Opinion

Columns

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Sep 16, 2014, 10:52 PM

Two weeks ago from the sixth floor of Kent, I saw you, Columbia, a mass of bobbing people particles making your way to classrooms you had never seen. You looked sharp. You looked up, at buildings that will seem bland only when your route through campus becomes routine.

Sep 16, 2014, 1:16 AM

Kunal Kanodia on the transient friendships we first form in college.

Sep 14, 2014, 8:55 PM

Efficient discrimination that could arise from data analysis is something we should be watching for.

Sep 12, 2014, 1:36 AM

Loxley Bennett discusses his time in Swaziland over the summer and how being there helped him discover another home.

Op-eds

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Sep 16, 2014, 12:57 AM

Students aren’t alone in their struggles through adversity at Columbia.

Sep 14, 2014, 8:51 PM

The restricted and mistakenly lofty nature of our existing academic lexicon has a detrimental affect on discussion, both inside and outside our classrooms.

Sep 11, 2014, 7:28 AM

Lower-income students often come from backgrounds which academically underprepare them.

Sep 10, 2014, 2:43 AM

Lauren De La Fuente considers class and money at Columbia and the rest of the Ivy Leagues.

Staff editorials

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Sep 14, 2014, 9:02 PM

The editorial board endorses the proposals for changes to sexual assault policies in the letter to Bollinger.

Sep 11, 2014, 6:25 AM

Barnard must take action on its banner policy—it's been far too long.

Sep 9, 2014, 1:11 AM

Despite recent changes, Columbia’s approach to gender-based misconduct still needs work.

Sep 4, 2014, 5:19 AM

The 2014 Disorientation Guide does not lay out the only path to being an activist on campus.

The Canon

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Sep 12, 2014, 12:40 AM

Culture shock at Columbia from four different perspectives: a transfer student, an international student, a nontraditional student, and a student from Nebraska.

Apr 30, 2014, 4:29 AM

In this week’s Canon, we asked our contributors: Is Columbia a corporation?

Apr 28, 2014, 2:29 AM

Each year, as we approach graduation, Spectator gives its graduating seniors a chance to offer wisdom and share their experiences—at Spectator and beyond.

Apr 8, 2014, 9:13 PM

In this week's Canon, writers explore the question: What place should female authors have in the Core Curriculum?

Letters to the editor

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Sep 16, 2014, 10:15 PM

The Office of Student Engagement has created an inelegant solution to a problem that doesn’t exist, while perpetuating the problem that does.  

Sep 7, 2014, 9:18 PM

Life in Barnard’s four person dorms might be OK now, but in a few months, it will be horrific.

Sep 5, 2014, 12:02 AM

If you run the numbers, Barnard should have known it’d suffer a housing shortage. So why did they over enroll the class of 2018?

Apr 27, 2014, 7:25 PM

At Spectator, we often talk about ways we can improve our coverage and increase our outreach, but rarely do these conversations translate into meaningful action. We’re trying something new this year.