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YMCA Memberships Are A Good Option for Lincoln Center Students

YMCA Memberships Are A Good Option for Lincoln Center Students

The YMCA offers a great option to those for whom the Ram Fitness Center proves inadequate. Those who seek more can opt for the Y for a very reasonable price—and there's also access to Rose Hill facilities.

Students Should Be Allowed To Cite Wikipedia

Students Should Be Allowed To Cite Wikipedia

Wikipedia: It’s the crowdsourced knowledge engine that’s free to read, write and edit for everyone. It’s the collaborative project of over 300,000 people writing in 287 languages. But it’s more than that: It’s a taboo.

Working for Free? Save Yourself the Trouble

Working for Free? Save Yourself the Trouble

Promising everything from unparalleled connections to invaluable career experience, internships are to a college student what candy is to a child—and the compensation is often no more than an afterthought. Every day, thousands of college students across the country pay to work. In theory, internships are a great opportunity for students. Yet, with roughly half of the intern work force making no money—and in some cases paying for academic credits—it is only appropriate to ask who is really benefitting here.

Brandeis Should Not Have Rescinded Award From Ali

Brandeis Should Not Have Rescinded Award From Ali

On Tuesday, April 8, Brandeis University made the decision to rescind their offer of an honorary degree from Ayaan Hirsi Ali, apparently at the urging of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In taking such a drastic measure, Brandeis bowed to the pressure of an organization that is known for silencing those who speak out against Islam—even in those situations where it is merited—and Ali was unrightfully deprived of a well-earned honor.

Gun Control Efforts Are Futile and Misguided

Gun Control Efforts Are Futile and Misguided

A handgun ban is unthinkable in the United States, but gun control advocates would do well to understand that restricting legal access to firearms does not address the causes of violence—it merely changes their methodology.

Sadbook: Social Media’s Impact

Sadbook: Social Media’s Impact

It’s neither a secret nor a surprise that today’s kids, teens and young adults are almost characterized by their usage of social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. The prevalence of such outlets raises the question of whether or not social media is a positive influence.

We Must Implement New Housing and Programs For The Homeless

We Must Implement New Housing and Programs For The Homeless

There are not enough shelters and public housing facilities to accommodate the rising number of homeless people and families.

We Must Remove Desexualization From Equality

We Must Remove Desexualization From Equality

Gender equality is a battle which it seems we’ll always be fighting—or at least for many years to come—and with every step forward, there’s almost as many opponents pushing us back.

CSA: Don’t Whine For Me

CSA: Don’t Whine For Me

The Commuter Student Association (CSA) recently published a manifesto of challenges that commuters experience in hopes that professors will more fully acknowledge and assuage such hardships.

Stop Belittling Affirmative Action Applicant

Stop Belittling Affirmative Action Applicant

People believe that affirmative action allows unqualified minority students into top universities, ignoring their accomplishments and subjecting them to constant judgment and offensive behavior.