Op-Eds

Why we play

The two or three one-hour practices a week that I have with my team have been one of the few bright spots of this fall semester, and have helped me pull through mentally strenuous times.

Biden’s victory changes nothing if we don’t change ourselves

On the off chance someone besides the editors of this paper are actually reading this, please: Think hard about what parts of your own mind would prefer a president who looks like Biden to a president who looks like Harris.

Becky with the good hair: Colorism and power in the Jewish community

I’m impatient with my community’s unwillingness to see just how many people are left behind in the rush to assimilate at all costs.

Why dining halls should give Meatless Mondays a shot

Forgoing meat is a conscious and thoughtful choice that people make because they think that easing the burden on our earth is more important than satisfying their taste buds.

Early voting: Good idea, bad execution

People deserve a safe and relatively easy way to cast their ballots. Creating situations with limited locations and long lines is clearly not providing them that option.

Embracing the ‘crazy ex-girlfriend’

Feelings don’t just disappear after a breakup, and there shouldn’t be a time limit on their acceptability.

Other people’s bodies are none of your business

These are women whose adult bullying takes the form of “concern.” 

Disaster prevention lessons from AI

Leading AI experts say there’s a 5% chance that artificial general intelligence, or AGI, will cause a human extinction-level disaster.

Morbid curiosity: What’s so interesting about true crime?

Truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction is obliged to stick to believable possibilities, and truth isn’t.

Nobel by blood

For a prize that’s considered to be the pinnacle of achievement in any field, there’s a conservative distribution among extremely similar looking people.