This piece is part of an ongoing scope—a collection of multiple pieces from various viewpoints—exploring how institutions should handle the COVID-19 pandemic and what that means for politics in the future. As we lead up to the 2020 election, Spectator’s series, The Student Vote, will continue to highlight perspectives from students between the ages of 18 to 24 regarding candidates, policy issues, and more. Follow our editorial pages for more content like this....
In light of the centennial anniversary of the Core Curriculum, spirited discourse surrounding its content, merit, and practice has emerged. However, we see the Core representing more than just an extensive set of academic requirements. In a campus culture that emphasizes career preparation and financial success after graduation, the Core epitomizes and reinforces the liberal arts model of higher education. Is this liberal arts education actually valuable to us? How does our experience of academia intersect with various personal identities to benefit or detract from our prospective futures? With these factors in mind, what kind of education should Columbia be providing for the modern pre-professional student?...
3 a.m. pancake runs at JJ’s Place, state-of-the-art swimming pools and squash courts, acupuncture therapy, anti-gravity yoga classes, discounted tickets for Broadway musicals, and on and on. The opportunities here seem endless....
By Max F. Neuman, Blythe Edwards, Nathan Santos, Liberty Martin, Milagro Chavez-Cisneros, Sam Wilcox, Lana Awadallah, Daphnie Ordoñez, Sabina Jones, Kalena Chiu, Jacob Kaplan, Emma Gometz, Venice Ohleyer, Sabina Maurer, and Yasna Vismale
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