Minority religions deserve accommodations

Erin McKinney ermckinney@ursinus.edu In light of the recent celebration of Easter and upcoming holiday of Passover, I was curious how exactly Ursinus celebrates the different religious holidays for its students. Because Ursinus historically has a Christian background, I wondered if Ursinus pays equal attention to all religious holidays during the school year. A quick search […]

Choose two: sleep, study, socialize

Leighnah Perkins leperkins@ursinus.edu If you’ve been through at least one semester of college, it’s happened to you: The day is just not long enough to finish all of the assignments that suddenly appeared in your planner for the week. You’re looking down the face of, at best, a really late night and, at worst, consecutive […]

Students must recognize sexual assault on campus

Leighnah Perkins leperkins@ursinus.edu The Wednesday before spring break was a busy time. Mid-terms, last-minute assignments, and packing for a sweet week home were on many people’s minds. The end was near! But for a group of individuals working on a combined Bonner project and Ricochet piece, it was anything but a normal Wednesday. A brave […]

Tuition increase goes unexplained

Phoebe French phfrench@ursinus.edu I have loved my almost four years at Ursinus. However, one thing that has always bothered me, as I’m sure it bothers almost every other student on campus, is everything surrounding tuition and the total cost of attending this school. As I’m sure everyone is aware by now, our tuition is rising […]

Advocacy on issues you care about

Abi Wood Abwood1@ursinus.edu As a busy Ursinus student it’s easy to feel disconnected from the work the student government does, but somebody has to put the time and energy into doing this work. For the last two years that has been me. I put in an average of 12 hours a week in the Student […]

“This election is about you”

Rob Rein Rorein@ursinus.edu What does the Ursinus Student Government actually do? This question has been asked countless times to me during this year as both John Thomas and I campaign across campus. It’s a good question, but the one that really needs to be answered for students is: “What can the Ursinus Student Government do […]

The scoop on classroom conflict

Emily Jolly emjolly@ursinus.edu If there is one thing you should know about students and professors at Ursinus College, it is that they all want basically the same thing: to cultivate a safe and productive learning environment. From interviews with several students and faculty members, it is clear that many on campus believe that while students […]

It’s always sunny in Philly, but it’s too far away: Ursinus website makes a dubious claim that students have easy access to philly

Leighnah Perkins leperkins@ursinus.edu Rewind to your senior year of high school. Going on the hunt for the perfect college was a daunting yet exciting task. You were going on college visits and tours, hoping to find a place you would love to call home for the next four years. A lot goes into choosing a […]

UC second-ever musical wows audience

Jordan Ostrum joostrum@ursinus.edu “Joy never comes for free,” but last week the Ursinus College Theater Department brought me 95 minutes worth of joy for only $2. I’d say that’s a fine deal. At “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” directed by Meghan Brodie, a visiting assistant professor of theater, I was treated to songs […]

New barbie figures are antiprogressive

Erin McKinney ermckinney@ursinus.edu Barbie dolls have been the focus of many feminist diatribes against ideal body types and misrepresentation of the female self. This child’s toy has been said to be an unrealistic expectation for young girls, and encourages eating disorders and other unhealthy lifestyles. Galia Slayen, in an article for Huffington Post, scaled the […]