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 […]

Being an international student is difficult but gratifying

Lilith Zhu Liberal arts aim at creating citizens who are able to take part in civic life.  In other words, it aims at creating better citizens who are able to understand their place in this globalized world. Ursinus College, as a liberal arts institution, provides its students with all the skills they need to reach […]

A vegan’s defense of hunting

By Max Bicking mabicking@ursinus.edu I grew up in a small Pennsylvania town, where almost everyone seemed to be a hunter. In elementary school, my classmates would boast about their father’s recent buck kill. My own father is a pacifist, and has never hunted in his life, like the rest of my family. So I was […]

Tuition is a headache for international students

By Niriesa Kalaga gakalaga@ursinus.edu The price of tuition has caused an uproar among many international students on campus. On the Ursinus website, the cost of tuition between 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 rose significantly. This year’s total cost of attendance is $57,580 with the tuition alone amounting to $45,890. In 2013, the tuition was $44,350; which means […]

International Perspective: Gaoko exam makes Chinese students come to America

Guanjie Wang When I came to America, ready to begin my undergraduate study, I spotted  a lot of Chinese in the Los-Angeles airport. Then, after I landed at my final destination, Philadelphia airport, the phenomenon was the same as it was in Los Angeles. A lot of Chinese students were talking about their schools, high-schools […]

After all, you only live once, right?

Take advantage of Ursinus’ study abroad programs By Max Molishever mamolishever@ursinus.edu Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is a blistering infectious condition that causes Ursinus students to stop themselves from whatever might be their genuine interest for a given day, weekend, or semester in fear of missing out on something socially happening on campus that strays […]

Students should be cautious about studying abroad

By Jordan Breslow jobreslow@ursinus.edu After the horrifying attack on satirical journalists in Paris, France this month by armed terrorist extremists, UC Students should be undeterred in their study abroad plans but increasingly cautious and vigilant. Whether you are currently abroad or you are going in coming semesters, violent global terror activities are expected to continue […]


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