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GOROKH | Where is Our Pie?

Economists often talk of the metaphorical pie that keeps growing with every passing year. Economy has been in fact steadily multiplying for more than a century now: for example, our GDP per capita now is 5 times what it has been in the 1950s; we  are collectively producing 5 times more stuff per person. But, when I take a look around, I do not see people kicking back to enjoy the prosperity our ancestors couldn’t have imagined. Even in the somewhat elitist bubble I inhabit people worry an awful lot about the money and the jobs. This mismatch between the numbers and felt reality puzzles me a great deal, in a way that an NFL star is puzzled when he discovers the millions he earned through sweat and trauma have somehow vaporized between the lines of contracts and the fees of lawyers.

NEWS | Student Assembly Debate 2018

Watch a news recap of the Student Assembly President & EVP Debate. Presidential candidates Varun Devatha ’19 and Dale Barbaria ’19, alongside executive vice president candidate Joseph Anderson ’20 put forward their positions and platforms. For more, visit cornellsun.com to read about the debate and SA election. Music:
“Chill Mode” by Audiobinger
http://www.audiobinger.net/

Letter to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Free Expression Disrupted

To The Editor:

We, the undersigned, are a group of community members concerned about preserving the freedom of expression at Cornell, namely the dangerous response to Mark Colbran’s collection at the CFC 2018 Fashion Show. Some of us know Mark personally, others do not. Some of us enjoy, or agree with, his collection, others do not. However, we all find alarming the policing of speech at Cornell, either by university affiliates or by independent groups such as The Cornell Daily Sun, through silencing, misinformation and false equivocation. The article in the March 12, 2018 edition of The Sun written by Meredith Liu and Paris Ghazi under the banner “Fashion Show Disrupted,” relating to events at the CFC 2018 Fashion Show, contains many factually incorrect statements and dangerously equates the peaceful expression of dissent with targeted harassment.

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PINERO | Dear Boomers, Love Gen Z

Boomers, this is your reckoning. I hold you all personally responsible for the handbasket that’s currently dragging us into the bowels of hell.  If I hear someone over 35 whine about “kids these days” one more time, I swear to God, I’ll go ballistic. Those born after ’95 are the first native-born inhabitants of a bona fide brave new world. Authors of dystopian fiction have rolled over in their graves as they watched their warnings go unheeded.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Students shouldn’t give up their right to use tobacco on campus

To the Editor:

Listen up Cornell students… did you hear that whooshing sound?  It was the sound of another one of your fundamental rights being flushed down the toilet. That’s right, the bureaucratic, administrative state known as Cornell is considering banning tobacco, if a campus-wide referendum passes. There are so many problems with the idea of banning tobacco, but, don’t be fooled, this is an issue that’s much bigger than tobacco.  I believe that our “deep state” (consciously or unconsciously) is using tobacco as a front to control more of our lives.