When it comes down to a sense of community, your floor is basically the place you spend time hanging out. After Convocation and Residential College Olympics, residential colleges do not serve their purpose of uniting the student body.
Countless economic analyses have shown that sports stadiums do not generate the money for cities that politicians, developers and chambers of commerce would have you believe. The money goes to owners, sponsors, players, the lucky few local businesses—anywhere but the public.
I participated in a study abroad program in the capital city of Havana last summer—it was crazy to be one of the few Americans there. It was even crazier to experience the culture and politics firsthand (albeit to a much, much lesser extent) and separate it from the negative stereotypes and assumptions many Americans hold of Cuba.
The model minority myth gives us this privilege but simultaneously oppresses us because we have internalized this myth; we see ourselves as the “good” minority, which prevents us from creating solidarity with other people of color. Because of this myth, anti-black racism and a strong belief in a meritocratic society permeate our community and have been used to justify our absence from this movement.
“It’s like France’s 9/11,” she explained to me. “It is the worst terror attack France has seen in two decades.”
While the administration dragged its feet for many years coming up with a plan, it is encouraging to see the University making strides to improve this glaring blemish on its record. This marks the first time Wash. U. has set concrete goals, and it comes after The New York Times in consecutive summers publicly took the University to task for standing out among elite universities for its dearth of low-income students.
Satire is often called the highest form of wit in that it points to the world’s hypocrisies and trivializes them. Through satire, we as a global society can grow by addressing the problems that someone more cynical identifies for us.
This is about France’s—and the world’s—continuing and increasing tendency to conflate acts of terrorism by a small slice of a massive and otherwise quite peaceful religion with everybody who identifies as a Muslim. This is about those who, in their aggressive cries of “Je suis Charlie!” and defense of free speech, silence the overwhelming number of Muslims attempting to condemn the terrorism of a radicalized few.
Rape continues to be a problem on college campuses, fraternities continue to perpetuate a dangerous hazing culture and underage drinking is tolerated at a majority of universities. Why is it that even though there are groups advocating for better sexual violence prevention and education on drugs and alcohol, American universities and colleges are plagued by these systemic issues?
If you’re having a good day, I’d rather you not read this. I mean, you wouldn’t want to taint your sunny morning with thoughts of the inevitable pre-quarterlife crisis. Sorry. Did that ruin your morning? Now that you’re upset, you’re emotionally ready to finish reading this.