time we had a chat. No, this isn’t about that weird meat in the case in Bear’s Den last week. And it’s not about the fact that there are never enough California Rolls at the sushi station. This is something a little more serious. Let’s talk about trust.

| Staff Writer

Campus speaker provides proof that prisoner torture isn’t needed

If Maddox was able to locate Hussein without needing torture, maybe this will be the proof needed to eliminate the ineffective method from the interrogation room for good. Recent studies and commentary have argued that torture is very ineffective for obtaining reliable information.

Zach Epstein | Contributing Writer

SU candidates bring strong qualifications without slates

Without the slate system in effect this election cycle and with candidates accordingly running solo as opposed to as part of a unified cabinet, the candidates themselves seem to be fulfilling the goal of giving SU a more experienced, capable governing body.

Genocide, empty political rhetoric and college campuses

A recent CBS News poll found that 57 percent of Americans now support sending ground troops to the Middle East to fight ISIS. We must have forgotten that our previous involvement in the region led to the vacuum in power that has facilitated the group’s ascent.

| Senior Forum Editor

SU in review: No slates, Speaker Series and PR efforts

Earlier this week, Student Union Exec released a report detailing its accomplishments and general review information for its 2014-15 tenure. We offer our independent review of Student Union’s past year.

Farragut school playground project is a plan worth sustaining

In prioritizing the playground, Beta and KD position themselves with the implicit mission of ThurtenE’s carnival: to provide resources, financial or otherwise, to a local charity.

Adjuncts deserve living wage, and University would benefit from paying it

Education, my parents always said, is everything. Neither graduated from college themselves: my father left community college after a semester and, for lack of money, my mother never went. There’s no higher calling than academia, they told me, and there’s no better way to move up in the world.

Erik Strobl | College Writing Instructor

The Oscars problem: ‘Based on a true story’

The Academy plays favorites and has its prejudices—that’s pretty much common knowledge at this point. For the 2015 iteration of the Academy Awards, which air on Sunday, another controversy has consumed the mass media: what is the required historical accuracy for a story?

Wesley Jenkins | Staff Writer

Combating the stigma against asexuals and aromantics

In the wake of Valentine’s Day, I would like to remind everyone that it’s perfectly all right for the holiday to be all about the candy—in fact, for some people, it’s always been about the candy.

Hao-Han Pan | Contributing Writer