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Current late-night jitney policy for underage students encourages unsafe behavior

Clinton, New York has always been the home of Hamilton College. This quaint, cozy central New York location is a key part of the identity of the college. More ...

Twitter fingers make little difference: activism on social media just the first step

I often see posts on my Facebook feed that begin with something like “I hardly ever make political posts but…” or “I never even post on Facebook but…”.  More ...

College community must continue to address culture of mental health stigmatization

I started having issues with my mental health around middle school.  Each time I brought it up to my mom, she would tell me that as long as I was able to function in school I didn’t need help. More ...

Hey, teachers: let’s make reading fun again

During the second week of Winter Break, I sat down and did something I had not done in months. What was I up to? Reading. For fun.  More ...

Rush process perpetuates cycle of exclusivity in Greek life

The first day of Hamilton’s spring semester, rush begins. This initial step of joining a Greek society can be an exciting sampling period for first-years as they make their way through events hosted by the various societies to discover where they fit best. At the same time, the rush process inadvertently excludes entire demographics of students as Greek societies are—however unstated this may be—predicated on gender and socioeconomic division. Why, then, despite our left-leaning campus community that promotes itself as being committed to diversity and inclusion, is Greek life so prevalent at Hamilton? More ...

For Patriots fans, a Trumpian dilemma

There was a football game on television last Sunday. It would be fair to assume that most of the Hamilton community was aware of this fact, and that a majority of those people built on that knowledge and made the conscious decision to view the game, either individually or in a group. Said game was one of the greatest ever played, and whether or not you are a football fan, I think we can all appreciate the age-old narratives of grit, passion and underdoggery that came to fruition on the evening of February 5. More ...

FACE OFF: The left has a duty to restrict certain kinds of speech

Against, perhaps, my better judgement, I recently attended a talk given by Kim Strassel, author of the book The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech. I didn’t read the book ahead of time, but I had a general idea of how this was going to go just from the title alone. More ...

FACE OFF: The left’s attack on free speech has serious consequences

Freedom of speech as we know it is under attack, and if one of the core tenets of our democracy falls, we all lose. Anyone with the faintest political awareness and common sense can see the stormy and polarized political climate in which we find ourselves in, and the left is largely to blame for this. That’s right, I said the left is to blame. Take a deep breath and buckle up. More ...

Socioeconomic divide in student body merits reform at all levels

On Tuesday night, with the soft rush of the water feature in the KJ Atrium plugging away in the background, President Wippman spoke to the Hamilton community on a wide variety of topics. Interviewer and Senior Class President Silvia Radulescu ’17 brought up issues ranging from President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration to the College’s technological initiatives, to advice for the incoming class of 2021. It was an event unlike any other in the College’s history, as President Wippman spoke not from a podium in a grand auditorium or a lectern in one of the school’s historic buildings, but rather to a camera broadcasting to the world via Facebook live from the recesses of a comfy armchair. More ...

Women’s March on Washington reaffirms importance of protest

This past Saturday, millions of women around the world took to the streets to protest the campaign strategy of recently inaugurated President Trump, and to proclaim their disagreement with his statements and actions. Those who know me were not surprised to hear that I had joined those protests. I know that the March was, and is, divisive and I witnessed firsthand some of the overwhelming whiteness and trans-exclusionary behavior that’s been discussed in the days following the March. I also know that I am not nearly well-versed enough on these issues to write insightfully about them, so I will leave that task to someone who is (and I look forward to reading their thoughts!). Instead, I want to explore the purpose of activism. More ...

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