Opinion

Columns

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May 6, 2015, 10:49 PM

Former Speccies share their experiences and thoughts before graduation. Check out our four final senior installments for May 16 featuring two columns by the editor in chief and managing editor of the 138th managing board.

May 4, 2015, 12:11 AM

In his column, Luke Foster contemplates the implications behind graduation on both old and new friendships.

May 1, 2015, 1:58 AM

Columbia’s Core Curriculum solves the meaning of life.

Apr 30, 2015, 4:08 AM

Columbia’s aggressive social activist atmosphere makes it hard for low-income students to become involved, because the inability to commit large chunks of time to activism is seen as an act of selfishness or apathy, rather than of circumstance.

Op-eds

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May 6, 2015, 3:08 PM

Just because they’re touted to cure all health problems, dietary supplements may not be all that good for you.

May 4, 2015, 2:16 AM

There’s something ironic about a forced consent program. So what better way to respond to coercion than with Japanese-style verse?

May 4, 2015, 2:53 AM

From September to May, opinion writers have offered thoughtful commentaries and passionate arguments on issues relevant to Columbia.

May 4, 2015, 12:02 AM

First-year Evan Morris discusses what could be done to make student life at Columbia more accessible to those with disabilities.

Staff editorials

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May 11, 2015, 12:21 AM

Bollinger’s silence on the recent instances of police brutality increases the alienation many students on this campus already feel.

May 1, 2015, 3:13 AM

Spectator Editorial Board argues in favor of keeping Bacchanal a tradition at Columbia University.

Apr 9, 2015, 5:26 AM

In order to give all students an equal chance of succeeding at Columbia, freeing up time to focus on classes through increased financial support may be just as important as providing academic resources.

 
Mar 31, 2015, 4:04 AM

Spectator’s Editorial Board announces endorsements in the executive board elections.

The Canon

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May 4, 2015, 4:56 AM

What is the role of an active listener on campus?

Nov 20, 2014, 5:54 AM

How Columbians experience drugs.

Nov 6, 2014, 7:21 AM

What is the “War on Fun” at Columbia?

Oct 13, 2014, 6:11 AM

What does it mean that Columbia doesn’t celebrate Columbus Day?

Letters to the editor

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Mar 10, 2015, 3:29 AM

Ollie’s burning down exposes our insensitivity to the plight of low-wage workers.

Mar 5, 2015, 3:19 AM

Judging by its response to the recent fire at 600, Barnard should improve how it addresses emergency crises.

Feb 19, 2015, 10:14 PM

Standardized testing for New York City students is a good idea; it helps the state evaluate how well its students are acquiring and applying the critical thinking skills necessary to earn a job in a competitive market.

Feb 11, 2015, 12:32 AM

It is no longer productive to debate whose side we believe in the case between Emma Sulkowicz and Paul Nussenger.

Editorial cartoons

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Apr 28, 2015, 2:09 AM

Illustrator Ji Hoo Woo comments on the helplessness students feel despite the numerous resources available for mental health.

Apr 22, 2015, 2:32 AM

Have you ever given any thought to your winged neighbors?

Apr 6, 2015, 1:54 AM

It can be a real pain—both physically and otherwise—to compete in club sports at Columbia.

Apr 2, 2015, 1:43 AM

What lucky college will receive that red rose and be chosen to host the next Barack Obama presidential library?