Letter to the Editor: Upper-middle-class Asian Americans need greater solidarity with people of color
Julie Yao, BC ’20, writes in response to a column published last week about what the impact of 9/11 on Muslim people can teach us about the long-lasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Asian communities. Read the original piece here....
Your first semester at Columbia is almost at an end. One last obstacle to face before winter break: finals. If you’re stressed out about how you’ll be able to come out of it all unscathed, Spectrum is here to answer your questions and clarify what’s really in store for you over the next two weeks....
Week in Review: Increasing tuition, first VP for diversity, equity and inclusion, and Dr. Wallace Broecker
I knew as early as third grade that I would be sent abroad to the States for higher education. Like other “parachute kids” in Asia, my acceptance at an elite Western college became the project of my parents’ entire lives. It would eventually pave the way for my family to immigrate to join me. As soon as middle school started, I stopped following the regular track of my English classes and began studying for the TOEFL, an English proficiency exam for aspiring international students. I read English literature while my peers studied the present perfect tense. I missed school frequently to take extracurricular English classes and to meet with my education counselor....
In a recent Netflix comedy special, Hasan Minhaj, a writer for the Daily Show, describes watching Fox News’ heavy hitters, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, and Bill O’Reilly, walk to lunch. Minhaj sees all of them leave their glossy midtown offices, those epicenters of American Islamophobia; cross the street; and get in line at a street food cart for halal chicken over rice....
Week in Review: Special investigation into faculty sexual misconduct, Bacchanal, and campus comedy clubs
SGA candidates advocate for resources for LGBTQ students, students of color, and low-income students at forum
Candidates for Barnard’s Student Government Association presented platforms that advocated for increasing resources for low-income, queer, trans and non-binary students at the candidate forum on Tuesday....