A sober look at mass shootings

Gun control has been in the news for the last few weeks because of the Parkland shooting, but there’s been a lack of critical analysis on what gun control would and wouldn’t accomplish, and what would really need to be done to stop mass shootings.

All writers should debate

Debate's use of the voice, face, and body as articulators, along with its time constraint, allow it to do something that writing has never managed to do: Turn language and logic into a sport.

We’re not well-rounded without the fine arts

In addition to specializing, there must be a requirement to expand one’s breadth of knowledge to other fields. In principle, most students probably agree that it is important to at least be informed about a wide range of topics.

Don’t forget Syria

I know that we are only human and that we are programmed to get used to events as they recur. But we should always remind ourselves of what is beyond numbers, any numbers — people. Behind each number is the destruction of the hopes and dreams of thousands of people.

Republicans are people too

As a card-carrying liberal on a left-leaning campus amid the increasingly dominant (or at least dominantly vocal) left-wing atmosphere that has come to define college culture across much of the United States, I have a confession to make: I kind of like Rand Paul.

A dissent against Senate’s decision on Equestrian

Senators, readers, and anyone else who gives a damn about extracurricular activities at this school: All the team is asking you for is one more yes vote. It’s asking you to let it increase its own dues to pay for a sport that its members love. It’s asking you to give it the time to implement a sustainable funding solution. It’s asking you to let it keep existing. It’s asking you to give it a chance.

With secret vote on Equestrian’s future, SA Government betrayed the public’s trust

Accountability within SA Government is a pipe dream.

The fatal flaw in SA’s new transparency bill

There’s a piece of legislation that’s just made its way through the SA Government system, and it’s about transparency.

YellowJackets’ service trip strikes a dissonant chord

The Yellowjackets trip is voluntourism at its very worst. It is a group of well-educated, primarily white men, traveling to a developing country so that they can take an Instagram picture with poor children, brandishing the hashtag #musicsaveslives. I'm sure the kids they “saved” will love the post.

The YellowJackets respond to recent controversy

We know our experience will be inspiring, exciting, and memorable, and we hope that our hosts in Maseno, Kisumu, Butere, and Nairobi will find the exchange as meaningful as we will. We are grateful for the kindness and generosity of our hosts and humbled to be welcomed into their community.