Clickers are used in hundreds of universities across the country to help professors take attendance and gauge whether students are doing their homework and paying attention. They certainly have downsides.
The amount of attention given to an incident involving the black Harvard and Yale university graduate students and alumni at Cure Lounge highlights just how little attention racial profiling really gets.
DPS had the ability to send an alert if there were an active danger and it didn’t because it wasn’t necessary. We were safe. And as helpless as it may make us feel, we should trust our police.
Though there are certain cases in which slang is unacceptable, generally, I’m in favor of its use. Slang, like Shakespeare, can offer new shades of meaning to our increasingly digital society.
In his challenge to the Ten Commandments, Rev. Bo Turner exhibited the kind of behavior we all should follow.
My favorite major holiday of the year is Thanksgiving. But I don’t like it for all the Hallmark-card reasons. While the conventional reasons make Thanksgiving pleasant, here are my real rationales.
There is one war which wages on even as other fights are won and lost. You are either on Team Cake or Team Pie. I am on Team Pie. Pie isn’t just more scrumptious than cake. It is also more American.
Impatient as usual, I decided to get a head start on the list of things I'm thankful for with a campus perspective. Here’s a list of a few campus perks that don’t often get the recognition they deserve.
Whether our mentors have a great deal of real-world experience or are just a few years older, they can all provide students with perspectives on academics, career paths and more.
Teams work incredibly hard with little-to-no student support — imagine what a boost we could give to athletics if students showed up to games. This is a call to every student who has never been to a basketball game.
The Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique and sacred gem in the midst of revitalization, is a flagship for this city’s long-term health and offers a stunningly low cost of admission for college students.
The absence of explanations after fire alarms causes students to doubt a future alarm’s credibility. Students don’t get the satisfaction of knowing whether the alarm was for a major or minor reason.
To everyone who submits Shoutouts: please don’t be mean. By making Shoutouts all about how much we hate each other, we have lost an opportunity to create something that will make us feel better.
First, people had face-to-face drunk conversations. Then, drunk phone calls, drunk e-mailing followed and drunk texting. Most recently, the worst of all has arrived: drunk social networking.
She’s all over our televisions, iPods and computer screens. But now, Lady Gaga is infiltrating yet another sacred space in our society — the classroom.
Thanks in large part to the DP, Christian Lunoe has gone through too much for too little. This newspaper overstepped its bounds in its treatment of a fellow student. It should not do so again.
A social event for charity? Sounds like an excuse to party with a clean conscience. But Greek philanthropic efforts raise awareness for a number of causes and donate thousands of dollars to different charitable organizations.
With four years of fall breaks and Thanksgiving breaks and spring breaks we’re racking up time that could be spent exploring, adventuring and visiting friends at their homes instead of bumming around at our own.
It seems that the easy post-graduation options are returning home or living in the BosWash megalopolis. But don’t. For the love of God, don’t.
In most states, eligible voters are required to register several weeks to a month in advance of Election Day. To make voting easier, Pennsylvania should consider allowing same-day voter registration.