For my last column of the semester I’m going to have to speak about what seems to be the current “hot topic” at Cornell: Greek life. Recently everything about Greek life has been questioned from its diversity to its very existence.
On Monday, The Sun hosted its second-ever Daily Sun Dialogue: Beyond the Byline. Through a moderated panel discussion and a robust Q&A session, we intended to bring Cornell’s newsmakers, news reporters and news readers together to debate sexual assault policy — one of the biggest issues that has faced our University this year.
Coming home this past Monday to news that there had been a bombing in Boston, I experienced a wide range of emotions.
As a Bostonian at Cornell, I’ve always felt like something of an oddity. There are a fair number of us here, but having never lived outside of Massachusetts, Ithaca seemed like a far cry from the city I called home.
To get trashed or not to get trashed? That is the question. After a year of college in outlandish and standoff-ish Ithaca, one will encounter the multifarious faces of alcohol and the variegated shades of behavior alcohol produces in people. When one does a free association test with the words “alcohol” and “Cornell,” a deluge of terms flood into the mind map.
Below is The Sun’s official endorsement for Cornell’s next undergraduate student trustee. In order to be most responsive to the diverse needs of our readership, we opted to make it custom-tailored to any and every member of the campus community. Pick your own goddamn candidate, and fill in the blanks with relevant buzzwords as you see fit.
One day after the tragic explosions that interrupted the Boston Marathon, The New York Times ran a front page story entitled “Blasts at Boston Marathon Kill 3 and Injure 100.” Of course, I learned about this tragedy much sooner from the numerous iPhone notifications, the general buzz on campus and the abundance of Facebook posts filling my news feed.
So I was originally planning to stay out of the debate on the Student Trustee election this semester for two reasons: One, I am a graduating senior and the trustee we elect will not represent me directly.