opinion

Tue, May 20, 2014, 6:30pm
It’s summer. Your eyes are probably burning from too much Netflix. You’re already bored. (On the off chance you’ve already started your internship/job/form of work, my condolences.) So take a break—apply to contribute to the opinion section. If you think you can write, draw, argue, investigate, or...
Sun, May 11, 2014, 7:43pm
From September to May, the Opinion section has published (hopefully) thoughtful commentaries and passionate arguments on issues relevant to our readers. Here, we offer selections from columns, op-eds, and staff editorials that reflected debate on campus and in the community.
Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 1:56pm
In recent Spectator articles, we pointed out how Greek enrollment was rising, and we shared some of our opinions with you. On Wednesday, February 5th,  we asked you to share some of your opinions on Greek life on campus in a poll under the newly created Spectrum series entitled "Your Voices." We...
Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 11:28am
Like most of us at Columbia, my workload has gotten heavier recently, and I have been spending more time around campus studying in Lerner, (not) smoking outside of NoCo, and lounging in Butler. I began to notice that I was getting noticed myself. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Hungarian Pastry Shop: A woman...
Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 7:30pm
Of all the ironic sentiments in the hyper-organized Columbian, the hungry desire to fit in fun---between a coffee and a salad---is probably the most worrisome. The Columbian juggles homework, practice, and internships while actually learning how to juggle. The Columbian is subscribed to LionSHARE...
Wed, Feb 5, 2014, 12:41pm
My relationship with coffee started when I came to Columbia. I tried all locations near or on campus and came to the obvious conclusion that Joe Coffee in NoCo was the best. So most of last semester, perhaps once every two to three days, I would magically find myself at Joe. You know what to expect...
Tue, Feb 4, 2014, 5:17pm
Though Columbia’s active political atmosphere often provides the student body with a source of invigoration, at times the atmosphere can be quite stifling. As I’ve experienced in political discussions during my time here, to be of the minority opinion is to be forcibly relegated to silence. Even...
Wed, Jan 29, 2014, 2:02pm
The experience of coming to Columbia from a small-scale high school was different, but also eye-opening. The two episodes of my education contrasted, and I especially realized how the approach to asking questions had changed. It was a lot easier to voice a question in high school than it is now....
Tue, Jan 28, 2014, 5:10pm
By now you’ve probably read the article Bwog published last week about how Columbia investigates and deals with cases pertaining to sexual violence. Something that really struck me, and that I feel the need to highlight, is this point: “At Columbia, a student found responsible for rape, groping, or...
Sun, Jan 26, 2014, 1:05pm
Next Sunday, Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off in East Rutherford, N.J. As these warriors of the day prepare for battle, more than 82,000 fans will huddle in MetLife Stadium. It’s not unlike the violent gladiator games of ancient Rome and the Colosseum. In fact, a fourth-century engraving of the...

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