For a better activism, we need to be more pragmatic and respectful of our causes.
By sabotaging the operation of capital at the university, we risk diminishing the value of our own personhood.
This is our country, our campus, and our community. United, students can, have, and will change Columbia if we make our voices heard.
Ever since the infamous 1968 protests, America has seen Columbia as a bastion of liberalism, but today this activist presence has calmed down and Columbia's politics stand out less as most universities lean to the left.
Talking does not suffice for activism.
We should not be content with the impoverished definition of democracy the system gives us.
Students must be bold enough to take a stand for issues they believe in, whatever the consequences.
Columbia students are feeling the spirit of protest in a way that has been absent for more than 40 years.
Columbia has historically been an activist’s campus—basking in the memory and the legend of ’68, we draw in folks of strong opinions and talents on both sides of the spectrum (although we admittedly lean en masse toward one side).
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