Autism acceptance goes beyond statistics

Charles Chan Hee Lee chlee1@ursinus.edu When I was asked, “What is autism?” at the beginning of this semester, I thought I had an answer. I tried to explain that autism was some sort of disorder and asked vague questions like, “It’s like Down syndrome right?” or, “Aren’t autistic people like savants?” which only further drove […]

Using study drugs is dangerous and unfair

Karch Connors kaconnors@ursinus.edu ADHD is a disorder in which an individual cannot focus, cannot control behavior, is overactive or a combination of the three. The diagnosis of ADHD is on the rise in the United States, with 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 diagnosed with the disorder, according to a survey by the […]

Not black enough, not white enough

Courtney Stewart costewart@ursinus.edu In this on-going conversation concerning race, we tend to leave out one very important group: those of two or more races, or as I like to call it, the minority of the minorities. I have been a part of many different things on campus: an American Studies major, an athlete, an Ambassador […]

Online courses deserve some credit

Caroline Sandberg casandberg@ursinus.edu My twin brother, who attends Drew University, was telling me over winter break that he was taking classes online for credit toward graduation during the month he had off. He was excited that he would be able to have an easier course load for the spring and make good use of the […]

Record gifts should soften tuition increase

Jordan Breslow jobreslow@ursinus.edu In a Feb. 27 article in “The Philadelphia Inquirer” titled “Area college tuitions to rise again,” it was revealed that Ursinus College is instituting a tuition increase. “Ursinus College mailed letters to parents this week, announcing a 3.5 percent increase in tuition and in room and board: tuition will be $45,890; room […]

Feminism suffers from misconceptions

Olivia Schultz olschultz@ursinus.edu I have often heard people say that they are all for equal rights for women, but do not wish to be called a feminist. All feminists are not obnoxious, male-hating, lesbian, protesting, Birkenstock-wearing, bra-burning, peace-loving liberals, though there are feminists like this. There are also feminists who wear dresses with ruffles and […]

Feminism’s shortcomings alienate potential allies

Caitlin Tillson catillson@ursinus.edu I do not hate feminism. I have some qualms, however, with what I see in feminist culture today. When people draw lines regarding who can contribute to what, who is more oppressed or who is more privileged, it ends up feeling more like a competition than a unified movement. Because of this, […]

Hey, white guys: Your say is the say

Chloe Kekovic chkekovic@ursinus.edu If you are an Ursinus student reading this article, there is a fairly strong chance that you are more privileged than I am. The word “privilege” has several different meanings, but in the context of this essay, privilege will be explicitly associated with being a straight, white, affluent male. These qualities grant […]

Media criticism harms American troops

Shawn Hartigan shhartigan@ursinus.edu The United States liberal media have given Americans the opportunity to exercise our right to freedom of speech. To voice our opinion is one of the many freedoms that we enjoy and it is what helps make us great as a country. It is what allows me to express my opinion to […]

Oscars 2014 honors entertainers, entertains audience

Amanda Frekot amfrekot@ursinus.edu With such iconic moments as John Travolta pronouncing Idina Menzel’s name incorrectly and a record-breaking celebrity selfie posted on Twitter, the 86th annual Academy Awards proved to be an entertaining event as Hollywood’s most talented entertainers were honored. Last Sunday, Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Oscars for the second time. She last graced […]


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