Opinion

Take Revenge Porn More seriously

Nikki Djambinov nidjambinov@ursinus.edu Nudity is everywhere in our society. From billboards selling underwear such as Calvin Klein and PETA’s “No Fur” campaigns to magazine covers, it’s become a more acceptable thing to see. Television shows and movies commonly show sex scenes and no one bats an eye. The people on the advertisements, shows and movies […]

Marijuana laws should be changed nationwide

Yonshi Li Despite some strong objection against the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, I consider the legalization to be important in reducing unjust, racially biased arrests, increasing government tax revenue, and reducing police spending. Recreational marijuana has been legalized in Colorado since 2012. Anyone in Colorado who is over 21 years old can purchase and […]

The Grey area in Fifty Shades

Phoebe French phfrench@ursinus.edu From what I’ve seen so far, there are two main sides to the controversy surrounding “Fifty Shades of Grey.” One side argues that it’s about a controlling relationship that promotes violence against women and gives the world the wrong perception of BDSM. Conversely, others say that it’s just a movie and the […]

International Perspective: Stereotypes in U.S. colleges

Fuka Tazawa A lot of my friends in Japan ask me about college life in America. They especially ask about friendship, partying and dating. Understandably, their ideas about college life in America are mostly influenced by American television shows or programs that they see in Japan. They assume that the media exaggerates how it is […]

Ursinus has a responsibility to ban Yik Yak

Becky Honor rehonor@ursinus.edu How great is it that we can speak our minds whenever we want? You can always speak out against something you don’t agree with or support something you do agree with without expecting a serious punishment. Sure, not everyone will always agree with everything you say, but that’s the beauty of freedom […]

A Necessary change to CIE

Christine Palazzolo chpalazzolo@ursinus.edu Being a freshman at Ursinus College—what does it mean? What does it entail? There are three letters in the alphabet that I can safely assume roll off the tips of upperclassmen’s tongues when asked about their first year here and that are bitterly grumbled from the current BPS and BWC dwellers—the Common […]

The pinnacle of the booty in today’s society

Caitlin Tillson Catillson@ursinus.edu There are two pop songs being held up as body acceptance anthems recently: Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.” It’s true that they both are promoting the concept that curvy women should feel sexy, but they both achieve it through the same means: tearing down thin women, whom […]

International Perspective: Social living across cultures

Xichang Wu “Way to go, Xichang!” “Yeah!!” A huge shock stunned me when I walked into my very first dance in America with four girls. All the guys started to cheer for me, shouted out my name and they just went crazy in the room. I just stood there and had absolutely no idea what […]

Main street is a growing concern for students

By Christine Palazzolo chpalazzolo@ursinus.edu Situated within the small, suburban setting of our liberal arts school is a road that has remained a large, demanding issue for many years. Recently, this road has gotten even more attention, unfortunately due to the accidents that have occurred on it—startling the student body, our faculty, and the local Collegeville […]

Are Ursinus’ policies against weed practical?

By Jaime Bocanumenth jabocanumenth@ursinus.edu The twenty-first century has brought many changes into the social sphere. While some learning institutions have been fast to adapt to these changes, others have been delayed in recognizing the changing culture of the student body. More specifically, they have had to deal with the shifts in the mindset of students […]

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